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Rosie Blacker is a solicitor who specialises in clinical negligence, running her own cases and also team-working on very complex high value claims.
I was shocked to recently read that the British Medical Journal has published evidence that routine NHS procedures are being cut back, leading to a need for doctors to resort to special appeals to get treatment for their patients.
If someone witnesses a traumatic event as the result of another’s negligence, then traditionally it has been very difficult for that individual to receive compensation. However, changes to how these ‘Secondary Victims’ are treated has raised new hope for many suffering from psychological injuries as a result of witnessing a traumatic event.
Solicitor Rosie Blacker writes about recent research which suggests that lives could be saved if the early warning signs of heart attacks are more routinely picked up.
Rosie Blacker writes about the plans for national testing of proposals to improve maternity care across England, and what this will mean for patients.
Rosie Blacker considers the findings and implications of a recent report of failings in NHS hospitals to carry out recommended genetic testing when a patient under the age of 50 is diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Rosie Blacker summarises a recent case where it was considered whether a claim for compensation for injuries suffered due to negligence could include a claim for the costs of a professional Deputy to manage the Claimant’s finances in circumstances when the Claimant’s incapacity was caused by the Claimant’s own actions rather than due to the Defendant’s negligence.
Rosie Blacker considers recent clinical negligence cases which highlight the importance of a patient’s right to choose who carries out their medical treatment.
A blog considering the signs and symptoms of bladder and kidney cancer in support of March 2016’s ‘be clear on cancer – blood in pee’ symptom reminder campaign.
Rosie Blacker writes about a recent national enquiry into stillbirths in the UK, the issues raised and considers the future in light of this enquiry and whether changes could and should be implemented to reduce the number of stillbirths.
A blog considering a recent study suggesting that survival rates for cancer in England are falling behind other countries, the potential reasons for this and what could be done to change this.
A blog considering the symptoms of male breast cancer and potential reasons why it is frequently diagnosed at a late stage.
A discussion of the potential reasons for the recent reported problems in A&E departments across the UK.
Recent research highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of lung cancer and the need for increased awareness of symptoms on the part of GPs.
Recent statistics report that patients requiring treatment are waiting a long time in ambulances outside of hospitals – what is the issue and what is causing it?
Last year a review of the A&E centres by NHS England suggested that a two tier system should be introduced to try and remove some of the pressure from the A&E departments. However, is this really enough to help?
An estimated 2,500 lives a year are being lost due to a “postcode lottery” in how ambulances are responding to heart attack patients
Why one fifth of patients may be in danger of receiving the wrong level of fluid when being treated in hospital and what can be done to reduce this number.