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Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Chair of The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (the Review), advised the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England that for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), mesh implants should not be used until certain conditions can be met. NHS England has therefore confirmed that the use of vaginal mesh implants will be immediately suspended.
With the summer fast approaching it is important that we look after our skin by protecting ourselves from sunlight exposure, in order to minimise the risk of developing skin cancer. However, if you do suspect you have a melanoma, do you know what should happen next?
Lucy Crawford takes a look at the latest CQC survey on UK maternity services, published last week, and reviews whether it is showing any real progress on patient safety.
All professionals can be (and often are) sued if they are negligent. But there seems to be a special sympathy for medical professionals who are facing a negligence claim.
With recent research showing that up to 237 million drug errors may be being made every year, should the government be doing more about the harm that is being caused?
Rosie Hodgetts takes a look at the recent delays in the NHS, and what you can do if you have experienced one.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure often marketed or described as a ‘quick fix’ solution to weight problems. But does this make it any less risky?
Cosmetic surgery and cosmetic procedures have increased in popularity in recent years, especially among certain demographics. What does this mean for people’s mental health?
Paul Rumley reacts to the news that the NHS will begin to use AI to diagnose heart conditions this summer.
When you lose your sight as a result of negligence, it can be reassuring to know how compensation can help you adjust to a new way of life. Lucy Crawford explains the 6 ways it can go towards changing your life for the better.
Cosmetic breast surgery remains the most common surgical cosmetic procedure for women, with 7,732 operations in 2016. Ben Lees explores this popular procedure from a legal perspective.
Ben Lees looks at what this popular procedure consists of, and what you should look out for if you are undergoing the surgery.
Ben Lees explores the findings of the new report published by the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, relating to the significant concerns surrounding the UK cosmetic surgery market.
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.