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Rosie Hodgetts takes a look at the recent delays in the NHS, and what you can do if you have experienced one.
Joachim Stanley considers proposals for the NHS Litigation Authority to adopt a new approach to managing clinical negligence claims, under the new name of ‘NHS Resolution’.
NHS England has recently produced its provisional ‘Never Events’ data for 2016/2017. As a result of this, the NHS has come under further scrutiny in the press, but what does the data tell us?
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.
Partner Paul Rumley considers the new guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons setting out good practice and standards in relation to taking consent from patients before surgical treatment, which were produced following the significant change in the law in this area in 2015.
Joachim Stanley considers the issues arising when NHS treatment is outsourced to private providers, including ensuring an acceptable standard of care and establishing liability if the treatment goes wrong.
Richard Coleman writes about the recently published new national guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sepsis within the NHS.
Bhavesh Patel considers the recent ‘warning’ given by the Care Quality Commission to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
During Stroke Awareness Month, Solicitor Amy Chater considers the additional injuries a patient can suffer if there is a delay in diagnosing and/or treating stroke, and how financial compensation can assist patients affected.
A blog considering the results of a recent study carried out in relation to the adequacy of care provided to patients following heart attack in NHS hospitals in England and Wales.
Rosie Blacker considers recent clinical negligence cases which highlight the importance of a patient’s right to choose who carries out their medical treatment.
Abigail Ringer considers metallosis, a potential complication of hip replacement surgery, and the potential toxic effects of tiny metal particles released from hip replacement joints, and how this condition may give rise to a clinical negligence claim.
What is a ‘never event’ in the context of medical treatment in NHS hospitals, how are patients affected and why are they still occurring?
Joachim Stanley considers the advantages and disadvantages of private healthcare and NHS healthcare, including the differences if you are considering bringing a clinical negligence claim.
It is no secret that our Accident and Emergency Departments are being put under ever increasing pressure. This is set to escalate if the recent weather reports predicting four months of snow fall are to be believed. It is at this time that the NHS needs to ensure patients are cared for and treated correctly, no more so than in respect of treating broken bones. So what are the issues and what can be done to ensure an appropriate standard of care for all patients at this busy time?
A blog raising awareness of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of Deep vein Thrombosis (DVT).
A blog considering proposals for a ‘seven day NHS’ and what this will mean for patients.
What is a scaphoid fracture? How is it diagnosed? Information on national guidelines to assist with prompt diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fractures in emergency departments.
This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of epiglottitis, and looks at the complications that can arise if there is a delay in diagnosing the condition.
This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, and looks at the potential complications if the condition is not diagnosed within the appropriate timeframe.
A discussion of the potential reasons for the recent reported problems in A&E departments across the UK.
A summary of the latest report by the Care Quality Commission which highlights worrying findings about the way hospitals deal with complaints.
The importance of taking steps to reduce the risk of falls in hospitals and considering if enough is being done in hospitals in England and Wales.