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When shoulder dystocia occurs during birth it can be a medical emergency, but there are various recognised and effective techniques that are used to safely release the shoulder thereby avoiding any injury to the baby. The most common, and serious, of which is Erb’s palsy.
A significant increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales this January and February have rung alarm bells amongst health experts who believe the NHS is struggling to cope.
Is the Government doing enough to establish the cause of the increase, putting in place the changes and resources necessary to stop the trend, and ensuring those who are sick get appropriate and timely treatment?
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.
Rosie Hodgetts takes a look at the recent delays in the NHS, and what you can do if you have experienced one.
Solicitor Sarah White considers the controversial Government proposal for information from hospital staff obtained during health service investigations to be kept confidential by default.
Metal-on-metal hip replacements have recently been the focus of much negative media coverage. This blog considers what they are, why they are used and why this type of joint replacement surgery is making the news.
New draft guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), highlights the need for health professionals to recognise early warning signs of sepsis and to carry out treatment in severe cases within one hour to prevent avoidable patient deaths.
This blog explains the pathology of spinal abscesses, looks at the outcomes faced by patients who develop the condition, and explores the importance of making the diagnosis promptly.
Following a recent NHS report suggesting that many patients are suffering every day due to dehydration in hospitals – what more can be done to prevent this?
Support for Parkinson’s UK “Get It On Time” campaign – Ensuring that patients with Parkinson’s Disease are getting the correct medication on time, every time, when in hospital.
A year on from publication of the Francis Report’s scathing conclusions on the standard of care provided by hospitals under Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced the Trust’s dissolution.