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Quality inspection raises concerns regarding maternity care at NHS Trust

Posted on June 5th 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently rated two hospitals under the East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as “requiring improvement”. Investigations were launched into the hospitals’ maternity departments as practices were identified as potentially posing risks to expecting mothers and their babies. In the...

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Don’t be deterred: The importance of seeking necessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on May 18th 2020

Since the beginning of lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals have witnessed a huge decrease in people attending A&E for emergency care. Although the government guidance throughout the last couple of months has been to stay at home, one of the most vital exceptions to...

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One to One Midwives Claims

Posted on August 2nd 2019

Who are One to One Midwives? One to One Midwives is a midwife service which offered NHS care to mothers-to-be, specialising predominantly in home births. The service launched in 2011, covering a wide range of areas across the North West of England. The purpose of...

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An Interview with Liz Fry – Clinical Negligence Solicitor

Posted on May 30th 2019

Being ill or injured is stressful enough but when a medical professional lets you down, it can be difficult to know who to turn to for help. Liz Fry is a Solicitor who specialises in helping people who have been injured at the hands of...

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Does the age of your doctor affect your care?

Posted on May 23rd 2017

The study was conducted by Dr Yusuke Tsugawa at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, U.S.A. It measured the mortality rates of patients treated by doctors of various ages in the same hospital. The study analysed what happened to patients following 736,537...

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Hospital safety standards shocking

Posted on November 28th 2014

A recent report by the BBC describes how inspectors have found safety standards in hospitals in England to be “shocking”. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) released a warning following publishing the results of its annual state of care report. The new system has been designed...

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Grandmother dies after receiving wrong prescription

Posted on October 31st 2014

A recent report in the Telegraph sets out how an inquest heard of a grandmother’s death following a prescription error by staff at a Pharmacy in Bristol. She was prescribed Prednisolone, which is a drug used to control Crohn’s Disease, but was instead dispensed a...

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Poor NHS care kills up to 10,000 people a year

Posted on October 10th 2014

A recent report in the Guardian Newspapers sets out that poor NHS care kills up to 10,000 people a year according to claims by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) chief. The treatment being provided by Hospitals and GPS is said to be “dangerously” variable. The...

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NHS complaints rise to 480 every day

Posted on September 30th 2014

A recent BBC News report sets out that the number of complaints made regarding NHS care in England has increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) figures on written complaints showed an...

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“Doctors could be struck off if they fail to apologise to patients”

Posted on September 18th 2014

A recent report by the Telegraph describes how Doctors could be struck off for failure to “blow the whistle” on a colleague soon enough or for not apologising to patients and their relatives when they make a mistake, under new proposed rules being set up...

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