X -v- University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Posted By Moosa Duke - 16th April 2013

Moosa-Duke Solicitors have this month successfully concluded a claim which arose as a result of poor nursing and medical care at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Mr X saw a local GP complaining of vomiting copious amounts of green bile. He was diagnosed with a water infection and poor kidney function and […]

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Leeds General Infirmary – Heart Surgery Scandal

Posted By Moosa Duke - 16th April 2013

In July 2012 the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT) made a decision that the children’s heart surgery units at Leeds General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital in Leicester and Royal Brompton Hospital in London would close.  A proposal was made that treatment would instead be concentrated at seven specialist hospitals. […]

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Legal Aid, Sentencing And Punishment Of Offenders Act 2012 Comes Into Force

Posted By Moosa Duke - 5th April 2013

The Law society has warned of the risk of people taking the law into their own hands, now that legal aid is no longer available for cases involving divorce, child custody, clinical negligence, welfare, employment, immigration, housing, debt, benefit and education. The government’s aim is to try and reduce the […]

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Jonathan Jones Takes Silk

Posted By Moosa Duke - 26th March 2013

Jonathan Jones, one of our most regularly instructed barristers from No 5 Chambers, Birmingham has become a QC (Queen’s Counsel).

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Rationing In The NHS Leads To Inequality In Access To Healthcare

Posted By Moosa Duke - 26th March 2013

Figures show that the availability of common surgical procedures across England vary due to restrictions put in place by some Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). Due to the costs of surgery, research shows that the number hernia repairs, hip and knee replacement, cataract and varicose vein operation are restricted by some […]

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NHS Failing People With Learning Difficulties

Posted By Moosa Duke - 26th March 2013

Recent Department of Health research demonstrates that people with learning disabilities are likely to die on average 16 years earlier due to NHS failings such as delays or problems investigating, diagnosing and treating illness. Researchers at Bristol University looked at the death rates of people at five Primary Care Trusts […]

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Guidance To The Key Changes Taking Effect On 1st April 2013 – Known As The Jackson Reforms

Posted By Moosa Duke - 26th March 2013

The new rules are to be introduced in April 2013 as part of an overall idea to cut the costs of litigation. They are the result of an extensive inquiry into the costs of litigation carried out by Lord Justice Jackson. Hence they have become known as the Jackson Reforms. […]

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Legal loophole allows dentists to practice without insurance

Posted By Moosa Duke - 8th March 2013

In order to practice as a dentist in the UK, all dental care professionals must be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). The GDC makes sure that all registered dentists meet the set criteria regarding training, qualifications and professional development. Currently the GDC relies on dentists to follow a […]

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Diabetes – Foot Care and Amputations

Posted By Moosa Duke - 6th March 2013

Thousands of diabetes patients end up having a foot amputation because of slow treatment warns Diabetes UK, a leading UK charity for people with diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of amputation of the lower limbs throughout the world.  It affects approximately 3.7 million people in the UK. […]

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New Guidelines for NHS Fertility Treatment

Posted By Moosa Duke - 22nd February 2013

Following an extensive consultation period, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published new guidelines dealing with the treatment of fertility problems. The guidelines, which are intended to reflect recent medical advances in the treatment of infertility, offer advice on the management and care of those individuals […]

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