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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Quality Of Care Declining According To Finance Directors

Posted By Moosa Duke - 15th February 2013

According to a survey carried out by the health think-tank ‘The King’s Fund’, “a third of finance directors report that the quality of NHS care in their area has deteriorated over the past 12 months, compared with only about one in six in our last survey”. The results from the […]

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Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry

Posted By Moosa Duke - 8th February 2013

The final report following the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry was published on 06.02.13. The Inquiry was carried out following a series of failures on the part of the Staffordshire Trust Board. It concluded that the Trust did not listen sufficiently to its patients and staff or ensure […]

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GMC ISSUES NEW GUIDELINES TO DOCTORS ON THE SAFE PRESCRIPTION OF MEDICINES

Posted By admin - 4th February 2013

Following a public consultation in April 2011, the General Medical Council (GMC) has just issued new guidelines to doctors on how to prescribe medicine safely. These come into force on 25 February 2013. Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, is reported to have stated that “safe prescribing […]

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