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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NHS Complaints – An Infographic

Posted By admin - 27th January 2013

Following the release of the Health Service Ombudsman “Listening & Learning” review of NHS complaint handling, we decide to make the following infographic to break down their findings!

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Unnecessary Cancer Operations – Patients Health Put at Risk – Mr Paterson Breast Surgeon Operates When Not Necessary

Posted By admin - 13th November 2012

We all expect to receive the highest standard of care possible when visiting our doctor. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Clinical negligence is not just about the failure to do something; in some cases, taking the wrong action, which can appear to be positive at the time,  can […]

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Celebrating The Successes Of The Visually Impaired

Posted By admin - 22nd October 2012

On 20 October 2012 Moosa – Duke Solicitors sponsored a very worthy event hosted by VISTA, Margaret Road, Leicester and organised by TEAMS – a local Leicester Charity. The event was attended by, amongst many others the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Abdul Osman and Dr Fayyaz Afzal, OBE, Barrister at No 5 […]

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