Never Events – The serious ‘wholly preventable’ NHS mistakes which have happened more than 1200 times in the last 4 years

Posted By admin - 26th August 2016

According to the NHS, “Never Events are serious incidents that are wholly preventable as guidance or safety recommendations that provide strong systemic protective barriers are available at a national level and should have been implemented by all healthcare providers. However, it has been reported by the Patients Association that over […]

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Sepsis to be treated as a Medical Emergency

Posted By admin - 8th August 2016

New guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been issued to GPs and hospital staff demanding that they treat a patient who could potentially have sepsis, in the same way that they would treat a patient that has suffered a heart attack or is suffering […]

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Serious failings identified with 111 helpline

Posted By admin - 1st August 2016

One year old, William Mead died in September 2014 after the 111 non-emergency helpline missed four opportunities to diagnose pneumonia and sepsis that could have saved his life. William’s mother, Melissa Mead, recalls that despite being repeatedly reassured that William’s condition was non-urgent and that the best place for his […]

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NHS to offer free devices and apps to help manages illnesses

Posted By admin - 13th July 2016

The NHS will be providing millions of patients with free devices and apps to help maintain conditions such as diabetes and heart disease in an attempt to reduce patient deaths. The plans have been backed by NHS England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, who believes this is a significant expansion of […]

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NHS baby death probes ‘not good enough’

Posted By admin - 4th July 2016

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recently published their preliminary report reviewing the investigations carried out when a baby dies or is severely brain damaged during labour. 27% of the 204 investigations that were reviewed have been deemed to be of poor quality. An inquiry has been set […]

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NHS failure to follow the discharge procedure causing families unnecessary pain and grief

Posted By admin - 27th June 2016

A recent report undertaken by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, has highlighted the growing concerns of NHS admissions, discharge and transfer arrangements procedures. It has been reported that in 2014/15 there were 6286 complaints about admissions, discharge and transfer arrangements, this is a 6.3% increase on the figures recorded […]

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Mehmooda Duke, President of Leicestershire Law Society, with Spark Arts

Posted By admin - 19th April 2016

Mehmooda Duke, Managing Director of Moosa-Duke Solicitors and President of Leicestershire Law Society 2015-16, was delighted to be able to support the Spark Arts for Children.  “It was a pleasure to see the children benefiting from the great work that the Sparks Arts are doing with the children at the […]

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NHS Cost Cutting Leads to Concerns Over Safety During Childbirth

Posted By admin - 18th April 2016

An inquest last month heard that an infant’s death would have been avoided if his mother had been given a planned caesarean, it has been reported. Tracey Taylor, 32, from North London apparently pleaded several times for a Caesarean Section during the birth of her baby, Kristian Jaworski, but doctors […]

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NHS Staffing Levels Struggling To Keep Pace With Demand

Posted By admin - 5th April 2016

According to analysis undertaken by Nuffield Trust, the number of NHS GP referrals to hospitals  has increased by 16% since 2009, with Accident & Emergency admissions having increased by 18% over the same period.  However, Hospital Trusts have not been able to increase staffing levels to match this increasing demand, […]

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Job Vacancy – Paralegal (with potential for a Training Contract)

Posted By admin - 22nd March 2016

Details: An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join our team. The role is within a fast paced environment, acting for victims of Clinical Negligence. The role will mainly involve assisting Fee Earners on Multi-Track cases. Paralegals meeting qualifying criteria (performance and conduct) will be considered for a training […]

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