Health Report recommends emergency funding boost – Winter Is Coming

Posted By admin - 18th September 2017

A report by NHS Providers has warned that the NHS is facing its worst winter in recent history if it does not receive an immediate increase in funding. NHS Providers is a trade association that represents hospital, mental health, community and ambulance service trusts in England.  The report recommended an […]

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Defending the Indefensible – It has to stop

Posted By admin - 12th September 2017

The National Audit Office (NAO), the Government Watchdog, has this week released a report called “Managing the costs of clinical negligence in trusts”.  The report examines how clinical negligence claims against hospital trusts are managed. The NAO report recommends a creation of new solutions for clinical negligence claims.  Mehmooda Duke, […]

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Leicestershire patient sent almost 200 miles for treatment

Posted By admin - 29th August 2017

As reported in the Leicester Mercury recently, a patient from Leicestershire with mental health issues was sent almost 200 miles from home on a 6 hour round trip to receive treatment. Figures released by Leicestershire Partnership Trust showed that from April 2016 to January 2017, 121 adults and 8 children […]

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Investigation ordered following the death of babies at NHS Trust

Posted By admin - 21st August 2017

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has commissioned NHS England and NHS Improvement to carry out an investigation into the deaths of a number of babies at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust between September 2014 and May 2016. BBC News reported that seven deaths were considered to have been avoidable if […]

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Judge criticises the NHS Litigation Authority

Posted By admin - 21st August 2017

In a recent case, JRM (by his father and litigation friend TRM) –v- King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust, the trial judge, Mr Justice Gilbart, criticised the conduct of the Defendant’s representatives handling of the case. JRM, whose twin brother sadly died 2 weeks after birth, was delivered by forceps and […]

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NHS faces crisis as staff vacancies rise 10% from last year

Posted By admin - 7th August 2017

Statistics show that NHS vacancies have risen by more than 10% in the last year, with over 30,000 posts currently vacant. Data collated from NHS Jobs, the main recruitment website for NHS England, shows that between January and March 2017, a total of 86,055 vacancies were advertised, up from 78,112 […]

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Three Serious Incidents Reported In Leicester Hospitals in One Month

Posted By admin - 31st July 2017

The Leicester Mercury has reported that there were three serious incidents in Leicester Hospitals in May 2017. The incidents, which were detailed in the hospital board papers, were as follows: 1. A woman in labour did not have anaesthetic medication correctly administered; 2. A chest x-ray revealed a guide wire […]

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NHS England propose to close the heart centre at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital

Posted By admin - 25th July 2017

All hospital units that provide congenital heart surgery in England have been assessed against new standards to ascertain whether they are providing an acceptable standard of care to patients. Following an assessment in 2016, NHS England announced a proposal to stop children’s heart surgery at the East Midlands Congenital Heart […]

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Thousands of patients at risk of chronic pain after being fitted with hernia mesh implants

Posted By admin - 3rd July 2017

A recent investigation carried out by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme found that nearly half of the people who have undergone hernia repair surgery using mesh implants are at risk of developing chronic pain. Most surgical mesh devices are made from either synthetic materials or animal tissue and are used […]

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The impact of the EU Referendum on Nurses in the NHS

Posted By admin - 19th June 2017

Since the EU referendum last year, the number of nurses from the European Union applying to work in the United Kingdom has fallen by 96%. Statistics collated by the Nursing & Midwifery Council show that the number of nurse applicants from the EU fell from 1,304 in July 2016 to […]

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