Moosa Duke Solicitors Secure £3million compensation

Posted By admin - 5th August 2014

Moosa Duke Solicitors have in the last 2 weeks secured compensation of £3 million for a mother in a wrongful birth claim where a baby was born with a serious medical condition. The law on wrongful birth claims is very complex, and therefore Moosa Duke solicitors are very pleased with […]

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Deaths resulting from asthma are the highest in a decade in England and Wales

Posted By admin - 13th August 2019

The BBC has recently reported that more than 1,400 adults and children died from asthma attacks in 2018, which equates to 2.5 people out of every 100,000. Kay Boycott, chief executive of Asthma UK, noted that it was “completely unacceptable that thousands of people with asthma in England and Wales […]

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GP surgeries to offer appointments with pharmacists instead of family doctors

Posted By admin - 30th July 2019

To help relieve pressure on family doctors, it has been reported that receptionists at GP surgeries will divert patients to attend local chemists for an appointment with a pharmacist instead. From October 2019, patients telephoning NHS 111 will be offered appointments at their local pharmacy if call handlers believe they […]

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HPV Vaccine to be given to boys

Posted By admin - 17th July 2019

From September 2019 boys aged 12-13 will be eligible for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine which has been given to girls since 2008. HPV is a name of a very common group of viruses which affects the skin, can course cancers and is spread through skin to skin contact of […]

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Delays in diagnosis of Bowel Cancer as patients are deemed ‘too young’

Posted By admin - 10th July 2019

It has been recently reported in a national newspaper that a number of people suffering with bowel cancer in the UK have experienced long delays in diagnosis after their GPs told them that they were too young or healthy to have the disease. Symptoms of bowel cancer can be similar […]

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Contaminated Blood Inquiry

Posted By admin - 5th July 2019

A public inquiry has started after it has emerged that contaminated blood products were given to patients in the 1970s and 1980s who suffered with a condition called Haemophilia. The infected blood products contained a crucial blood clotting agent called Factor VIII but were contaminated with HIV and / or […]

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Mother Warns Parents to be Aware of Sepsis Symptoms

Posted By admin - 3rd July 2019

Mother Warns Parents to be Aware of Sepsis Symptoms A mother has spoken out about sepsis symptoms that parents should be aware of to ensure that their children are correctly diagnosed and treated. The Leicester Mercury reported recently that doctors missed the signs of sepsis in Ms Acacia Bell’s 10 […]

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Health secretary orders NHS food review after listeria outbreak at eight NHS trusts across England

Posted By admin - 21st June 2019

The BBC has recently reported that there has been a listeria outbreak at eight NHS trusts across England, which has resulted in the death of five patients. One of the patients was being treated at a hospital in Leicester, which has not been named. The affected products were supplied by […]

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Failure of clinicians to diagnose brain tumour

Posted By admin - 17th June 2019

A mother has been let down by doctors because clinicians failed to diagnose a brain tumour in her one year old daughter, the Leicester Mercury has reported. A mother, from Nottinghamshire, reported that she was repeatedly ignored despite raising her concerns and attending numerous medical appointments with her young daughter. […]

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Patients without appointments being Turned away from Leicestershire Walk in Centres

Posted By admin - 6th June 2019

As recently reported on Leicestershire Live, patients have complained about being turned away from walk-in-centres in Oadby, Market Harborough, Oakham, Lutterworth and Enderby. Patients said they were told to call 111, make an appointment and return later. This is despite the centres being advertised on the Clinical Commission Groups (CCG’s) […]

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First fall in GP numbers for 50 years

Posted By admin - 13th May 2019

An investigation carried out by the Nuffield Trust for the BBC has shown that the number of GPs per 100,000 people has fallen from around 65 in 2014 to 60 in 2018 resulting in the largest decrease in GPs since the 1960s. The decrease to 60 GPs per 100,000 means […]

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