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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Patient safety – calls to protect the title “nurse”

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 22nd June 2021

A petition has been launched calling for the term “nurse” to become a protected title after Kate Shemirani from Nottingham was struck off the Nursing Register but continued to describe herself as a nurse. The title “registered nurse” is protected and can only be used by someone on the Register, […]

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Portable Heart Pump

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 21st June 2021

The Independent has reported that for the first time in the UK, a portable heart pump is being used to keep Grace, an 18 month old girl, alive while she waits for a lifesaving heart transplant. The pioneering technology was developed as part of an international collaboration and has won […]

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 18th June 2021

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under the age of 35. Cervical cancer is preventable and curable if detected and treated early. The NHS estimates that 55,000 lives could be saved every year if cervical cancer is diagnosed in the early stages. Cervical screening awareness […]

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Sales of Defibrillators

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 18th June 2021

Sales of defibrillators have risen sharply following Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening game at Euro 2020. The device which gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart, was used as part of the emergency action that saved the footballer’s life. A greater awareness of the importance of defibrillators […]

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Maternity Services Ordered to Improve

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 17th June 2021

Two hospitals have been ordered to improve maternity services after the health watchdog, The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said they did not always have enough staff to “keep women and babies safe”. After whistle-blowers reported fears over staffing levels, the CQC inspected Colchester General and Ipswich Hospital, which are both run by East Suffolk and […]

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Leicestershire Hospital in Special Measures

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 16th June 2021

An NHS watchdog has placed a Leicestershire hospital in special measures after staff failed to admit their mistakes and apologise over the death of a patient. The Burton Park hospital, in Melton, was found to have recorded 24 serious incidents in the last six months when it was visited by […]

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Revamp of Leicester’s Hospitals

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 15th June 2021

Health bosses have approved a ‘once in a lifetime’ £450 million revamp of Leicester’s three hospitals. The move will see the biggest investment into the city’s health system since the 1970s when the Glenfield Hospital was built.  This is positive news for healthcare in the county.  We hope that patients […]

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week – June 2021

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 15th June 2021

This week is cervical screening awareness week. Screening is so important in detecting cancer and giving patients the best chance of beating it. In our work, we have seen so many times the devastating impact of delays in diagnosis of cancer. https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-screening-awareness-week

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Psychiatric Drug Could Prevent Bowel Cancer

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 9th June 2021

A psychiatric drug available on the NHS could be the key to preventing bowel cancer, according to scientists. Researchers believe lithium can boost the fitness of healthy stem cells in the gut, making them more resistant to sabotage from mutant cells that cause the cancer. Their findings have led to the launch of […]

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NHS and Social Care Staff Burnt Out

Posted By Kirsty Dakin - 8th June 2021

A health and social care committee report has advised that the NHS and care staff in England are so burnt out that it has become an “emergency” and risks the future of the health service. The highly critical report said the problem existed before the Covid-19 pandemic and workers were […]

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