Pathology staff shortages leads to patient diagnosis delays

Posted By admin - 3rd October 2018

The BBC has reported that a survey held by the Royal College of Pathologists indicates that patients are facing delays in diagnosis due to shortages among pathology staff. The survey found that of the NHS histopathology departments that responded, only 3% had enough staff to meet current clinical demand. Professor […]

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Calls for more monitoring to ensure parents receive right meningitis advice

Posted By admin - 25th September 2018

The Meningitis Research Foundation is campaigning for more urgency and monitoring to ensure that parents receive proper advice regarding potential bacterial meningitis and sepsis cases among babies and young children. Kirstie Walkden, a mother to a nine month old, is supporting this campaign. Mrs Walkden’s daughter, Amy, had been taken […]

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NHS Missing Cancer Patient Treatment Targets

Posted By admin - 18th September 2018

As highlighted in a recent BBC report, the NHS is failing to meet their targets for cancer patients to commence treatment, following referral by a GP. The target is for patients to receive treatment within 62 days.  The NHS aims to meet this target 85% of the time, but this […]

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Charity Walk for Healing Little Hearts

Posted By admin - 13th September 2018

On Saturday 15 September 2018, in order to help raise money for the Healing Little Hearts charity, Moosa-Duke Solicitors staff will be joined by members of the business, legal and medical community in a 12 mile hike across the peak district. 77 people are expected to participate in the walk, […]

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Paper prescriptions close to being phased out by NHS.

Posted By admin - 12th September 2018

After the Government announced their multi – year plan for the NHS, the Independent reported that by 2021, a move to scrap paper prescriptions under an NHS digital shakeup could save the NHS £300m and would allow more electronic authorising of medicines. The Health and Social Care Secretary, Mr Hancock […]

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NHS denying women the right to choose a caesarean

Posted By admin - 7th September 2018

The BBC recently reported that women at 75% of the UK’s maternity units are being denied their right to choose to have their baby by caesarean section delivery. Guidance provided by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) states that women should be allowed to choose to have an elective […]

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England in maternity crisis

Posted By admin - 4th September 2018

The Labour party has warned that England may face a maternity crisis as almost half of maternity units are having to turn away expectant mothers. It has been reported that such issues are due to staff shortages and lack of capacity. The Royal College of Midwives have warned that there […]

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Moosa-Duke Solicitors Walking for Charity

Posted By admin - 29th August 2018

On 15th September 2018, the team from Moosa-Duke Solicitors are leading a 12 mile walk in the Peak District to raise money for Healing Little Hearts. Our team are part of 55 women, men and children taking part in this challenge. This charity uses all the money it raises to help […]

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Doctor Struck Off Following Boy’s Death Wins Appeal to Work Again

Posted By admin - 22nd August 2018

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in 2015 following the death of Jack Adcock, who died of sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Jack had been admitted to hospital with vomiting and diarrhoea in 2011. The criminal trial in 2015 heard that Jack’s death was caused by ‘serious […]

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NHS experience delays in thousands of cancer patients

Posted By admin - 14th August 2018

It has been reported that nearly 10% of cancer patients are facing significant delays before starting their treatment. Almost two-thirds of hospitals across the UK were unable to provide first appointments within 14 days, meaning only 91.1% of all people referred were seen within two weeks, missing the national target […]

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