Care Quality Commission find that Leicester’s hospitals need improvement

Posted By admin - 4th March 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are an established public body that helps to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England. A team of CQC inspectors was sent to visit Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and St Mary’s Birth Centre in Melton Mowbray and reported […]

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Concern over use of hernia mesh implants

Posted By admin - 31st January 2020

Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the world, as 1 in 10 people will develop a hernia at some stage in their life. Many of the repairs are done using mesh, which covers the bulging tissue after it has been pushed back into the […]

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Ambulance service delays nearly double in a year

Posted By admin - 3rd January 2020

The BBC has recently reported that delays in the East Midlands Ambulance Service have significantly increased. Figures from the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) show that delays transferring patients from an ambulance to hospital have nearly doubled for one hospital Trust; a rise in delays from 4,663 to 9,219 hours […]

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Immunotherapy offers hope for men with Prostate cancer

Posted By admin - 10th December 2019

What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy uses our own immune systems to recognise and attack cancer cells. There has been a major trial of an immunotherapy drug, which has been effective in helping some men with advanced prostate cancer. These men stopped responding to their main treatment options. Researchers found a small […]

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More awareness needed to prevent delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer

Posted By admin - 28th November 2019

A charity for breast cancer, Breast Cancer Now, has highlighted in a recent report by BBC News the need for greater awareness about the fact that the disease can spread to other parts of the body. The charity noted that it is ‘unacceptable’ that people do not have early access […]

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NHS Screening Needs to be Widened

Posted By admin - 2nd November 2019

It has been reported by the BBC that NHS screening programmes in England require easier access for patients. This would include evening and weekend clinics to increase uptake. A report by Professor Sir Mike Richards called for tests to be offered in a wider variety of locations, which could include […]

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Microneedle sensor aims to cut hospital superbugs

Posted By admin - 29th October 2019

The BBC has recently reported that seriously ill patients could get help to recover more quickly in future due to a sensor which uses tiny needles to monitor medication. These sensors have the potential to reduce the number of hospital superbugs because they produce results much more quickly than the […]

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Planned Caesarean Deliveries

Posted By admin - 8th October 2019

It has been reported by the BBC that for women who have previously had Caesarean deliveries, opting for a planned Caesarean delivery for future pregnancies may be the safest birthing method. A recent investigation by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme suggests that despite experts saying that where possible mothers should […]

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Moosa-Duke settle complex clinical negligence cases

Posted By admin - 19th September 2019

At Moosa-Duke Solicitors, we strive to achieve the best result for our clients who have suffered negligence and have terrible injuries as a result. We have achieved settlement in a large number of complex cases, some of significant value. In 2014, we secured a £3,000,000.00 settlement in a wrongful birth […]

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Maternity Unit at Leicester Hospital Criticised

Posted By admin - 4th September 2019

It has been reported by the Leicester Mercury that in April 2019, more than 30 women who visited the maternity assessment unit (MAU) at Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital with concerns about themselves or their unborn children had to wait more than four hours to be seen by maternity medics. The […]

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