Community Care Cuts

Posted By admin - 28th May 2012

The Royal College of Nursing has reported that more than 60,000 frontline jobs in the NHS including those of nurses are at risk. Among those at risk are community nurses (which includes District Nurses, school nurses and other healthcare workers) which means that the Government’s plans to move care from […]

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Medical Negligence Claims – What You Should Know

Posted By admin - 10th May 2012

Pursuing a claim for medical negligence is often a long and complex process. When considering whether to pursue a claim for compensation, it is important to remember that negligence at law is not the same thing as negligence in everyday language. In everyday language, the word negligence is often used to explain […]

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Legal Aid Sentencing And Punishment Of Offenders Act

Posted By admin - 4th May 2012

The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act received royal assent earlier this week, after facing many setbacks since it was first introduced just under a year ago. Lord Bach, a labour party peer commented that it was a ‘bad day for the British justice system’. The legislation will […]

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Improving Quality Of Care For Patients – A Key Component – Revalidation Of Doctors

Posted By admin - 30th April 2012

By the end of 2012 all doctors wishing to retain their General Medical Council (GMC) licence to practise will need to participate in revalidation. The Medical Act 1983 states “revalidation” means evaluation of a medical practitioner’s fitness to practise. The purpose of revalidation is to provide additional assurance to patients […]

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Hospitals Should Be Open For 7 Days A Week

Posted By admin - 30th March 2012

The Telegraph recently reported that Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS wants senior doctors to be available in hospitals at weekends as well as during the week. He is quoted as saying that “ people get sick seven days a week” and is critical of the fact that […]

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Why victims should claim compensation for their brain damage injury

Posted By admin - 26th March 2012

Figures show that there are over 125,000 people suffering with brain damage in the UK. A brain injury will often have devastating consequences for the individual affected, their relatives and friends; it can lead to a complete change in lifestyle, place a strain on relationships and create financial difficulties. Such an injury […]

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The Health and Social Care Bill

Posted By admin - 23rd March 2012

The Health and Social Care Bill was approved by the House of Lords on Monday evening this week. The Bill still needs to be given Royal Assent but this is hoped to be given before Easter. Since 1948, for over 60 years anyone resident in theUKhas had access to free […]

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Care Quality Commission Publishes Report On Healthcare Needs Of Care Home Residents

Posted By admin - 19th March 2012

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently completed a review into how the healthcare needs of care home residents are met. The review aimed to address how older people living in care homes access healthcare services, whether they have choice and control over their healthcare and whether they receive care […]

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Government Defeat Crucial Clinical Negligence Amendment

Posted By admin - 12th March 2012

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill suffered another setback on 07.03.12 as the government lost three more votes in the House of Lords. Crossbencher Lord Lloyd of Bewick laid an amendment in relation to obtaining medical reports in clinical negligence claims. The peers voted 178-172 in favour of […]

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Developments In Review Of Running Of Nursing and Midwifery Council

Posted By admin - 10th February 2012

An audit into the way the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) operates, with particular reference to its complaints procedure, has highlighted “significant weaknesses”, leading to terms of how the regulator is to be reviewed being released this week. Although signs of improvement had been recognised by the Commons Health Committee […]

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