Immunotherapy transforming the treatment for cancer

Posted By admin - 12th June 2018

A recent article from the BBC states that immunotherapy is transforming the treatment for cancer. Typically when a patient has cancer, it attacks their immune system. Certain tumours can still remain due to a protein called PD-L1, which will switch off the part of the immune system that attacks the […]

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High Court rules Metal Hip Replacements not ‘defective’

Posted By admin - 4th June 2018

Hundreds of claimants were left disappointed today after the high court ruled that the metal on metal hip replacements they had received were not ‘defective’. Mrs Justice Geraldine Andrews ruled that the hip replacements were not responsible for the appearance of “abnormal” responses in some patients. This comes after hundreds […]

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Serious Concerns Raised Over Treatment of Lower Back Pain

Posted By admin - 29th May 2018

3 new international studies reported in the Lancet, have raised serious concerns regarding the increasing use of high-tech interventions to treat lower back pain. The papers claim that often surgery, injections and dangerous opioid drugs are used to treat lower back pain for the benefit of ‘vested interests’, rather than […]

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Antibiotics causing severe allergic reactions in surgery

Posted By admin - 21st May 2018

A new survey by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA) has found antibiotics are the main cause of life-threatening allergic reactions during surgery. More patients are claiming to be allergic to penicillin – this is leading to riskier antibiotics being used. Anaphylaxis, (often caused by alternate drugs to penicillin such […]

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4 in 10 online GP firms are not providing safe care

Posted By admin - 14th May 2018

Private online GP services have recently been investigated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is an independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The online GP services enable patients to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, access their records and view clinical correspondence. There are […]

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Independent review into breast screening failure

Posted By admin - 8th May 2018

Last week, Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt, said that up to 270 women in England could have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening. 450,000 women aged 68-71 failed to get invitations since the problem first arose in 2009. Public Health […]

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Mehmooda Duke awarded LLS Solicitor of the Year 2018

Posted By admin - 30th April 2018

Mehmooda Duke, CEO of Moosa-Duke Solicitors, was awarded Solicitor of the Year by the Leicestershire Law Society.  At the awards ceremony, held at Athena on 27th April 2018, she was acknowledged for her work in Medical Negligence and her contribution to the legal community both locally and nationally. Mehmooda set […]

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Care Quality Commission identify multiple failings across Private Hospitals

Posted By admin - 20th April 2018

An investigation of 206 private hospital carried out by the Care Quality Commission has concluded that there are concerns of an ‘old fashioned’ approach to consultations and a reliance on old systems which led to a lack of monitoring and checks. Following the failings that allowed rogue surgeon Ian Paterson […]

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Mehmooda Duke nominated for Solicitor of the Year

Posted By admin - 10th April 2018

Our CEO, Mehmooda Duke, has been nominated for Leicestershire Law Society Solicitor of the Year, as featured in the Leicester Mercury today. The awards ceremony is on 27th April 2018 and we wish her the best of luck.

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Thousands of deaths due to sepsis are avoidable

Posted By admin - 6th March 2018

Figures from Sepsis UK Trust indicate that Sepsis kills 44,000 people every year in the UK, however with better awareness it could save 14,000 of those lives annually. Sepsis can occur as a result of any infection, this could range from having a urinary tract infection or a simple contaminated […]

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