Southern Health trust accepts responsibility for teenager’s death – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2016 in compensation, disabled persons, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘The family of an 18-year-old man who drowned following an epileptic seizure while under the care of Southern Health NHS foundation trust has been awarded £80,000 compensation.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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‘Comedy of errors’ left baby legally fatherless, judge reveals as he criticises NHS clinic – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 9th, 2016 in birth, children, consent, hospitals, news by sally

‘Britain’s top family judge has criticised a “comedy of errors” at a top NHS fertility clinic that left a baby in danger of being left legally fatherless.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2016

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More than 1,200 FGM cases recorded across England in three months – The Guardian

‘Midwives have called for renewed efforts to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) after more than 1,200 cases were recorded across England in just three months. This includes 11 Britons who were identified as being subject to FGM.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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NHS watchdog to weigh cost of HIV prevention drug Prep – BBC News

‘The NHS watchdog NICE has been asked by government to look at the cost of providing an HIV prevention treatment known as Prep.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2016

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Bailey v Devon NHS Trust – Tanfield Chambers

‘In Bailey v Devon Partnership NHS Trust the High Court accepted, on the particular facts, that the statutory duty to carry out a risk assessment directly informed the extent of the common law duty of care.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 26th May 2016

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Ex-Army Major, 90, died after falling from trolley when hospital staff failed to secure sides – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2016 in fines, health & safety, hospitals, news by tracey

‘A retired Army Major died after falling from a hospital trolley as NHS staff wheeled him for a routine hip X-Ray, a judge had been told.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2016

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NHSLA ordered to pay indemnity costs for surveillance video “ambush” – Litigation Futures

‘The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has been ordered by the High Court to pay indemnity costs after sending a last-minute surveillance video to the claimant’s lawyers which resulted in a trial being vacated.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2016

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Don Lock death: Ten killings to be reviewed by NHS trust – BBC News

‘Ten killings involving patients of a mental health trust will be reviewed after the conviction of a man who stabbed a motorist to death.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2016

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NHS fined for 56 Dean Street HIV status leak – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2016 in data protection, electronic mail, fines, HIV, hospitals, news, privacy by sally

‘The NHS has been fined £180,000 after a sexual health centre leaked the details of almost 800 patients who had attended HIV clinics.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2016

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Dying pensioners admitted to hospital against their will, CQC report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2016 in consent, equality, health, hospitals, news, quality assurance, standards, statistics by sally

‘Dying elderly people are being admitted to hospital against their will and end of life care is not good enough, a Care Quality Commission study has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2016

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NHS trust fined £185k over inadvertent release of confidential data on staff – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 5th, 2016 in data protection, fines, hospitals, internet, news by tracey

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after it posted the private details of 6,574 members of staff on its website.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th May 2016

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Coroner seeks answers over hospital treatment of teen who killed himself – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in children, hospitals, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘A coroner is writing to the health secretary over the case of a troubled 17-year-old who took his own life after discharging himself from hospital at the weekend without being seen by specialists in mental health in children and young people.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Genetic Testing – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The explosion of genetic testing in the last half century has produced unquantifiable benefits, allowing scientists to understand the constitution of genetic disorders and dramatically improve disease diagnosis, avoidance and treatment. Consider the near-eradication of Tay-Sachs, a fatal neurodegenerative disease, since the introduction of screening in the 1970s; the standardisation of newborn testing; and the introduction of BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing for inherited cancer genes.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th April 2016

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PI victim gets 100% costs – despite failing with one allegation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that a claimant should be awarded full costs of bringing her case despite losing on one of the issues.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th April 2015

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Court of Appeal overturns issues-based part 36 offer – Litigation Futures

‘Judges can make issues-based costs orders under part 36 but only if it is unjust to deprive a successful claimant of all or part of their costs, the Court of Appeal has ruled in overturning such an order.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th April 2016

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Health Executive of Ireland v Z and others – WLR Daily

Health Executive of Ireland v Z and others [2016] EWHC 784 (Fam)

‘The applicant sought and obtained an order in the Irish High Court authorising the treatment in a specialist unit in an English hospital of an Irish child aged 15 who had developed a very serious eating disorder and who required treatment which could not be provided in her home country. Her doctors, supported by her parents but against her wishes, made arrangements for her to be admitted and treated in a specialist unit in an English hospital which was able to provide the treatment required. The applicant applied to the English High Court for an order, under the inherent jurisdiction of the court, for recognition and enforcement of the Irish High Court order. At an initial hearing the court made an interim emergency order under inherent jurisdiction permitting the child’s emergency admission for treatment in the hospital in England. At a further hearing on notice a number of issues arose for determination, including whether article 1 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 (“the Regulation”) applied to the case, whether the court had power under its inherent jurisdiction to make an interim emergency order for the recognition and enforcement of the Irish High Court order pending an application under FPR Pt 31, whether recognition should be refused on any of the grounds set out in article 23 of the Regulation, and whether the child should be represented in the proceedings.’

WLR Daily, 8th April 2016

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Ten new laws that come into force in April 2016 – and how they affect you – The Independent

‘April 2016 is a month of big changes for people living and working in the UK. A number of new laws and policies are coming into force, affecting just about everyone from public sector workers to dog owners. Here’s what the new laws could mean for you.’

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The Independent, 3rd April 2016

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Kate Stanton-Davies death: Trust ‘failed to establish facts’ around death – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2016 in bereavement, children, delay, hospitals, midwives, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A hospital trust “abdicated its responsibility” in finding out why a baby died six hours after her birth, an independent review has found.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2016

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Police fail to respond to psychiatric units amid rise in attacks on staff – The Guardian

‘Police refused to respond to calls for help from staff at psychiatric units covering a large swath of east London and Essex on more than 125 occasions last year. The figures were released in response to a Guardian freedom of information request that sheds new light on how overstretched staff in mental health units are increasingly on the receiving end of violence.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2016

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‘No one to be prosecuted’ over Mid-Staffs scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2016 in evidence, health, health & safety, hospitals, inquiries, news, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘A three-year police review has found insufficient evidence to charge a single manager, doctor or nurse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2016

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