Medical Protection Society lays out nine-point plan for “urgent” reform of claims – Litigation Futures

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in compensation, costs, health, negligence, news, statistics by tracey

‘Medical Protection Society lays out nine-point plan for “urgent” reform of claims.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd June 2017

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Cost of NHS negligence claims likely to double by 2023, says study – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in compensation, costs, health, negligence, news by tracey

‘The annual cost to the NHS in England of settling clinical negligence claims is equivalent to training 6,500 doctors and is expected to double by 2023, according to the Medical Protection Society.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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NI Abortion Refugees: further thoughts – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Was it unlawful for the Secretary of State for Health, who had power to make provisions for the functioning of the National Health Service in England, to have failed to make a provision which would have enabled women who were citizens of the UK, but who were usually resident in Northern Ireland, to undergo a termination of pregnancy under the NHS in England free of charge?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15 June 2017

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Supreme court narrowly rejects Northern Ireland free abortions appeal – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2017 in abortion, appeals, costs, health, news, Northern Ireland, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘The supreme court has ruled that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free access to abortions on the NHS, a decision that was condemned by campaigners as a “further blow to women” from the region.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2017

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Law Society warns of lack of legal advice in redress scheme for birth injuries – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 7th, 2017 in birth, government departments, health, Law Society, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Law Society has told the Department of Health that its proposed rapid resolution and redress (RRR) scheme will fail to deliver its intended result of fewer severe avoidable birth injuries.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th June 2017

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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson jailed for 15 years for carrying out needless operations – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2017 in compensation, conspiracy, doctors, health, insurance, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘Victims of a rogue breast surgeon who left hundreds of patients disfigured after carrying out needless operations have called for “co-conspirators” to be held to account, accusing them of turning a blind eye to the malpractice.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2017

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Self-reporting of data breaches in the UK on the rise, where risk of fine is below 1% – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 16th, 2017 in data protection, fines, health, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Organisations face being fined in less than 1% of data breach cases self-reported to the UK’s data protection watchdog, according to new figures.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th May 2017

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Fixed-cost plans for clinical negligence “will prevent many cases being brought”, CJC warns – Litigation Futures

‘Government plans to impose fixed costs on clinical negligence cases worth up to £25,000 “will prevent many cases being brought”, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th May 2017

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Tainted blood scandal victim’s son to sue amid cover-up allegations – The Independent

‘A family member of a victim of the “biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS” plans to launch a landmark legal case amid allegations of a Government cover-up.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2017

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Khloe Kardashian Protein World advert cleared by ASA – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, health, news by sally

‘A Tube ad featuring Khloe Kardashian, by the company behind the controversial “beach body ready” campaign, has been cleared for use.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2017

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Fertility regulator launches inquiry into ‘cash for eggs’ claims – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in assisted reproduction, health, inquiries, news by sally

‘The fertility regulator has launched an investigation into allegations that IVF clinics are inducing women to donate eggs in return for free or discounted treatment.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2017

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Private patients to miss out on compensation from God complex breast surgeon as Spire and union refuse to cover costs – Daily Telegraph

‘Hundreds of private patients of Ian Paterson, the rogue breast surgeon facing jail for mutilating women, may be denied compensation due to a legal loophole.

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2017

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Doctors’ body urges government to aim high with fixed-fee cap for clinical negligence cases – Litigation Futures

Posted April 25th, 2017 in consultations, costs, doctors, fees, health, negligence, news by sally

‘The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has called on the government to be more “bold” with its proposals to introduced fixed costs for clinical negligence cases by including cases worth up to £250,000 – 10 times the proposed limit.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th April 2017

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More than 800 women sue NHS and manufacturers over vaginal mesh implants – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2017 in health, news, women by tracey

‘More than 800 women are suing the NHS and the manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants after suffering serious complications.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2017

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UK supreme court denies tobacco firms permission for plain packaging appeal – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2017 in appeals, health, news, smoking, Supreme Court by sally

‘All cigarettes sold in the UK must have standardised packaging from next month after the supreme court refused permission to the tobacco industry to appeal against the new laws.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2017

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‘Blood contamination tore my family apart’ – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2017 in blood products, health, HIV, inquiries, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Thousands of people with haemophilia were infected with HIV and hepatitis as a result of NHS treatments in the 1970s and 80s. But their families are still seeking a public inquiry into the scandal.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2017

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How tobacco firms flout UK law on plain packaging – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2017 in brand names, health, news, regulations, smoking, whistleblowers by sally

‘An insider in the tobacco industry has revealed some of the unscrupulous tactics it is using to avoid new restrictions governing the marketing of cigarettes that come into force next month.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

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Jeremy Lewis on NHS Applicant Whistleblowers: wider implications and mis-steps en route – Littleton Chambers

Posted April 6th, 2017 in consultations, disclosure, employment, health, news, regulations, whistleblowers by sally

‘On 20 March 2017 the Government published draft Regulations with a view to providing whistleblowing protection to applicants for NHS employment [1]. A consultation has been launched. Some two years after the publication of the report by Sir Robert Francis QC into whistleblowing in NHS, Freedom to Speak Up, the draft Regulations aim to implement the recommendation that consideration be given to outlawing discrimination against whistleblowers in recruitment by NHS employers. (Legislation giving power to make these regulations – s.49B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 – has been on the statute book since 6 May 2015).’

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Littleton Chambers, 21st March 2017

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Supreme court to consider appeal to enforce smoking ban in UK jails – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in appeals, health, news, prisons, smoking, Supreme Court by sally

‘The remaining rights of prisoners to smoke inside their cells are to be challenged at the supreme court in a case which, if successful, could inflame discipline problems in prisons.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

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NHS whistleblowers will get compensation if blacklisted by health service – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2017 in compensation, employment, health, news, tribunals, whistleblowers by tracey

‘NHS whistleblowers will be entitled to compensation if they are stopped from getting new jobs in the health service because of their disclosures, the government will announce.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2017

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