Care Quality Commission issues first ‘duty of candour’ breach fine – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 14th, 2019 in children, delay, fines, hospitals, medical treatment, news, notification by sally

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued its first fine to an NHS trust for failing to comply with its ‘duty of candour’, which requires healthcare providers to be open and honest with patients or their families if there is an incident in which they suffer harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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What price freedom? Counting the cost when DoLS goes wrong – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Twenty years on from Bournewood, the case that prompted the introduction of DoLS, and as the Mental Capacity Amendment Bill tolls the death knell for DoLS and introduces as their replacement Liberty Protection Safeguards, the High Court (HHJ Coe sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) has given a sharp reminder of the human and financial cost of what happens when a hospital fails properly to discharge its obligations under the Mental Capacity Act and as a result, falsely imprisons (in a hospital) a patient.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th February 2019

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Sacked 88-year-old hospital secretary becomes oldest person ever to win age discrimination case – Daily Telegraph

‘An 88-year-old hospital secretary has become the oldest person ever to win an age discrimination case after she was marched out her office and later dismissed over “frality” claims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2019

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Hundreds of deaths under review at London NHS hospital where whistleblower was mailed dead animal – The Independent

‘The deaths of up to 250 patients after heart surgery at an NHS hospital wracked with internal staff disputes and quality issues are under review by regulators. An independent panel has been set up to examine the treatment of every cardiac surgery patient who died between April 2013 and September 2018 at St George’s University Hospital Foundation Trust in London.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2019

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Gosport hospital deaths: Evidence ‘strong enough to bring charges’ – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2019 in evidence, homicide, hospitals, murder, news by tracey

‘There is “strong” evidence to bring criminal charges after the deaths of hundreds of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, the detective who led an investigation believes.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2019

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NHS Trust fined £300k after two employees stabbed by service user – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 7th, 2019 in fines, health & safety, hospitals, mental health, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘NHS Oxleas Foundation Trust was last month (20 December) fined £300,000 after two nurses suffered life-changing injuries when they were repeatedly stabbed by a service user.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th January 2019

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Woman left infertile after NHS failed to detect cancer for four years awarded £580k to cover surrogacy costs – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2018 in cancer, damages, hospitals, negligence, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘A young woman left infertile because her cervical cancer was not spotted for more than four years has been awarded the costs of having surrogate children in America by the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2018

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Father loses damages claim over forged IVF signature – The Guardian

‘A father whose ex-partner forged his signature to conceive a daughter has lost a damages action against a London IVF clinic at the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2018

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Girl starved of oxygen at birth gets £22m compensation from hospital – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in birth, children, compensation, disabled persons, families, hospitals, negligence, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A girl starved of oxygen during birth who needs 24-hour care has been awarded compensation totalling £22m.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2018

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Ep. 56: Psychiatric harm and childbirth – Law Pod UK

Posted December 6th, 2018 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries, psychiatric damage by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with 1 Crown Office Row’s Suzanne Lambert about a recent High Court decision – YAH v Medway NHS Foundation Trust which addressed the issue of claims brought as a result of psychiatric harm arising out of childbirth.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd December 2018

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Services at scandal-hit Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals ‘inadequate’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in codes of practice, hospitals, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy, standards by tracey

‘A hospital trust at the centre of a maternity care scandal has been criticised by health inspectors in a new report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2018

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Sacked 88-year-old woman sues the NHS for age discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2018 in age discrimination, hospitals, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘An 88-year-old secretary has become the oldest person to sue the NHS for age discrimination after she was sacked despite not having a sick day in 10 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2018

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NHS bosses failed to act over scandal-hit hospital where there were nearly 300 unexpected deaths, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2018 in hospitals, news, quality assurance, standards, statistics by sally

‘NHS bosses failed to act over a scandal-hit hospital where there were nearly 300 unexpected deaths, a report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2018

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Baby death review into scandal-hit NHS trust widens to 215 cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, news, standards by sally

‘A scandal-hit NHS trust where dozens of deaths are being investigated in order to protect mothers and babies has seen the number of cases of alleged poor care more than double to 215.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2018

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Shropshire baby deaths hospital trust in special measures – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, news, standards by tracey

‘A hospital trust being investigated over baby deaths and subject to repeated warnings over patient safety across two sites has been put into special measures.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2018

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Minister Orders Urgent Investigation Into Autistic And Learning Disabled Patients Being Locked Up – Rights Info

‘The Health Secretary has ordered a review into the use of seclusion and segregation in the care of people with learning disabilities and autism in secure hospitals.’

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Rights Info, 5th November 2018

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NHS forced to pay compensation to 1,200 staff worried they have been infected after needle prick – Daily Telegraph

‘More than 1,200 NHS staff have won compensation after being injured by needles potentially infected with HIV or hepatitis over the past six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2018

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Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust: Supreme Court confirms duty of care exists on non-medical A&E staff – Cloisters

‘In a unanimous judgment delivered on 10th October 2018, the Supreme Court reminded practitioners that there is no need to consider the Caparo v Dickman test in every case where the existence of a duty of care is in issue, and that judges must be careful not to conflate issues relevant to the existence of a duty with those relevant to whether or not the duty has been breached.’

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Cloisters, 18th October 2018

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Ep. 48: Clinical Guidelines in Clinical Negligence Cases – Law Pod UK

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in birth, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with Pritesh Rathod about the significance of clinical guidelines in his clinical negligence practice and recent controversy involving maternal choice caesareans, Montgomery and relevant NICE Guidelines.’

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Law Pod UK, 1st November 2018

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Inspectors warn of worsening conditions for mentally ill inmates – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2018 in delay, hospitals, mental health, news, prisons by sally

‘Mentally ill prisoners in the largest high-security jail in the UK face “totally unacceptable” delays in being transferred to a secure hospital, leading to a further deterioration in their conditions, inspectors have said.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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