Supreme Court finds NHS trust liable for misleading info provided by receptionists – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 12th, 2018 in duty of care, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An NHS trust was liable for incomplete and misleading information provided by two receptionists in its accident and emergency department, the Supreme Court has ruled, overturning a Court of Appeal majority decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2018

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NHS waste backlog: Criminal probe over body parts ‘pile up’ – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2018 in contracting out, environmental health, hospitals, news, waste by tracey

‘A criminal investigation has been launched after a backlog of medical waste including body parts was allowed to build up at six UK disposal sites.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2018

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NHS Sued For Failing To Offer Fertility Services To Transgender Patients – Rights Info

Posted September 26th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, equality, hospitals, news, transgender persons by sally

‘NHS England is being taken to court by the UK’s equality watchdog for its failure to offer fertility services to transgender patients.’

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Rights Info, 25th September 2018

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Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry ‘must uncover truth’ – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2018 in blood products, HIV, hospitals, inquiries, news by sally

‘Campaigners say it is time to find out the truth about the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead, as a public inquiry begins.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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NHS trust’s letter of apology after a patient died from drinking cleaning fluid criticised by senior coroner – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2018 in elderly, hazardous substances, health & safety, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The chief nurse at the NHS trust responsible for the hospital where a pensioner died after drinking Flash floor cleaner has apologised after a coroner’s strident criticism of its “serious failings”.’

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The Independent, 21st September 2018

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Scores of cases of alleged poor care on Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust maternity unit to be reviewed – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2018 in birth, duty of care, hospitals, midwives, news by tracey

‘More than 100 cases of alleged poor care are reportedly set to be reviewed at a beleaguered maternity unit.’

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The Independent, 20th September 2018

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‘Gross failure’ in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft death – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2018 in children, delay, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘There was “gross failure” in the care of a toddler who died while awaiting emergency surgery, a coroner has said. Serious and basic failings led to an “unacceptable delay” in Kayden Urmston-Bancroft’s operation on a diaphragmatic hernia, an inquest heard.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2018

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Man who lost most of his penis to flesh-eating bug wins six-figure payout – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2018 in compensation, health, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A cancer patient who lost most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug after routine surgery has won a six-figure payout.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2018

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Scandal-hit NHS Trust faces calls for wider investigation into deaths on maternity unit – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A scandal-hit trust is facing calls for a wider probe into dozens of deaths at a hospital’s maternity unit, it was reported last night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2018

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Judge overturns south London hospital’s ban on heart surgeon – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2018 in contracts, disciplinary procedures, doctors, hospitals, news by sally

‘A heart surgeon excluded from working at a hospital pending disciplinary proceedings has said she is delighted to win the latest stage of a high court fight.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2018

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Campaigners win permission for judicial review of decision to move hospital services – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 28th, 2018 in consultations, hospitals, news by sally

‘Campaigners have been given permission to bring a judicial review challenge over a decision by two clinical commissioning groups to move services away from South Tyneside Hospital.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd August 2018

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Appeal judges refuse compensation for schizophrenic who killed mother – Litigation Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has unanimously rejected a compensation claim brought by a schizophrenic woman who stabbed her mother to death.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th August 2018

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Inquest touching the death of James Sheffield – Caroline Wood discusses Inquest – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 6th, 2018 in hospitals, inquests, news by sally

‘The inquest touching on the death of James Sheffield was heard in Bolton Coroner’s Court over two days on 30th and 31st January 2018 by a Judge alone.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th July 2018

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A Marriage Between The Human Rights Act and Medical Negligence?….The Engagement is Definitely Off! – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 6th, 2018 in hospitals, human rights, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Lorraine Harris reviews the case of Parkinson which now clarifies the extremely limited use of Article 2 in cases of death following medical treatment, as well as the difficulty of challenging the decision making of a Coroner. Analysis at the close of the article reveals the salient points of the case.’

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Park Square Barristers, 10th July 2018

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Costs blow for tardy defendant with ‘worse than hopeless’ case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 6th, 2018 in costs, delay, hospitals, indemnities, negligence, news, part 36 offers, time limits by sally

‘Civil claimants despairing at Part 36 costs rules have a ray of hope following a court’s decision to swing the pendulum their way again. In Holmes v West London Mental Health NHS Trust the High Court ruled last week that a defendant party who waited 15 months to accept a Part 36 offer must pay indemnity costs covering the period of delay.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd August 2018

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NHS mortuaries so lax families are at ‘significant risk’ of burying the wrong bodies, watchdog finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in burials and cremation, hospitals, news by tracey

‘Hospital mortuaries are storing the dead in filthy fridges and employing such lax checks that families are at “significant risk” of burying the wrong bodies, inspections show. An investigation reveals a 20-fold rise in major failings found by watchdogs in just one year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2018

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Judge orders indemnity costs against NHS trust for outrageous “bimbling” – Litigation Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in costs, delay, hospitals, judgments, news by tracey

‘The High Court has hammered both sides in a medical negligence case involving a mentally ill woman for outrageous “bimbling”. His Honour Judge Gore QC, sitting as a High Court judge, said the word – which means to move at a leisurely pace – was used by one of his daughters.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd August 2018

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Government must change plans to let hospitals investigate own whistleblowing cases, MP say – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in hospitals, news, reports, select committees, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Government plans for a new NHS whistleblowing service have come in for criticism from MPs over “conflict of interest” concerns about letting NHS hospitals investigate themselves.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2018

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Hospital neglected woman who killed herself, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2018 in accidents, health & safety, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news by sally

‘A hospital neglected a vulnerable woman who accidentally killed herself in a part of the building bosses had been warned could be used for hanging, an inquest has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2018

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12-year-old girl who became child model despite cerebral palsy awarded £15m by NHS in compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2018 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A 12-year-old girl who has forged a child modelling career despite suffering severe cerebral palsy since her birth has won over £15 million in NHS compensation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2018

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