Migrant women who have miscarriages ‘wrongly charged £7,000 for antenatal care’ – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2019 in asylum, birth, hospitals, immigration, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘Migrant women who have miscarriages are being wrongly charged £7,000 for antenatal care despite never going into labour, doctors and campaigners have warned. Rules specify overseas women who are expecting a baby must be charged for NHS care – with charges starting at around £7,000 but potentially doubling if there are complications with the pregnancy.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2019

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Student had to have testicle removed after errors in medical care – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2019 in delay, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A university student was left in severe pain for six days and ended up having his right testicle removed after medics failed to act quickly enough, a report has said. An investigation by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch found errors in the care given to the 20-year-old, known only as Ryan, including by GPs and hospital medics.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2019

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Doctors blamed after Cardiff runner dies with missed broken leg – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2019 in hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news, sport by tracey

‘A mother-of-two who broke her leg running a half marathon was wrongly diagnosed and died after doctors’ “gross failings”, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre failings led to girl’s sepsis death – BBC News

‘A series of hospital failings contributed to the death of a five-year-old girl who died from toxic shock syndrome, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2019

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‘With great power comes great responsibility’ – contributory negligence post-Montgomery – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in birth, contribution, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Regardless of whether one attributes this famous quote to Voltaire or Spider-Man, the sentiment is the same. Power and responsibility should be in equilibrium. More power than responsibility leads to decision-making with little concern for the consequences and more responsibility than power leads to excessive caution. This article argues that there is now a disequilibrium in the NHS, which is the root cause for defensive medical practice and the growing NHS litigation bill.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st August 2019

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Judge condemns “embarrassing” expert who used expletive – Litigation Futures

Posted August 20th, 2019 in evidence, expert witnesses, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A High Court judge has taken to task an “embarrassing” medical expert who made “continual apologies” and used “an expletive” during his evidence.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th August 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: family to fight NHS in court in effort to save daughter – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2019 in children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The family of a seriously ill five-year-old girl are taking on an NHS trust in court to try to force doctors to release her for what they believe would be life-saving treatment abroad.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2019

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Man circumcised in hospital mix-up gets £20k payout – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2019 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, mistake, news by tracey

‘A man who was mistakenly circumcised when he went to hospital for a routine bladder procedure has been awarded £20,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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CQC places two Priory Group hospitals in special measures – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2019 in hospitals, mental health, news, quality assurance, standards by sally

Two hospitals run by the Priory Group have been placed in special measures in a fresh controversy over state-funded private contractors’ treatment of people with mental illness or learning disabilities.

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The Guardian, 30th July 2019

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High Court rejects libel claim over email sent by in-house lawyer – Legal Futures

Posted July 30th, 2019 in defamation, electronic mail, fraud, hospitals, human rights, news, privacy, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has rejected a libel claim by a woman who an in-house lawyer suggested in an email had potentially acted fraudulently.’

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Legal Futures, 30th July 2019

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Prosecutions against unsafe care homes and hospitals rise by one third – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2019 in care homes, hospitals, news, penalties, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutions and other criminal enforcement actions against unsafe care homes and NHS hospitals have risen a third in a year, amid warnings of a growing crisis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2019

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BA loses legal action against pilot strikes – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2019 in airlines, airports, hospitals, industrial action, news, remuneration, trade unions by sally

‘British Airways has lost its legal attempt to block planned strikes by pilots, which could take place next month and disrupt the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents’ bid to get daughter treated goes to High Court – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in children, hospitals, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A family’s fight to take their ill daughter to Italy for treatment will be heard at the High Court in September.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents of five-year-old girl in coma launch legal challenge to decision to allow her to die – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a seriously ill five-year-old girl have launched a legal challenge after doctors decided she should be allowed to die.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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Coroners link eleven deaths to glitches in NHS 111 and 999 systems – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2019 in bereavement, children, coroners, hospitals, inquests, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘The deaths of eleven patients, including two young children, have been linked to glitches in the algorithms used by the NHS 111 and 999 services.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2019

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Mother sues NHS for £200,000 claiming hospital failed to inform her of son’s Down’s Syndrome diagnosis – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2019 in birth, hospitals, news, pregnancy by sally

‘Hospital notes show that a mother shouldn’t receive £200,000 in damages from the NHS for having child with Down’s Syndrome because she declined to have him tested before he was born, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th July 2019

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Blind man’s legal fight over hospital small print letters – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2019 in disability discrimination, hospitals, news by sally

‘A registered blind man is taking a hospital trust to court because its eye department keeps sending him letters he cannot read.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2019

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Moors murderer Ian Brady had contact with vulnerable boys in jail – The Guardian

‘The Moors murderer Ian Brady came in contact with vulnerable borstal boys for more than five years at Wormwood Scrubs prison, Home Office files in the National Archives show.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2019

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Hundreds more cases in Shropshire baby deaths review – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2019 in birth, children, hospitals, midwives, news, reports by sally

‘The number of cases uncovered by a maternity review at hospitals in Shropshire has more than doubled.’

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BBC News, 24th June 2019

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NHS workers including nurses and cleaners raped and groped at work, finds new report – The Independent

‘NHS workers including nurses and cleaners have suffered “serious” sexual harassment in the workplace, including groping and rape, a new report has found.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2019

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