Medical device rules need ‘drastic change’ to protect patients – BBC News

Posted November 26th, 2018 in experiments, health & safety, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Urgent and drastic changes to the rules around medical devices, such as pacemakers, are needed to protect patients, according to the Royal College of Surgeons. It wants a register of every device in every patient set up so doctors know if new innovations are causing harm.’

Full Story

BBC News, 26th November 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Orkambi: Family of girl with cystic fibrosis launch legal challenge over lack of NHS funding for breakthrough drug – The Independent

‘The family of a six-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis who was denied funding for a breakthrough drug which could extend her life has launched a judicial review against the NHS.’

Full Story

The Independent, 14th November 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Cloisters, 18th October 2018

Source: www.cloisters.com

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.’

Full Story

Law Pod UK, 1st November 2018

Source: audioboom.com

Watchdog supports end to delay in gender recognition decisions – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in consultations, delay, gender, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The “period of reflection” a person wishing to change gender must observe before obtaining a gender recognition certificate is unnecessary, according to the equality watchdog.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 21st October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Health and Social Care of Older People is a Human Rights Issue – Rights Info

Posted October 19th, 2018 in elderly, health, human rights, medical treatment, news, ombudsmen, social services by sally

‘The independent healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission recently warned that disjointed health and social care services in England are placing increasing pressure on A&E departments. As pressure grows on the country’s health and care system, what does this mean for the human rights of older people?’

Full Story

Rights Info, 18th October 2018

Source: rightsinfo.org

Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust – Law Pod UK

‘In Darnley v Croydon NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 the Supreme Court has ruled that hospitals are liable for the actions and statements of their non-medical staff in A & E. Rosalind English discusses the implications of this judgment with Owain Thomas QC.’

Full Story

Law Pod UK, 15th October 2018

Source: audioboom.com

Supreme Court rules that hospital receptionist owes a duty of care to a patient — Owain Thomas QC – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal of Michael Darnley in Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50, holding that a hospital receptionist owed a duty of care to a patient at A&E, which was breached by providing him with incorrect information as to how long he was likely to have to wait before being seen or triaged.’

Full Story

UK Human Rights Blog, 11th October 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

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.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

‘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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 6th September 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 3rd September 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Family court judge who inspired new BBC film The Children Act speaks of heartbreak over harrowing case – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2018 in children, judges, media, medical treatment, news by sally

‘It’s the film that’s had cinema-goers reaching for a tissue. The deeply moving tale of a critically ill child whose parents refused to allow him to have a blood transfusion because of their religious beliefs.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Don’t release prisoners on Fridays, says Nacro charity – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2018 in benefits, medical treatment, news, prisons by sally

‘Prisoners should stop being released on Fridays because it can prove hard for them to access benefits, medication and assistance, campaigners have said.’

Full Story

BBC News, 24th August 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The Supreme Court ruling on ending life – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in food, human rights, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘After the Anthony Bland case in 1993, it became the practice to get the courts to decide whether a patient in a persistent vegetative state could be allowed to die. Following a Supreme Court decision on 30 July 2018 in a land mark case called NHS Trust v Y [2018] UKSC 46, the law in future will allow doctors and families to make the decision to allow a patient to die to withdraw sustenance where they all agree to it, without needing to go to a court.’

Full Story

No. 5 Chambers, 2nd August 2018

Source: www.no5.com

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.’

Full Story

Park Square Barristers, 10th July 2018

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Supreme Court considers when court approval is needed to end life-sustaining treatment – Family Law

Posted August 6th, 2018 in food, human rights, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Alex Ruck Keene, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, examines the Supreme Court’s confirmation in An NHS Trust and others v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2018] UKSC 46, [2018] All ER (D) 167 (Jul) that it was not mandatory to seek court approval for withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) from a patient suffering from a prolonged disorder of consciousness (PDOC) where the patient’s clinical team and family agreed that continued treatment was not in his best interests.’

Full Story

Family Law, 3rd August 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

No need for court order for withdrawal of nutrition in case of PVS patients – Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in food, human rights, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘NHS Trust v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and Others, Supreme Court 30 July 2018. The question for the Court was a simple but important one: whether the permission of a court was always required by law before doctors could withdraw feeding from a person in a persistent vegetative state.’

Full Story

UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd August 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

UK judges will no longer have to rule in vegetative state decisions – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2018 in food, human rights, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Judges will no longer need to be consulted when doctors and relatives of patients in a vegetative state agree that life-supporting treatment should be ended.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 30th July 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Supreme Court to rule on vegetative state case – BBC News

‘The Supreme Court is due to rule on whether it should be easier to withdraw food and liquid to allow people in long-term vegetative states to die.’

Full Story

BBC News, 30th July 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A Judge Has Ruled A Mother Shouldn’t Know About Her Child’s Cancer – Rights Info

Posted July 26th, 2018 in cancer, children, health, medical treatment, news, parental rights, privacy by sally

‘A mother will not be told her teenage child is being treated for a rare form of cancer, in an important ruling about privacy by a High Court judge.’

Full Story

Rights Info, 25th July 2018

Source: rightsinfo.org