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CCC order weekly heart unit reports

Health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), have ordered Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital to submit weekly reports monitoring the heart unit for the “foreseeable future” following concerns raised about high…

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Diabetic could have been saved

Type 1 diabetic, 27-year-old Lisa Day, could have been saved if an ambulance had arrived sooner, a coroner has stated.  Ms Day, from Saffron Walden in Essex, was with her…

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47-year-old dies as a result of undiagnosis

A coroner’s inquest into the death of 47-year-old Jeanette Scully heard that she had made 58 medical visits in the five months leading up to her death.  Ms Scully died from…

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Dentist in “biggest recall in NHS history”

The 18-month suspension of Desmond D’Mello, the dentist involved in “the biggest recall in NHS history” could be extended by another few months if the High Court rules in favour…

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Severe loss of care home beds

In a report presented to the Greater Huddersfield Commissioning Group it has been revealed that one in seven care home beds have been lost last year in Kirklees despite demand…

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Jeremy Hunt announces plans to halve baby deaths in UK

According to a 2011 study by the Lancet Medical Journal, it was found that England has higher figures than the rest of much of the developed world for stillbirths. As…

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Experimental heart surgery causes death

A judge at London’s High Court has awarded damages of £13,686 to the daughter of a man who died as a result of experimental surgery on his heart in 2007. …

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Cancer diagnosis variation ‘unacceptable’

Following a study carried out between 2012 and 2013 by Cancer Research UK, it is claimed that around 20,000 cases of cancer could have been detected earlier if cancer care…

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Mother awarded £725,000 over birthing complications

The mother of a baby that was left permanently disabled following birthing complications has been awarded £725,000 in compensation. The woman, who remains anonymous, claimed that Sister Rosemary Murphy at…

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Mental health patients being ‘ignored’

A recent study has found that people suffering with mental health problems in England are five times as likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency than individuals who…

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Mother awarded £925,000 over NHS mistake

Claire Thornber, a mother-of-two from Billington, has been awarded £925,000 in compensation after NHS doctors failed to treat her life-changing condition fast enough. Doctors dismissed Ms Thornber (42) on several…

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Undiagnosed injury case settled

Robert McCartney has been awarded compensation after his tendon injury went undiagnosed for several weeks. He brought the medical negligence claim against his GP after he was turned away and…

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Teenager’s bone cancer misdiagnosed as sports injury

A 16-year-old girl was told by her GP on ten separate occasions that the pain she was experiencing was simply a sports injury. Melissa Sutton, from Rochdale in Lancashire, was…

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Misdiagnosis leaves mother with days to live

33-year-old Kaley Fitzsimmons has issued an appeal after doctors blamed the symptoms of her cancer on ‘over-exercising’ after giving birth. Ms Fitzsimmons gave birth to her daughter in April of…

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Hospital due to pay out millions for causing autism

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust is facing a compensation payout of millions of pounds after a couple recognised that medical negligence was responsible for their son’s autism. Ben Harman’s parents…

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12-year-old wins £120,000 over swine-flu jab

A 12-year-old boy has been awarded £120,000 in compensation after a swine flu vaccination left him severely disabled. Iain Duncan Smith finally lost the three-year legal battle last week, described…

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Legal test case could cost NHS millions

The husband of Julie Ronayne has won thousands of pounds in compensation for nervous shock after witnessing his wife’s severe peritonitis following a botched operation. It was heard in court…

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Man dies in ‘under-pressure’ hospital

West Midlands Ambulance Service has said calling a “disaster doctor” to care for patients in Worcestershire Royal Hospital in April was “unprecedented” and a “decision not taken lightly”.  This was…

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Four Seasons Care Home under scrutiny

Police and Social Services are investigating allegations that a member of staff at the Laburnum Court Care Home in Lower Broughton, Salford assaulted an elderly resident in their care.  Greater…

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Only 10% of GPs find appointment slots adequate

Only 10% of the 15,500 UK GPs surveyed by the British Medical Association believe that the standard 10-minute patient appointment slot is sufficient to provide a quality service to patients. …

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MPs call for an NHS accident investigations unit

Following recent debate, MPs have called for the launch of a national medical accident investigations unit. Members of the House of Commons Public Administration select committee said that it was…

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Cancer delays are a “serious concern”

Following a widespread review of the Isle of Man’s health services, its most recent phrase highlighted some “serious concerns” about delays in cancer diagnosis. The West Midlands Quality Review Service…

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Prison nurse struck off over medical errors

A prison nurse has been struck off the register after making a series of medical errors. Yvonne Rumsey started working at HMP Bullwood Hall near Hockley, Essex in the 1980s.…

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Skull surgeon compensation scheme

An NHS Trust has set up a compensation scheme for all those affected by the negligent treatment of an NHS surgeon. Roger Bainton was a skull surgeon who reconstructed the…

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Patients may not receive negligence compensation

The patients of a former dentist who was suspended following hygiene concerns have been told that they may not receive any compensation whatsoever. Over 22,000 patients were recalled in June…

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Young girl awarded £10m

A seven-year-old girl who is described as having her mind “trapped in a body” has been awarded £10m in compensation following birthing errors.  Eva Totham from south-east London was starved…

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Nurse ignored child care worries

The parents of a one-year-old girl who died following heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital (BCH) said that they voiced concerns regarding her care before she died. Isabella Janew, from…

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Ambulance downgrading causes death

According to a recently released report, a number of patients died after their 999 calls were downgraded at the ambulance emergency department. It was found that a total of 57…

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Ambulance officer admits hillsborough disaster failings

A senior ambulance officer recently admitted to failings which played a part in the Hillsborough disaster.  Paul Eason told the inquest that he and a colleague were supposed to be…

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GPs failing to detect liver disease in early stages

A recent report found that GPs across the UK are failing to detect the early stages of liver disease. The report, which was published in The Lancet, highlighted that the…

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A&E care ‘still unsafe’

A recent inspection found that the A&E department of a Kent hospital is ‘still unsafe’. The Care Quality Commission carried out an inspection on 26 August and found that the…

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“Missed opportunities” in cancer treatment

Recent research has revealed that doctors across the country are missing the early signs of lung cancer.  With lung cancer killing more than 35,000 people a year – being the…

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NHS at ‘breaking point’

Numerous charities and leading medical groups have warned that the NHS is at “breaking point”.  A letter composed by the leaders of these organisations was released over the weekend, highlighting…

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Care home fails patients

A care home in Suffolk has failed to provide adequate care to its patients, highlighted by a recent Care Quality Commission report. Mildenhall Lodge, run by Care UK, failed to…

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Man’s death was preventable

An inquest into the death of 20-year-old John Moore-Robinson found that he could easily have been saved. Mr Moore-Robinson died in his home in 2006 after he was discharged from…

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NHS complaints continue to rise

Official data has revealed that NHS England receives an average of 480 complaints every day.  This has been recorded by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) as an…

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Hospital apologises for ‘failure’

A hospital in Nottingham has apologised to the family of a man with cancer who died after being sent home with pneumonia.  60-year-old Richard Sharp from Bilborough died about an…

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Suspended GP returns to work

Despite numerous complaints from members of the public, a doctor that was suspended in 2012 has been allowed to return to work.  Dr Nagy Gabriel was suspended from the register…

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Cumberland Infirmary patients warned

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has been forced to write to 357 patients after it was found that equipment at the hospital had not been cleaned properly.  The letters…

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Staff shortages in NHS continue to cause problems

Managers of West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven have warned that staff shortages are jeopardising the quality of care being provided to patients.  Earlier this year, numerous junior doctors were withdrawn…

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Poor training putting lives at risk?

The NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been warned that gaps in their training for patients with tracheostomies could be putting lives at risk. A tracheostomy is a…

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A&E delays persisting problem

A report has found that delays in patients reaching A&E are seriously impacting the North East Ambulance Service.  Within six months of last year there were a recorded 10,599 delays,…

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Cancer surgery team “dysfunctional”

A recent report into the deaths of five cancer patients at a hospital in Kent has found that the surgery team was “dysfunctional”. The review of the cancer unit at…

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Hospital infection rates remain far too high

An NHS watchdog has found that not enough is being done by hospital staff to prevent the spread of infection. Around 300,000 patients in England develop an infection during their…

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NHS Trust faces investigation following death

An NHS trust faces investigation following the death of a patient who was being treated under critical care at Hereford County Hospital. The death of the patient came after a complaint…

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Hospital watchdog identifies a ‘huge variation’ in hospital care

England’s health watchdog chairman said that there is a ‘huge variation’ in the care provided by England’s hospitals, with some that “you would not want to go to as a…

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NHS wants to halve serious mistakes

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested that individual NHS trusts draw up plans to reduce the number of serious mistakes they make every year.  He hopes to potentially halve the…

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Pensioner had five-hour ambulance wait

A pensioner from Nottingham had to wait five hours for an ambulance after the phone call was logged incorrectly.  Stewart Maltby’s GP had been visiting Mr Matlby at his home…

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Stafford Hospital may change name following negligence scandal

The NHS Trust due to take over Stafford Hospital is in discussion about whether or not the hospital should be renamed to escape negative connotations following the negligence scandal of…

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Custody healthcare is failing

A new report has revealed that the Met Police is severely struggling to provide those in custody with adequate medical assistance.  With the wellbeing of detainees being a “key priority”…

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Hospital death could have been avoided

After a radiology specialist accidently cut an artery of a man suffering from high blood pressure, a coroner said that his death could have been “avoided”. 47-year-old Brian Galea, from…

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Secret filming in the NHS reveals worrying treatment of brain injury patients

BBC Newsnight has revealed worryingly low standards of care being provided to patients suffering from brain injuries in NHS hospitals.  Secret footage was passed onto Newsnight by the partner of…

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Hospital improvements recognised

Since the Keogh Review placed Basildon Hospital under the spotlight for their worryingly high death rates, inspectors have found that vast improvements are actually being made.  The hospital has been…

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Patient death caused by ‘wrong gas’

An investigation has been launched into the death of a patient at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital after being given the ‘wrong gas’ during an operation.  The investigation is being carried…

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More staff to combat high death rates in Cumbria

After hospitals across north Cumbria were continually criticised for their high death rates, they have employed an extensive number of new doctors and nurses as a result.  The North Cumbria…

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Health Trust payout following death of diabetic

After the family of Margaret Pitt (55) were “let down so badly” by health workers at Alexandra Hospital, an undisclosed settlement has been paid out to Mrs. Pitt’s family.  The…

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Lincolnshire hospitals seek nurses from overseas

After receiving a poor local response, the United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust (ULHT) has been urged to recruit an increasing number of their nurses from overseas.  This has stemmed from a…

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Hospital insists that it can cope with changes

After administrators recommended a transfer of services from Stafford Hospital to Stoke-on-Trent – doctors insist that they will be able to cope.  The Trust Special Administrators (TSA) also suggested on…

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Hospital A&E closure ‘deeply flawed’

After Cheltenham’s accident and emergency unit suddenly closed last week, a Cotswold district councillor described the abrupt occurence as “deeply flawed”.  As of August, all out-of-hours emergency cases are to…

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Hospital inspections blamed for not being thorough enough

After eleven trusts were put under special measures following the unveiling of their unidentified failings, it has been declared that better inspections must be carried out in England’s hospitals. The…

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NHS England must be made simpler

After one NHS leader described the NHS’s A&E care as being on “cliff-edge”, a review of the services has been sparked in an attempt to improve the overall efficiency of…

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Surgery proven more risky near end of the week

A recent investigation has revealed a worrying relationship between the success of surgery, and the day of the week on which it is carried out.  Researchers have taken all forms…

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Investigation into resident’s death at care home

The former owners of a Buckinghamshire care home have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a frail 76-year-old woman died following a fall from a hoist.  Aylesbury Crown Court…

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Reducing occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses

There were 541 reports of needle stick injuries that exposed healthcare workers to patients carrying bloodborne viruses in 2011, twice as many as a decade ago (2002) when 271 exposures…

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Family awarded compensation for son’s death

A family has been awarded compensation following the death of their son after two doctors failed to identify that he had contracted meningitis, reports the Telegraph. Thirteen-month-old Bobby Bushell’s parents…

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Call for greater protection from ‘sharps’ injuries

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has issued a call for greater protection for people who work with sharp medical instruments. Responding to a consultation by the Health…

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More transparency to drive up NHS safety

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has published new data showing the number of NHS “never events” reported over the last two years and highlighted fresh action to improve care and reduce…

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Report into NHS maternity care claims

Having a baby while in the care of the NHS is very safe, according to a recently published report. However, more training, development and support for clinical staff could help…

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Medical Negligence Compensation

Whilst in this country we generally have a high standard of medical care, mistakes do happen. Medical negligence, AKA clinical negligence, is any breach in the standard of care given…

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