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Spire Healthcare review of gynaecologist’s patients

  • October 14, 2021
  • Spire Healthcare have begun contacting former patients of consultant gynaecologist, Philip Kaloo, as part of a review of treatment and surgery performed on patients under his care. Spire’s review of Mr Kaloo is the most recent in a series of

    More victims of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson can seek compensation

  • September 3, 2021
  • Thousands of former patients of the breast surgeon Ian Paterson who have received a letter from private healthcare provider can now claim compensation. Paterson is serving a 20-year jail term for 17 counts of wounding with intent by carrying out

    Inez takes the chair at West Midlands IoD

  • July 30, 2021
  • Inez Brown, head of Medical Accident Group, sister company of HCR, has been appointed chair of the West Midlands region of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Her appointment, to succeed Brian Hall, follows her presidency of Birmingham Law Society, where

    Cancer patients suffering because of treatment delays

  • July 30, 2021
  • Some NHS trusts have only able to treat 62% of cancer patients within the last 18 months, with thousands of people now affected by the strain on the NHS through the Covid-19 pandemic. Concern has already been expressed by charities

    Breast surgeon Paterson’s failings under scrutiny again; new fund for victims

  • July 27, 2021
  • In 2017 a settlement of £37m was awarded to compensate victims of rogue breast surgeon, Ian Paterson, who worked for Spire Healthcare; now a new fund has been set up so more victims can seek compensation for the effect of

    What do you think you know about asthma?

  • April 30, 2021
  • Dispelling the misconceptions around asthma, a condition which is often under-diagnosed and undertreated but affects more than 339m people globally, is the theme of this year’s World Asthma Day on May 4. One of the most common misconceptions is that

    Covid-19 lockdown: charities warn cancer death rate could rise

  • April 13, 2021
  • Alarming reports in the first national lockdown that almost half of people with potential cancer symptoms did not contact their GP, and that routine appointments had been pushed back, have been reinforced by continuing concern that the pandemic will increase

    Ross woman’ suicide could have been prevented, husband claims

  • October 20, 2020
  • Marianne Pinney’s death could have been prevented if doctors had heeded warnings, her husband has said; he told hospital staff that his wife was suicidal, a Hereford inquest has heard. Mrs Pinney, from Ross-on-Wye, who died in July last year,

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • October 19, 2020
  • Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. If diagnosed early enough, it can be treated before spreading to other parts of the body, significantly improving the chances of recovery.  October is breast cancer awareness month;

    Supporting Birth Trauma Awareness Week 2020

  • September 9, 2020
  • delays in delivery which resulted in M suffering severe brain damage.

    Although many women look back on their birth of their child as one of the happiest moments of their lives, many others unfortunately associate their childbirth with genuine trauma. This week is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. Birth trauma is a

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