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Potential revolutionary treatment for Parkinson’s disease found in diabetes drug Exenatide.

  • August 9, 2017
  • A recent study by University College London (UCL) has suggested that Exenatide, a current medication for diabetes, improves motor skills for Parkinson’s sufferers. At present, there is no known treatment for Parkinson’s disease which does more than provide symptom relief.

    Medical Accident Group Highlight Fixed Fee Dangers for Still Birth and Fatal Injury Negligence Cases

  • July 28, 2017
  • Senior Coroner Warns Department of Health Over Risk of Future Newborn Deaths.

    Legal action in cases where the still birth of a child could have been prevented but for the negligent actions of NHS staff and other fatal incidents caused by the mis-treatment of patients by medical staff, are likely to be

    ‘Metal-on-metal’ hip implant patients recalled for tests over toxicity fears

  • July 3, 2017
  • Thousands of patients with “metal-on-metal” hip implants are due to be recalled for tests, including MRI scans and blood tests, due to concerns over toxicity. The alert, issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has increased the

    Patients Harmed by Misplaced Records

  • June 27, 2017
  • Mortality rates higher with fewer hospital staff

    At least 1,700 patients may have been harmed by a ‘colossal’ blunder that meant thousands of patient records were left to pile up in a warehouse.  Cancer test results and child protection notes were among the documents that were missing

    Recent study considers how to reduce brain injuries and baby death during childbirth

  • June 26, 2017
  • Variation-in-birth-care-“concerning”,-say-experts

    A new research study conducted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has found that 3 in every 4 babies considered in the study may have had a different outcome had they received different care. The report looked at

    Waiting times for surgery have tripled in four years

  • June 12, 2017
  • The Royal College of Surgeons have said that over the last four years, the number of patients waiting over 6 months for surgery in England has tripled. The NHS reassures that it has cut the number of patients waiting more

    Ian Paterson Jailed for 15 Years

  • June 1, 2017
  • Breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been jailed for 15 years after carrying out unnecessary and inappropriate operations.  Paterson was convicted over operations on nine women and one man, but there were hundreds of other victims. He was found guilty of

    New stroke preventing patch being trialled

  • May 25, 2017
  • The British Heart Foundation are backing a national trial to test the effectiveness of a medicated skin patch in treating stroke patients. The patches contain a medication called glyceryl trinitrate, which is used to help lower blood pressure and open

    Poor patient safety in private medical institutions – regulation reform is inevitable

  • May 19, 2017
  • The recent trial of Ian Paterson has no doubt raised concerns around the safety regulations that are actually implemented within Private hospitals in the UK. Ian Paterson, a surgeon previously practicing in Spire Hospitals in the West Midlands was convicted

    Unusually high rate of baby deaths sparks police investigations at Cheshire hospital

  • May 19, 2017
  • Senior Coroner Warns Department of Health Over Risk of Future Newborn Deaths.

    A report produced by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in November 2016 prompts investigations into the services provided by the neonatal department at the Countess of Chester hospital. In May this year, the NHS trust contacted Cheshire

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