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Secondary cancers are taking too long to diagnose

  • October 15, 2019
  • One in four people with secondary cancer visit their GP at least three times before being diagnosed. Secondary cancer, also known as metastatic cancer, means that the cancer has spread through the blood resulting in secondary tumours. In the UK,

    Repeat GP visits for potential Shropshire cancer sufferers

  • October 14, 2019
  • Repeat GP visits for potential Shropshire cancer sufferers

    A recent survey completed by patients with cancer has found that many Shropshire patients visited their GP several times before being referred for further investigations. 645 patients diagnosed with cancer in the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group area took part in

    Surgeon banned over breast cancer failings

  • September 12, 2019
  • A Blackpool surgeon has been suspended for his failure to look at scan results before removing part of a cancer patient’s breast. Sadagopan Varadarajan, who has practised in the UK since 1983, was banned for eight months by the Medical

    Agony after visit to Worcester dentist

  • September 2, 2019
  • Kenneth Taylor was awarded £17,500 in compensation after he was left in agony following a failed operation by Worcester dentist, Peter Osztrogonacz.   Wisdom tooth to be removed During an appointment with Mr Osztrogonacz, Mr Taylor was told that one

    Allergy patients alerted to faulty adrenaline auto-injectors

  • August 14, 2019
  • Allergy patients are being advised to carry two adrenaline auto-injector devices at all times following the discovery of blocked needles, which the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) say cannot deliver the pens’ adrenaline. The fault was first identified

    Sepsis admissions more than double since 2015

  • August 7, 2019
  • Recent statistics from NHS Digital show that the number of hospital admissions with a primary or secondary diagnosis of sepsis has risen from 169,125 in 2014/15 to 350,344 in 2017/18. The number of children under five being admitted has increased

    Health centre closed as patients “at serious risk of harm”

  • August 7, 2019
  • Strelley Health Centre in Nottingham has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission after an inspection in June 2019 concluded that the service was “Inadequate”, the lowest rating possible under the CQC’s rating system. The practice had previously been

    King’s Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital remains in special measures

  • August 6, 2019
  • Little evidence of improvement has been found at King’s Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital after it was first put into in special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last year. Inadequate rating and low staff levels  

    Hospital admits failings following four year-old’s death from sepsis

  • July 22, 2019
  • Hospital admits failings following four year-old’s death from sepsis. medical accident group, clinical negligence solicitor, sepsis claim.

    A Dartford hospital has apologised for failing to follow established guidelines which led to the death of four year-old Kessie Thomas. Kessie was rushed into to Darren Valley Hospital with a high heart rate, high temperature and suffering from convulsions.

    Shropshire baby death figures under investigation

  • July 8, 2019
  • An investigation into ‘avoidable’ baby deaths at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) which runs both Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, should take place – more than 250 families have come forward with concerns

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