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Second Solihull doctor suspended following negligent cancer operations

  • October 2, 2017
  • A Consultant Urologist, Mr Arackal Manu Nair, who worked with the infamous breast surgeon, Ian Paterson, is the second doctor who worked at Spire hospitals in Little Aston and Solihull to have investigations carried out into his practices. Mr Nair

    NHS Trusts failing to meet Sepsis treatment target

  • September 13, 2017
  • What is Sepsis?

    A recent BBC Panorama report has found that one in four NHS hospital trusts is failing to give antibiotics to half of their patients with sepsis within the recommended time frame. Out of the 104 trusts considered in the BBC

    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

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