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London lung cancer screening trial to be rolled out by NHS if successful

  • December 7, 2018
  • At present, the only screenings offered are for breast, bowel and cervical cancer, despite lung cancer being the most common cause of cancer-related deaths. 35,000 people die every year in the UK due to lung cancer and approximately 75% of

    Fatal heart conditions going undetected due to lack of scanning services

  • December 3, 2018
  • Cardiac imaging experts have warned that deadly heart conditions are being missed as patients are unable to get computed tomography (CT) tests due to a shortage of scanners and radiologists. It has been reported that at least 56,000 angina patients

    People with type 1 diabetes ‘missing out on life-changing glucose monitors’

  • December 3, 2018
  • An investigation by the BMJ has revealed that tens of thousands of UK patients with type 1 diabetes are being denied the potential benefits of “flash” glucose monitoring devices because they are not being recommended in some areas.  The BMJ

    Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust investigated over baby deaths has a “culture of bullying and harassment”

  • November 29, 2018
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH) has today been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The trust was last inspected in December 2016 and had already received an overall rating of ‘requires improvement’ for safety, responsiveness and leadership.

    Health Foundation likens cancer care in England to a “jumbo jet of people falling from the sky every two weeks”

  • November 27, 2018
  • Background The Health Foundation has published a report on the government’s provision of cancer services in England since 1995. The report states that if services were improved approximately 10,000 lives could be saved each year. In comparing the UK to

    Clinical negligence lawyers take top spot

  • November 8, 2018
  • Ranking among the best in the UK, lawyers at Medical Accident Group, which has Birmingham and Worcester offices, have been acknowledged as leaders in their field by two leading legal directories, being rated as ‘a force to be reckoned with

    Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018]: Hospital found negligent after providing misleading information on A&E waiting time

  • November 7, 2018
  • Background The Supreme Court has handed down the landmark decision of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. The Court reviewed whether it was fair, just and reasonable to impose a duty of care on the receptionist in A&E. Mr

    Medical Accident Group and King’s Chambers raise £1500 for the Child Brain Injury Trust

  • October 23, 2018
  • On 11th October 2018 members of the Medical Accident Group hosted a gin tasting and networking evening in Birmingham in support of the Child Brain Injury Trust.   Over 60 people attended the evening, at King’s Chambers, where Louise Sharpe

    Call for evidence: Recommendations for improving the healthcare system

  • October 16, 2018
  • There is a call for evidence in relation to the following issues: Hormone Pregnancy Tests including Primodos Sodium valproate and other valproate medications for women of child bearing age Synthetic mesh for use in abdominal and vaginal pelvic mesh procedures The review is being led

    Use of restraints on disabled patients labelled as ‘shameful’, ‘absolutely shocking’ and ‘entirely unacceptable’

  • October 6, 2018
  • A recent report has revealed that the use of restraints on adults with learning disabilities within hospitals in England has risen by 50%. Statistics show that in 2017, restraints were used more than 22,000 times whereas in 2016 the total

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