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Supporting Injury Prevention Day 2018

  • August 15, 2018
  • The background to Injury Prevention Day In the UK around 17,000 people die each year in accidents.  According to the World Health Organisation, every day more than 2000 children and teenagers die from an injury which could have been prevented.

    Dramatic increase in Sepsis deaths

  • August 6, 2018
  • Hospital deaths in England resulting from Sepsis have risen dramatically over recent years. Sepsis is a condition which, if not treated immediately, can result in multiple organ failure. Early signs of sepsis can include, a racing heartbeat, breathlessness, shivering or

    Health worker Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Eight Babies at Countess of Chester Hospital

  • July 5, 2018
  • Senior Coroner Warns Department of Health Over Risk of Future Newborn Deaths.

    As part of the long-running investigation into the deaths of 15 babies which took place between June 2015 and June 2016, a female healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder

    New Drug Stimulates Body Cells to ‘eat and destroy’ Cancer

  • July 4, 2018
  • There has been an international increase in research for treatment, namely in areas which target the immune system to fight cancer. Some of the most recent advancements encompass a devouring or “phagocytic” immune cell. White blood cells are beneficial in

    Coronation Street’s Storyline Raising Awareness of Sepsis

  • July 2, 2018
  • Sepsis is an attack of bacteria into the bloodstream and it is also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia. Although sepsis is rare, it can have serious implications without swift treatment. The severity of sepsis can result in multiple organ

    Urgent probe into faulty opioid syringe pumps

  • June 26, 2018
  • Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has announced there will be an urgent probe into the use of faulty opioid syringe pumps extending across the NHS, amid concerns their role in the Gosport death scandal

    World Sickle Cell Day 19 June 2018

  • June 22, 2018
  • Baby’s death highlights dangers of sepsis

    It was World Sickle Cell Day on the 19 June 2018. Sickle Cell disease (“SCD”) is an inherited blood disorder which affects millions of people around the world.  The effects of this disorder include infections, lung related complications, severe pain called

    Panel’s results into Gosport Hospital deaths

  • June 21, 2018
  • Dr Jane Barton prescribed “potentially hazardous” levels of the powerful painkiller diamorphine to elderly patients while working at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. Some of the medical records of patients who had died as a result, ‘suggested a conservative rather than

    Doctor is blamed for up to 833 deaths

  • June 19, 2018
  • Retired doctor, Dr Jane Barton, 69 is accused of causing the deaths of hundreds of her elderly patients while working at Gosport War Memorial Hospital by prescribing fatal doses of diamorphine, a powerful painkiller. In 2009 and 2013 inquests ruled

    Doctors actions resulted in an unborn baby being decapitated

  • June 12, 2018
  • Senior Coroner Warns Department of Health Over Risk of Future Newborn Deaths.

    Last week a Tribunal heard how the actions of a doctor resulted in an unborn baby being decapitated during delivery in March 2014. At that time, the doctor concerned, Dr Vishnavy Laxman, was a consultant gynaecologist at Ninewells Hospital. Dr

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