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Patients ‘dying in hospital corridors’

  • January 19, 2018
  • Safety has been compromised by intolerable conditions in hospitals, doctors say. This warning has been issued in a letter to the Prime Minister signed by 68 senior A&E doctors, spelling out the danger patients are facing this winter. Hospital bosses

    Testing all women aged over 30 could prevent 80,000 breast and ovarian cancer cases

  • January 18, 2018
  • Currently only women with a family history of cancer are offered DNA blood tests, however doctors have stated that if all women aged over 30 were tested this could lead to 27,000 cancer deaths being prevented. Experts at Barts Cancer

    Liver surgeon ordered to pay £10k for branding initials on patients’ organs

  • January 18, 2018
  • Liver surgeon, Simon Bramhall was suspended from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in late 2013 after searing his initials on his patients’ livers. Now, he has been given a 12-month community order and a £10,000 fine. One patient underwent a

    NHS winter crisis resulting in patients being “lost”

  • December 19, 2017
  • Doctors have described how this year is the worst winter crisis ever faced by the NHS. In recent weeks a doctor in a busy NHS hospital, who wishes to remain anonymous, has come forward to reveal how bad the situation

    Cancer cases missed as junior doctors are left to read x-rays

  • December 5, 2017
  • The Care Quality Commission has ordered NHS bodies to provide it with information on how they report on radiology images after it was discovered that cases of lung cancer were missed at Queens Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.  Junior doctors at

    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

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