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Mesh surgery compensation claim

  • April 18, 2019
  • Colorectal surgeon Anthony Dixon is facing legal action by 156 women who claim that he was too quick to use mesh for prolapsed bowels. Mr Dixon practised at Southmead Hospital and at Spire Hospital, Bristol, which is a private hospital

    Review of chemotherapy doses after 14 patients die

  • April 17, 2019
  • An independent review has been requested after 14 patients died after receiving lower chemotherapy doses at NHS Tayside than at any other Scottish health board areas. The review follows a whistle-blower raising concerns over the treatment – since December 2016,

    New-born hip checks ‘have failed to prevent late diagnosis’

  • April 5, 2019
  • Screening for new-born babies introduced in the 1980s hasn’t improved early hip dysplasia diagnosis rates, a study by orthopaedic surgeons in Southampton has discovered. Hip dysplasia, where the ball and socket joint of the hip does not form properly, generally

    No chance of NHS resolving staff shortages

  • March 28, 2019
  • A recent report revealed the daunting truth about NHS shortages and the downward spiral that the NHS faces if action isn’t taken urgently. More people are quitting Think tanks Nuffield Trust, Health Foundation and King’s Fund found that currently there

    Shortage of doctors puts cancer patients at risk

  • March 22, 2019
  • More than 7.5% of consultant posts at 62 major cancer centres in the UK are vacant, according to a census released by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) on Tuesday 19 March. This figure is a notable increase from the

    Cancer patient not told about diagnosis for three months

  • March 22, 2019
  • Despite having been diagnosed with cancer on 26 April, Beverly Smith (63) was not told that she had cancer until 11 July 2018, the week before she died. In a joint statement, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust and Derriford Hospital apologised

    Spotting Sepsis – the signs and symptoms to look out for

  • March 15, 2019
  • One in four intensive care-admissions are a result of patients being diagnosed with sepsis. Around 250,000 people in the UK develop sepsis every year. Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body and it attacks

    NHS Hospitals could face financial penalties for breaching new sepsis guidelines

  • March 15, 2019
  • Hospitals are at risk of facing financial penalties for failing to meet new guidelines in relation to the detection and treatment of sepsis. Sepsis, which is difficult to spot, occurs when the body responds poorly to a bacterial infection resulting

    NHS reaches 1,000th living kidney transplant milestone

  • March 15, 2019
  • With the 14th March being World Kidney Day, the NHS will be marking the week with its 1000th living kidney transplant under the UK Living Kidney Sharing Scheme (UKLKSS). The UKLKSS is an initiative set up in April 2007 where

    Doctors’ misdiagnoses leaves teenager ‘an inch away from death’

  • March 5, 2019
  • After three misdiagnoses by doctors left 14-year-old Thalia Elliott ‘an inch from death’, according to surgeons who operated on a large abscess close to her brain stem, Inez Brown of Medical Accident Group has called for thorough investigations into patients’

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