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

    Poor patient safety in private medical institutions – regulation reform is inevitable

  • May 19, 2017
  • The recent trial of Ian Paterson has no doubt raised concerns around the safety regulations that are actually implemented within Private hospitals in the UK. Ian Paterson, a surgeon previously practicing in Spire Hospitals in the West Midlands was convicted

    Unusually high rate of baby deaths sparks police investigations at Cheshire hospital

  • May 19, 2017
  • Senior Coroner Warns Department of Health Over Risk of Future Newborn Deaths.

    A report produced by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in November 2016 prompts investigations into the services provided by the neonatal department at the Countess of Chester hospital. In May this year, the NHS trust contacted Cheshire

    Several babies die under the care of Midlands-based hospital trust as doctors and midwives failed to listen to babies’ heart beats

  • May 12, 2017
  • Senior Coroner Warns Department of Health Over Risk of Future Newborn Deaths.

    Over a period of 21 months between September 2014 and May 2016, the BBC has uncovered nine suspicious baby deaths at the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals, both part of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust. Inquests carried out

    Women denied life saving £3 drug

  • May 2, 2017
  • Women are being denied a life saving drug that could slash the risk of death by a third in mothers who suffer from severe heavy bleeding after birth. The drug known as tranexamic acid or TXA is available for just

    Breast surgeon Ian Paterson found guilty in criminal trial

  • April 28, 2017
  • Mr Ian Paterson, who previously worked for the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Spire Healthcare has today been found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent and a further 3 counts of wounding. The rogue surgeon had

    GPs in England missing cancer symptoms

  • April 27, 2017
  • Research has shown that thousands of people who are diagnosed with cancer in A & E each year have visited their GP multiple times with symptoms. In the most comprehensive study to date in this area, a sample of 4,637

    A string of errors by NHS midwives cost the life of an innocent baby girl

  • April 24, 2017
  • Pippa Griffiths, who was born on 26th April 2016, died just 31 hours later from a Group B Streptococcal infection after multiple failures of NHS midwives. Pippa’s mum, Kayleigh, blames Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust for the death of

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