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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

    Mishandling of 1 Million Clinical Letters Puts Patients at Risk

  • June 12, 2018
  • Mortality rates higher with fewer hospital staff

    NHS England has ‘wasted’ £2.4m reviewing the handling of incidents that saw more than one million pieces of clinical correspondence be misdirected, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said. Until May 2015, when new arrangements were introduced, NHS Shared Business

    Further Breast Cancer Screening Failures

  • May 29, 2018
  • Breast cancer nurses numbers lagging behind case rise

    Earlier this month the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, advised that up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening. Around 450,000 women aged 68-71 have failed to

    Screening Error Puts Cervical Cancer Patients At Risk

  • May 17, 2018
  • Cancer Claims and Wrong Cancer Diagnostics Claims- Medical Accident Group Solicitors Lawyers, no win no fee

    Capita wrongly told 87 patients they no longer needed cervical cancer checks, the National Audit Office found. The women were wrongly told they were no longer part of the cervical screening programme after Capita started running back-office services in 2015.

    The Justice System ignores grieving relatives

  • May 4, 2018
  • Bereaved parents need better care after stillbirths

    Memorial Day took place on the 28th April 2018.   It has recently been noted that many people are being overlooked by the law in regards to bereavement claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.   Brett Dixon, President of

    Breast Cancer Screening Failures

  • May 2, 2018
  • Breast cancer nurses numbers lagging behind case rise

    The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has today advised that up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening. Around 450,000 women aged 68-71 have failed to get

    4/10 prostate cancer cases diagnosed late

  • April 20, 2018
  • Too many die from cancer, as mortality rate falls, says charity head

    A report carried out by Orchid, a charity fighting male cancer, has found that out of the 47,000 men diagnosed with the disease each year, 37% are diagnosed late at stage 3 or 4.  The cancer more commonly affects men

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