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Allergy patients alerted to faulty adrenaline auto-injectors

  • August 14, 2019
  • Allergy patients are being advised to carry two adrenaline auto-injector devices at all times following the discovery of blocked needles, which the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) say cannot deliver the pens’ adrenaline. The fault was first identified

    Sepsis admissions more than double since 2015

  • August 7, 2019
  • Recent statistics from NHS Digital show that the number of hospital admissions with a primary or secondary diagnosis of sepsis has risen from 169,125 in 2014/15 to 350,344 in 2017/18. The number of children under five being admitted has increased

    Health centre closed as patients “at serious risk of harm”

  • August 7, 2019
  • Strelley Health Centre in Nottingham has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission after an inspection in June 2019 concluded that the service was “Inadequate”, the lowest rating possible under the CQC’s rating system. The practice had previously been

    King’s Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital remains in special measures

  • August 6, 2019
  • Little evidence of improvement has been found at King’s Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital after it was first put into in special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last year. Inadequate rating and low staff levels  

    Hospital admits failings following four year-old’s death from sepsis

  • July 22, 2019
  • Hospital admits failings following four year-old’s death from sepsis. medical accident group, clinical negligence solicitor, sepsis claim.

    A Dartford hospital has apologised for failing to follow established guidelines which led to the death of four year-old Kessie Thomas. Kessie was rushed into to Darren Valley Hospital with a high heart rate, high temperature and suffering from convulsions.

    Shropshire baby death figures under investigation

  • July 8, 2019
  • An investigation into ‘avoidable’ baby deaths at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) which runs both Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, should take place – more than 250 families have come forward with concerns

    Husband criticises hospital care after wife dies from wasp sting

  • July 8, 2019
  • A Tenbury Wells man has criticised Hereford hospital’s care for his wife after she died from a wasp sting earlier this year. An inquest in Hereford on 24 June 2019, heard that last summer Mrs Madeline Hammond was stung by

    Headway Worcestershire rated as ‘Outstanding’

  • July 2, 2019
  • Headway Worcestershire Charity rated as outstanding

    A local Worcestershire charity has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Headway Worcestershire works mostly with people who have an acquired brain injury and supports people in their own homes. The charity offers a

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust must urgently improve its standards

  • June 24, 2019
  • The Care Quality Commission has used its enforcement powers to require the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to urgently improve its standards. The CQC report published in June rated the Trust as “requires Improvement”. The decision follows the findings

    NHS Trust under investigation amid historic patient safety concerns

  • June 24, 2019
  • NHS Trust under investigation amid historic patient safety concerns. Amrit Dhaliwal, clinical negligence solicitor

    An independent investigation into patient safety and failures to investigate deaths at the Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust between 2010 and 2014 has been commissioned by Health Minister Stephen Hammond. The investigation has been commissioned amid concerns that as many

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