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Is patient safety being jeopardised by the NHS covering up their mistakes?

  • March 27, 2018
  • Over the years, many NHS trust hospitals have covered up the mistakes of their medical staff, but has this been to the detriment of its patients? The question was raised in the recent case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, who was

    New office for new team

  • March 6, 2018
  • Specialist clinical negligence lawyers Medical Accident Group have moved into their new home in the city centre, with a strong team of experts. The firm’s new office at 63 Church Street, Birmingham, brings it into the city from its former

    Recent study considers how to reduce brain injuries and baby death during childbirth

  • March 5, 2018
  • Senior Coroner Warns Department of Health Over Risk of Future Newborn Deaths.

    A new research study conducted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has found that 3 in every 4 babies considered in the study may have had a different outcome had they received different care. The report looked at

    Should England move to an opt-out organ donor system?

  • February 23, 2018
  • As it currently stands in England, peoples’ organs are only donated after death if they choose to do so, but the British Medical Association (BMA) have called for an opt-out system to be introduced in order to save hundreds of

    Psychiatrist Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Male Patient

  • January 22, 2018
  • A respected psychiatrist has been accused of rape and sexual assault charges against patients which took place over a 20 year period. It is alleged that 77 year old, Dr Brian Harris’ victims were vulnerable men, the youngest was an

    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

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