Author: Chloe Derricutt

Eggs and Embryos Destroyed in Error

Over 130 women have sadly lost the chance of becoming mothers due to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London, a top fertility clinic, destroying eggs and embryos in error.

A doctor discussing a child's health with their family, providing medical advice and support.

The introduction of Martha’s Rule

The aim of the upcoming Martha’s Rule implementation will improve the ability for patients and families to obtain an urgent second opinion.

Secondary victims in healthcare –  clarified by the supreme court

The courts have concluded that people will not longer be able to make secondary victim claims in clinical negligence cases.

Spotlight on… Elizabeth Wickson

Spotlight on… Elizabeth Wickson. Find out more about our Senior Associate and what's involved in her role.

NHS maternity units not safe enough, says regulator

Maternity units in England have the poorest safety ratings out of all other hospital services inspected by England’s healthcare regulator.

Spotlight on… Ally Taft

Spotlight on… Ally Taft. Find out more about our Head of Clinical Negligence and what's involved in her role.

Sepsis failings leading to preventable deaths

The UK sepsis trust estimates five people die every hour from sepsis, around 48,000 people die every year, including deaths that are preventable.

Priory Hospital East Midlands in Annesley, Nottingham remains under close monitoring, following multiple inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Care Quality Commission carried out an unannounced inspection of Priory Hospital East Midlands.

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedure Government Consultation

Many people regret having non-surgical cosmetic procedures, either because the outcome does not match the hoped-for image or because of complications.

UK’s largest review into failings in maternity care at Nottingham Hospital

Following reports concerning baby deaths and injuries occurring at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, a review is being undertaken.

Dozens of vaginal mesh clients left unrepresented

The use of vaginal mesh implants is widespread for patients suffering with urinary stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. However, the implants have been linked to numerous debilitating health conditions such as chronic pain, incontinence, sexual issues and difficulty walking.

Criminal investigations underway in connection to deaths at Brighton hospital

Serious concerns have been raised regarding patient safety at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, part of University Hospital Sussex NHS trust, following the launch of a police investigation. During a five-year period, reports suggest that as many as 40 deaths were because of alleged failings by the trust.