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National Audit Office (NAO) raises concerns over thousands of untested cervical screening samples

  • February 4, 2019
  • Cervical screening is failing women, because the number of women tested does not even meet the lower target set by the NHS – less than 72 per cent of women eligible for tests were screened in 2017-18, against a lower

    Ambulance Delays in Worcestershire branded as ‘unacceptable’

  • January 25, 2019
  • Concerns have been raised about the length of time ambulances are queuing at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. MP Rachel McLean has addressed a letter to the Minister for Health and Social Care, Stephen Hammond, about the “unacceptable” conditions at Worcestershire’s hospitals.

    A woman has died after having all her teeth removed

  • December 17, 2018
  • Rachel Johnston was a 49 year old woman who suffered brain damage after contracting meningitis as a baby. On 26 October 2018, Ms Johnston underwent surgery at Kidderminster Hospital for a “full dental clearance”, where all her teeth were removed due

    London lung cancer screening trial to be rolled out by NHS if successful

  • December 7, 2018
  • At present, the only screenings offered are for breast, bowel and cervical cancer, despite lung cancer being the most common cause of cancer-related deaths. 35,000 people die every year in the UK due to lung cancer and approximately 75% of

    Fatal heart conditions going undetected due to lack of scanning services

  • December 3, 2018
  • Cardiac imaging experts have warned that deadly heart conditions are being missed as patients are unable to get computed tomography (CT) tests due to a shortage of scanners and radiologists. It has been reported that at least 56,000 angina patients

    People with type 1 diabetes ‘missing out on life-changing glucose monitors’

  • December 3, 2018
  • An investigation by the BMJ has revealed that tens of thousands of UK patients with type 1 diabetes are being denied the potential benefits of “flash” glucose monitoring devices because they are not being recommended in some areas.  The BMJ

    Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust investigated over baby deaths has a “culture of bullying and harassment”

  • November 29, 2018
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH) has today been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The trust was last inspected in December 2016 and had already received an overall rating of ‘requires improvement’ for safety, responsiveness and leadership.

    Health Foundation likens cancer care in England to a “jumbo jet of people falling from the sky every two weeks”

  • November 27, 2018
  • Background The Health Foundation has published a report on the government’s provision of cancer services in England since 1995. The report states that if services were improved approximately 10,000 lives could be saved each year. In comparing the UK to

    Clinical negligence lawyers take top spot

  • November 8, 2018
  • Ranking among the best in the UK, lawyers at Medical Accident Group, which has Birmingham and Worcester offices, have been acknowledged as leaders in their field by two leading legal directories, being rated as ‘a force to be reckoned with

    Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018]: Hospital found negligent after providing misleading information on A&E waiting time

  • November 7, 2018
  • Background The Supreme Court has handed down the landmark decision of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. The Court reviewed whether it was fair, just and reasonable to impose a duty of care on the receptionist in A&E. Mr

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