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Medical Director at NHS England warns firms over duty of care

  • May 3, 2019
  • England’s top doctor warns that the number of cosmetic practitioners registered and undertaking training to ensure the suitability of customers for cosmetic anti-ageing treatment is too low. Prof Stephen Powis, Medical Director at NHS England, has argued that providers should

    Partner takes senior role in Birmingham Law Society

  • May 1, 2019
  • Inez Brown, partner with Medical Accident Group, has been made Vice President of Birmingham Law Society, one of trio of women at the head of the Society for the coming year. Inez, who has been involved with the society for

    Senior nurse receives 12-month caution after death of man with autism

  • April 23, 2019
  • A senior nurse caring for Nicholas Jones from Corsham, who had complex care needs and a severe learning disability, failed to act “with the necessary honesty and integrity as required of a registered nurse in the UK’ according to a

    Mesh surgery compensation claim

  • April 18, 2019
  • Colorectal surgeon Anthony Dixon is facing legal action by 156 women who claim that he was too quick to use mesh for prolapsed bowels. Mr Dixon practised at Southmead Hospital and at Spire Hospital, Bristol, which is a private hospital

    Review of chemotherapy doses after 14 patients die

  • April 17, 2019
  • An independent review has been requested after 14 patients died after receiving lower chemotherapy doses at NHS Tayside than at any other Scottish health board areas. The review follows a whistle-blower raising concerns over the treatment – since December 2016,

    New-born hip checks ‘have failed to prevent late diagnosis’

  • April 5, 2019
  • Screening for new-born babies introduced in the 1980s hasn’t improved early hip dysplasia diagnosis rates, a study by orthopaedic surgeons in Southampton has discovered. Hip dysplasia, where the ball and socket joint of the hip does not form properly, generally

    No chance of NHS resolving staff shortages

  • March 28, 2019
  • A recent report revealed the daunting truth about NHS shortages and the downward spiral that the NHS faces if action isn’t taken urgently. More people are quitting Think tanks Nuffield Trust, Health Foundation and King’s Fund found that currently there

    Shortage of doctors puts cancer patients at risk

  • March 22, 2019
  • More than 7.5% of consultant posts at 62 major cancer centres in the UK are vacant, according to a census released by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) on Tuesday 19 March. This figure is a notable increase from the

    Cancer patient not told about diagnosis for three months

  • March 22, 2019
  • Despite having been diagnosed with cancer on 26 April, Beverly Smith (63) was not told that she had cancer until 11 July 2018, the week before she died. In a joint statement, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust and Derriford Hospital apologised

    Spotting Sepsis – the signs and symptoms to look out for

  • March 15, 2019
  • One in four intensive care-admissions are a result of patients being diagnosed with sepsis. Around 250,000 people in the UK develop sepsis every year. Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body and it attacks

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