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The Contaminated Blood Scandal: the UK’s largest ever public inquiry (24 January 2019)

In 2017, Theresa May became the first prime minister to accept a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which resulted in the deaths of thousands and hundreds more being infected with life-changing illnesses. With the inquiry’s preliminary hearings coming to an end, clinical negligence solicitor, Nilma Shah takes a closer look into the tragedy.  Read more...

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Girl with Cerebral Palsy Awarded £15 million in Damages (19 July 2018)

A girl who was deprived of oxygen for 35 minutes prior to her birth, leaving her with cerebral palsy has been awarded more than £15m in damages from the NHS.  Read more...

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NHS 70th Anniversary Report: An Institution of Strengths and Weaknesses (5 July 2018)

The NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary today, 5th July 2018, with many people looking at the longevity of the institution, asking what it is that the NHS does well and what it may be falling behind in compared to other nations’ health services.   Read more...

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Capita Outsourcing: Patients at Risk of Harm (21 June 2018)

In a bid to save money and relieve pressure on NHS resources, NHS England signed a 7 year agreement with Capita in 2015 to take on administrative back-office duties on behalf of primary care providers including GP practices, dental surgeries and pharmacies. So far the move has saved more than £60 million, but at what cost to public safety?  Read more...

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10 year breast cancer screening error set to cost millions (15 June 2018)

For a 10 year period, more than 450,000 women failed to receive their final screening invitation, which Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt states could have resulted in 270 deaths.   Read more...

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Supreme Court to hear controversial A&E reception case (7 June 2018)

The Supreme Court to hear a case which previously split the Court of Appeal as it was felt to have serious implications for Clinical Negligence law.  Read more...

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NHS quarterly figures reveal increase in waiting times for patients (7 June 2018)

The quarterly figures are in and they show the extent of the NHS’s struggle to meet demand with more than 2,600 patients having waited more than a year for treatment, almost double the previous year’s results.   Read more...

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NHS England’s poor partnership with Capita may have put patients at risk (31 May 2018)

Patients may have been put at risk as a result of NHS services in England being outsourced to Capita according to the National Audit Office (NAO) the public spending watchdog.   Read more...

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Care Quality Commission reveals failings by Private Hospitals (30 May 2018)

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has been prompted by recent figures released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to call out Private Hospitals for failing to meet the approved standard of care. He warns that if hospitals do not make improvements to their quality of care, they will be issued with government imposed sanctions.   Read more...

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Language Barrier: Sri Lankan Couple win Clinical Negligence Claim (30 May 2018)

A Sri Lankan mother gave birth to her son who subsequently suffered severe brain damage as a result of the midwives negligence. She brought a claim against Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Foundation Trust and has successfully been awarded damages.   Read more...

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NHS Treatment Causing Cancer (16 May 2018)

A public inquiry into the biggest treatment scandal in NHS history was created after patients were found to be infected with Hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products.   Read more...

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Sepsis: When Delayed Diagnosis Causes Life-Changing Consequences (19 April 2018)

Sepsis is blood poisoning due to the body’s reaction to an infection, which can be fatal if not treated. Time after time, people have found themselves in desperate situations when sepsis has been left too long, leaving their lives changed.  Read more...

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A&E - How long do I have to wait? I’m going home. (18 April 2018)

A lesson learnt following the Court of Appeal decision of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2017] - think twice before walking out of A&E after being told the waiting time to be seen by a doctor.  Read more...

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Man with brain injury caused by radiotherapy overdose awarded £7 million (14 March 2018)

As a treatment, radiotherapy is an extreme course of action used to treat cancer. In this case, a man diagnosed with a treatable brain tumour was given nearly double the recommended dose of radiotherapy leading to a life changing brain injury.  Read more...

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Claimants in two decades old clinical negligence claims are seeing a rise in compensation (15 February 2018)

Claimants who have instructed clinical negligence solicitors to bring claims for medical mistakes which took place before 1995 are seeing a rise in compensation from the NHS trust for the first time in five years.  Read more...


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