February 2014 Archive

Three parent babies draft bill may be approved by the end of 2014

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I have previously blogged on this matter; initially as a hypothetical scientific possibility and now it appears a reality by the end of this year. Hannah Devlin, Science reporter for the Times comments further on 28 February 2014. More …

Should statins be offered to more people?

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has asked for input from health professionals to consider offering statins to a wider class of people, with a lower risk of cardio vascular disease (CVD), than is offered at present. More …

Ex M&S boss set to impart management experience to the NHS's failing hospitals

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Stuart Rose, former boss of Marks and Spencer, is set to impart his management experience to the NHS's failing hospitals. More …

Investigation into historical abuse allegations at Swaylands School

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Kent police are currently investigating reports of sexual abuse at Swaylands School in Kent which was a residential school for children with behavioural difficulties. More …

Exaggeration of claims does not pay off

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Exaggerating claims

Exaggerating claims in an attempt to get a better settlement is not advised. People who try this will be caught and will have to face the consequences of their actions. Julie Donovan explains why honesty is the best policy when making a claim. More …

Prospective parents should seek legal advice before for surrogacy arrangements abroad

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Surrogacy agreements abroad

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has started a campaign encouraging prospective parents to seek professional legal advice before entering into surrogacy arrangements abroad. More …

Tinnitus Awareness Week

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Tinnitus is characterised by ringing, buzzing, humming, grinding, hissing, whistling or sizzling noises that appear to be originating in the ear or head.If you suffer from this condition and would like to speak with us, please do not hesitate to give us a call. More …

Does blindness heighten other senses?

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Today in our team meeting we discussed the case of a young boy who had a problem with his left eye. More …

Attacking the compensation bills for victims of medical negligence

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The MDU is looking at the wrong end of the issue. Patients should be compensated fairly and that compensation should be protected so that they are able to receive the care that they need throughout their lives, if necessary. More …

Patients die after cancer referral errors

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West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has started a review of the referral process for patients referred to Watford General Hospital with suspected cancer. More …