NHS complaints

The advantages of having a nurse in your clinical negligence team

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Sam Ward discusses how being a nurse has helped in her role as a Clinical Negligence Advisor. Read more about Sam's role and how her knowledge and experience benefits clients looking to make a clinical negligence claim. More …

Support for women who experience complications in childbirth

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Here are some birth related complications women should be able to receive compensation for so that they can benefit from the counselling and support they deserve after a traumatic labour. More …

Isle of Wight NHS Trust placed into special measures

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An NHS Trust on the Isle of Wight has been put into special measures following an investigation by the Care Quality Commission. Our Clinical Negligence expert explores the reasons behind the decision by the CQC. More …

Steroids and the risk of osteoporosis

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A young woman who had been prescribed steroid eye drops for uveitis, an eye condition in which the uvea, the pigmented layer within the eye, become inflamed, despite this she continued to be prescribed them over a number of months. More …

What does the recent Healthwatch report into Cancer services on the Isle of Wight reveal?

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It was interesting to read the latest report from Healthwatch. Some of the issues raised appear inevitable when you consider that the Isle of Wight is an island. However, others are very disappointing. More …

What does NHS England's report into Southern Health reveal?

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There has been considerable media comment about whether the chief executive of Southern Health NHS Trust should remain in her position following a report into the way in which a number of deaths were investigated by the Trust. More …

Report warns Bristol Children's Hospital Cardio Ward "failing parents"

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An independent report was carried out at Bristol Children's Hospital following the deaths of seven children. The parents of Sean Turner were unhappy with the treatment he had received after being transferred to the Cardio Ward prematurely from Intensive care. More …

'Avoidable' deaths – one in four lives could have been saved.

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I was shocked to read this week that one quarter of total deaths in 2014 could potentially have been avoided. The article that I came across quoted figures released by the Office for National Statistics for 2014. More …

Report warns South West NHS 111 service is putting lives at risk

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently rated the South West NHS 111 service as 'inadequate' after concerns were raised that the triage system was not good enough. More …

Changes to anonymity orders

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Following the decision of the Court of Appeal in case JX MX v Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust the anonymity orders no longer require a formal application, and can now be made in every approval hearing where a protected party is involved. More …