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Breast surgeon charged by General Medical Council

The General Medical Council (GMC) has found a breast surgeon guilty of unlawfully and maliciously wounding 11 female patients. The surgeon, Dr Ian Paterson, was found guilty of 21 counts of…

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Man dies in hospital after defibrillator set at incorrect level

At a hearing that took place in Ruthin on Tuesday, a panel heard that 78-year-old John Rogers lost his life in March of last year due to a defibrillator being…

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Ambulance station closure concerns

Councilllors from Chirk Town Centre have been expressing their concerns surrounding the closure of Chirk’s ambulance station, claiming that the lives of residents will be put at risk. The ambulance…

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Care home conditions “inadequate”

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an unannounced inspection of Aston Manor care home in Dewsbury in early November of last year and found conditions at the home to…

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£1.2m awarded to cardiologist who exposed NHS failings

Dr Raj Mattu, a leading cardiologist who threw light on medical malpractices in 2001, has been awarded £1.2 million upon winning his case against being sacked for his exposure of…

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Suggested Scrapping of NHS 111 after baby sepsis death

It has been suggested that scrapping the NHS 111 health helpline should be considered according to an organisation representing local GPs. This is following the shortcomings leading to the death of…

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Potential A&E closure for Huddersfield

A report has been published suggesting that the Accident and Emergency department of the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary could be closed, leaving the inhabitants of Huddersfield having to travel to Halifax,…

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The affects of hospitalisation on patients causing readmissions

Studies are being carried out in both the UK and the US to observe the affects of hospitalisation on patients who are readmitted within a month of being discharged. Dr…

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NHS mental health death reviews announced

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has recently announced that a review is to be carried out of the way deaths are investigated throughout the NHS. This follows the publication of a…

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A&E waiting times only “getting worse”

New data collected by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine found that A&E waiting times in England only continue to get worse. The figures found that 88% of A&E patients…

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Spike in excess winter deaths linked to low efficiency flu vaccine

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that there has been a considerable spike in excess winter deaths in 2014/15. It is estimated that the death rate…

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Hospital mental healthcare failings after preventable suicide in A&E ward

Royal Blackburn Hospital has been found to have been not “appropriately managed” following an investigation carried out by coroner Michael Singleton into the suicide of 42 year old Jackie Williams…

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Health trust ‘requires improvement’ after failing standards

An English NHS health trust has been rated as “requiring improvement” after recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections. Inspectors found that Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were failing…

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Multiple Sclerosis medication should be offered earlier

According to a report published by the Multiple Sclerosis Society, people suffering with Multiple Sclerosis, in its most common form, are not being offered drug treatment early enough. The report…

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Access to radiotherapy must improve

Doctors have called for radiotherapy access to be improved globally after data shows the millions of deaths worldwide from cancer that could have been treated with radiotherapy. Recently released figures…

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Ambulance equipment ‘out of date’

Following a recent health watchdog inspection, vital equipment used by Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics for major disasters is out of date. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) report stated that breathing…

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Demand on NHS all-time high

Official data from NHS England has revealed the huge increase in demand on hospital services. The data showed increases across numerous areas of the NHS, including emergency ambulance call-outs, emergency…

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Woman awarded £75,000 in compensation after botched operation

A woman has been awarded £75,000 in compensation after a medical operation went wrong, leaving her with a colostomy for two years. The woman, who remains anonymous, initially sought medical…

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Woman wins compensation following negligent gynaecology surgery

A mother-of-three is one of the first women to be awarded compensation following the negligent operations carried out by gynaecologist Rob Jones. Claire Hill is the first of potentially hundreds…

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Ambulance service continues to miss targets

The East Midlands Ambulance Service (Emas) has missed its target of reaching the highest priority calls for the fifth year running. It was found that only 71.6% of Red 1…

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Double amputee wrongly funded her own care following council dispute

A mentally ill woman, and double amputee, was forced to fund her own care for more than fourteen months following a funding dispute between the council and her local health…

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Girl with cerebral palsy wins over £10m following hospital failings

An 11-year-old girl has been awarded over £10million in compensation following birthing complications that left her severely disabled. The girl, who remains anonymous, suffered a respiratory collapse only minutes after…

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Mother who's baby died in hospital gives evidence against midwife

The mother of a baby who died shortly after birth at Barrow’s Furness General Hospital in 2004 has described how the treatment she received by midwife, Marie Ratcliffe, was one…

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Former breast cancer nurse undergoes ‘horrendous’ mixed-up procedure

Diagnosed with aggressive grade three breast cancer requiring immediate surgery, former breast cancer nurse, Elizabeth Dawes aged 39 from Stafford, elected to undergo the procedure in an attempt to eradicate…

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Mother wins payout of at least £14.6m for birth injury

A mother is to receive at least £14.6million in compensation after her son suffered severe brain damage when he was starved of oxygen during birth. Now 12-years-old, James Robshaw suffers…

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Girl Oxygen-starved at birth wins medical negligence compensation

A young girl who was left disabled after she was starved of oxygen at birth has been awarded compensation. Ayla Ellison, from Ulverston in Cumbria, suffered serious brain damage when…

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Hospital ‘put patients at risk’

Bristol’s new £430,000 hospital has been criticised by a health watchdog over its critical care and emergency services. A recent Care Quality Commission report (CQC) said that the recently opened…

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Girl’s treatment by police criticised

The treatment of a mentally ill teenager has been criticised by two of Devon’s MPs. The girl was arrested in November and sectioned, but was left for two days in…

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Brain damaged victim wins £10million for Cerebral palsy at birth

Following a three-day long hearing at London’s High Court, a seven-year-old girl has won £10.1million in damages for being starved of oxygen at birth. Eva Totham was born with severe…

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Medics charged with manslaughter of 6 year old disabled boy

Three members of staff from the Leicester Royal Infirmary have been charged with manslaughter following the death of a six-year-old boy. Two nurses and one doctor from the hospital admitted…

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Father sues hospital over baby death

The father of a baby who died during childbirth is suing the NHS for damages. Five years after Ian Wild’s son was delivered stillborn due to medical failings, Mr Wild…

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Care at hospital improves after investigations deem it inadequate

Following serious criticisms last year regarding patient care standards, the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has made major improvements. The Care Quality Commission carried out an investigation into patient care at the hospital…

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Doctors' licence renewals deferred after review of midwifery service

Guernsey doctors have had their licence renewals deferred following a critical review into the island’s midwifery services. The review was sparked by a number of deaths that happened in the…

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Mother awaits answers from abulance service following asthma death

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who died after being treated for his asthma in an ambulance says that she is still waiting for answers over a year after her…

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Accused staff blame hospital bosses

Following a recent report that accused Cambridgeshire hospital staff of providing a substandard level of care, many workers have stepped forward to blame hospital bosses. Last week a letter from the…

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Compensation awarded following blood clot misdiagnosis

A mother has been awarded £400,000 in compensation after she developed a potentially fatal blood clot after giving birth. The 41-year-old had complained of discomfort but was told by hospital staff…

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Partner blames doctors for death from untreated head injuries

A woman has blamed doctors for the death of her partner after they allowed him to leave hospital with head injuries that later killed him. Darren Roberts had been in…

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Endoscopes deemed as safe after Hepatitis scare

Following a scare earlier this month about the cleanliness of endoscopes used at a Carlisle hospital, results have found that none of the patients were infected. North Cumbria University Hospitals…

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999 error costs life of an 8 year old

An eight-year-old boy died of an asthma attack earlier this year as a result of an emergency call handler’s error. Clayton Barker suffered a serious asthma attack in March last…

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Doctors to face harsher penalties for medical mistakes

Doctors who fail to meet care standards can expect to face tougher penalties. The General Medical Council has decided to revise the measures in place surrounding the punishment of doctors who…

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Family seek apology following cancer death

The family of a woman who died of bowel cancer in June has demanded an apology after medical staff repeatedly misdiagnosed her illness. 56-year-old Shirley James first became ill in…

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End of life care not acceptable in Leicestershire and Rutland

A recent report looking into the end of life care provided to patients in Leicestershire and Rutland has made some worrying findings. It was found that one in five patients who…

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Dentist struck off over insufficient treatment

A Shrewsbury dentist has been struck off the register after failing to recognise numerous mouth problems, keep adequate records and prescribe medication appropriately.  Robin Pope was employed at Monkmoor Dental…

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Man wins £45,000 compensation following failed operation

A man has been awarded with £45,000 in compensation following a failed operation at James Cook University Hospital. 70-year-old Malcolm Atkinson suffered with a debilitating finger condition, which was left…

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Sheffield boy wins NHS compensation after brain damage during birth

A boy that was left with severe brain damage after a birthing complication has been awarded with a substantial NHS compensation package. 14-year-old Bradley Kendall sustained a permanent brain injury…

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Newborn died unnecessarily after medical staff missed opportunities to save him

The parents of a newborn baby that died only nine days after birth feel “let down” by the maternity staff at Furness General Hospital. Joshua Titcombe died in 2008 due…

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Extra staff for struggling hospital

Having been placed under special measures following a Care Quality Commission report in December, the Royal Blackburn Hospital has taken on almost 150 new members of staff. The East Lancashire Hospitals…

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Ambulance service not doing its job

Police in Essex are complaining that ambulance failures are resulting in an increased strain on the police service, with over 180 patients taken to hospital by police in the last…

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Rural areas neglected by ambulance service?

After a man recently collapsed and died while waiting for an ambulance to arrive, a minister has called for a reassessment of paramedic response time targets in England’s rural areas. 26-year-old…

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999 errors resulted in baby’s death

After a 999 call-handler made fatal errors when answering a phone-call regarding a choking baby, the nine-month old baby tragically died as a result. Millie Thompson started choking while being…

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Brain damaged boy awarded payout

A 9-year-old boy has been awarded with a payout of £10m after being left severely brain damaged following mistakes made during his birth. Aaron Crosby, from Lincoln, is unable to speak…

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£6.5m birth liability agreed for 15 year old cerebral palsy sufferer

The family of a child born with cerebral palsy after undergoing birthing complications has received £6.5m after the hospital admitted liability. 15-year-old Olivia Banks was diagnosed with the condition just…

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West Cumberland Hospital Failings

After inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reviewed West Cumberland Hospital last month, the standard of care provided to patients is still not good enough. The team visited the hospital…

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number of failing A&Es have doubled in last year

Since this time last year, the number of NHS England trusts failing to meet A&E waiting time targets have more than doubled. Between April and June of last year, 13 hospital…

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Glaucoma patient has had checkups cancelled for two years

96-year-old Barbara Lucas, from Lye near Stourbridge, has not received a checkup for her glaucoma in two years. After enduring cancellations and rearrangements of eleven checkups, her daughter, Anne Harris,…

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NHS Trust continually breaches waiting time target

The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust is undergoing investigation for continually breaching the NHS’s target waiting time for accident and emergency patients. The NHS has a strict guideline that encourages all…

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Alternative method in staffing ambulances

Kent and Sussex are piloting a new method to more effectively staff ambulances. As of today, Monday 8 July, Kent and Sussex emergency services are staffing their ambulances with support workers…

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NHS Direct pulls out of Cornish NHS 111 helpline

NHS Direct has pulled out of their contract to manage the emergency service phone-line in Cornwall due to being ‘financially unstable’. Expected to start in the Duchy in May, concerns…

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Government to improve NHS patient safety

The Government has announced an overhaul of the NHS to ensure that the quality of patient care remains its key focus. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced how a culture of…

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Thalidomide victims awarded £80million health grant

The Department of Health is to pay around £80million over ten years to the Thalidomide Trust through an annual grant, which dispenses help and support to people disabled by the…

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