Has your GP been closed and have you suffered as a result? Will your GP be the next to close?

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/no-guarantee-more-liverpool-gp-16384569 Has your GP been closed and have you suffered as a result? Will your GP be the next to close? Thousands will be prevented from accessing primary care as a result of the closure of multiple GP practices across Liverpool, with potentially more to close in the future. Not only will this impact upon Read More …

Delay in Medical Diagnosis Treatment

The National Audit Office has highlighted more than 4.2 million patients are now on waiting lists for surgery, a 55 per cent rise in five years. The number waiting more than 18 weeks for operations has tripled over the same period, with 528,000 patients forced to wait longer, as key NHS targets have been repeatedly Read More …

Finding Comedy in the NHS

It’s not all doom and gloom with the NHS.  At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, comedian, Mark Thomas, began touring a show that specifically concentrated on the NHS – Check Up. Whilst he highlighted the strengths of the NHS and commitment of its dedicated employees, he equally criticised the organisations complacency, under-investment and creeping privatisation. Read More …

Testing announced for group-B Strep (GBS)

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is one of many bacteria that can be present in our bodies. It doesn’t usually result in damage. It is relatively common with 1 in 5 pregnant women carrying GBS in their vagina or digestive systems. GBS in some cases can cause complications as around the time of labour and birth, Read More …

Advice on Waiting Times in A & E

If you are unfortunate enough to attend A&E, does the receptionist have a responsibility to provide you with accurate information regarding waiting times? That was the question before the Supreme Court in the recent case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. The facts of the case were relatively simple. Mr Darnley who was Read More …

Complaining about Hospital Treatment – the Guide

Medical treatment is usually very good and the vast majority of people experience a favourable outcome. Unfortunately sometimes treatment can go wrong and this article aims to explain your options with regards to the right to complain and in some circumstances when legal action is appropriate. It concerns medical treatment which is provided by a Read More …

Call for New Clinical Negligence Liability Test

It has been reported in the Legal Gazette that Sir Peter Jackson, Former Court of Appeal Judge has suggested a change in the legal test for Clinical Negligence cases. It was acknowledged that such a move would be likely to increase the number of claims for compensation brought as a consequence of Clinical Negligence. Therefore, Read More …

Poor NHS Care for Women with Heart Failure

A recent article in the Daily Mail revealed that a study by Oxford University found female patients receive ‘sub optimal care’ when it comes to diagnostic tests, prescriptions and follow-up appointments.  The research was led by Dr Nathalie Conrad, a PhD student who focuses on the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases. ‘Heart failure is a severe condition Read More …

Maternal Infection could be Halved if Antibiotics are Given

Sepsis is a problem in the UK. According to an article recently published in the Daily Mail, sepsis is the biggest cause of maternal death in the UK When it comes to childbirth, assisted births (forceps or ventouse) increase the risk of sepsis. A study has revealed that if antibiotics were given to mothers who Read More …