Delays in cancer treatment are occurring in 75% of hospital Trusts.

Unfortunately in some situations time is a critical factor because often the earlier a diagnosis is made and treatment commenced, the better the chances of a patient making a good recovery. If treatment is delayed, this can lead to permanent complications and health issues which could potentially have been avoided. By way of an example, Read More …

REPORT WARNS DOCTORS MISS ONE THIRD OF CANCER CASES

According to a recent NHS audit, more than 100,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year were previously ignored by their GP. According to the survey: * 36 per cent of cancer sufferers were not referred to hospital when they first consulted their GP; * 20 per cent saw their GP at least three times about Read More …

MISDIAGNOSIS/ DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER CASES INCREASE

  The medical negligence team at Gregory Abrams Davidson were alarmed to read a report compiled by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). The NPSA investigated over a thousand cases in which NHS staff misdiagnosed/ delayed diagnosing cancer among patients over a one-year period. The report, entitled “Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer: Thematic Review” revealed that Read More …

BREAST CANCER SCANDAL IN ACCRINGTON

An enquiry has recently revealed that a Consultant Radiologist in Accrington has missed breast cancer in approximately 61 women who were wrongly given the all-clear. The enquiry found that 92% of the doctor’s patients had not been assessed in line with national guidelines and none of those called back for reassessment had undergone an ultrasound Read More …