NHS Care Inspection

Care inspectors  the Care Quality Commission have taken steps to ensure an NHS Hospital Trust improve its safety and leadership in order to protect patients. The Trust in question, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was assessed as requiring improvements to infection control  and privacy. It has been reported by the BBC that the Trust Read More …

Medical Negligence: Reduction in Stillbirths Rates

Well done to Hull Women’s and Children’s Hospital! According to the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust website, the Trust have reduced stillbirth by 36 per cent from 25 in 2016/17 to 14 so far in 2018/2019. The Trust have adopted national guidelines to save babies’ lives. It puts helping women to stop smoking, monitoring Read More …

Each Baby Counts: Update

“Each Baby Counts” is the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist’s (“RCOG”) national quality improvement programme to reduce the number of babies who die (stillbirth or neonatal death) or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during labour (see earlier blog and https://www.rcog.org.uk/eachbabycounts for more information). The salient points from the report Read More …

‘Care Home Slammed Not Safe’

  It has come to light that the Care Home Sutton Grange is to be closed Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that Sutton Grange care home, run by the Barchester group, “was not safe” as they saw “a number of incidents that placed people at risk of harm”. Do you know any Read More …

Primodos; MHRA Call for evidence

  On the 25th March 2015 the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a call for evidence to assist with the independent review of all relevant documentation relating to Primodos www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hormonal-pregnancy-tests-call-for-evidence . It has invited all interested individuals and organisations to provide any information they consider relevant to a possible association between the Read More …

Independent Panel To Review Primodos Documents

Further to the debate in Parliament in October 2014, the Government have agreed to disclose all papers in their possession relating to Primodos. It is thought that there are documents which may be useful to campaigners that have been campaigning for years to prove a link between the drug and birth defects. George Freeman, Health Read More …

Campaign for Safer Births

I recently came across “Campaign for Safer Births” an organisation set up by two mothers in memory of their sons, Louie and Harry, both of whom died as a result of negligence during labour. The Campaign’s mission is to improve NHS Maternity Services in order to reduce the avoidable deaths and injuries of babies and Read More …

Breaking the Stillbirth Taboo: Every Little Helps

Following BBC Panorama’s documentary, “Born Asleep”, it is fantastic to see that stillbirth and neonatal death has been given so much well-deserved media attention, especially during October, International Baby Loss Awareness Month. Professor Kypros Nicolaides told Panorama that more than half of all stillbirths (there are approximately 3,500 each year) could be prevented. He claims Read More …

Primodos: Update

In light of the Parliamentary debate that took place last week, the specialised team at Gregory Abrams Davidson are interested in the campaign and are currently carrying out extensive research. The Government have agreed to full disclosure of documents and an independent review panel will be set up in respect of Primodos, the hormone pregnancy Read More …

Primodos

Yesterday the Government announced it plans to release documents they hold on the drug Primodos. Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi brought the debate to Parliament. She believes that some of the families’ medical records are missing. Health Minister George Freeman also said that he would set up an independent review board to consider the documents. Primodos Read More …