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Government removes means test for exceptional case funding for Inquests

05 Jan 2022

The Government has announced that from the 12th January 2022, exceptional case funding for Inquests will no longer be means tested. Prior Position Prior to January 2022, all bereaved families requiring legal representation at an Article 2 Inquest, had to go through a process, for the Legal Aid…

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Parents of Still Born Baby to Receive £2.8m due to NHS Clinical Negligence

14 Dec 2021

Losing a baby from a still birth is of course a tragic situation to experience in any event. The negligence of medical staff may contribute and, in some cases, be the cause of the unfortunate and heartbreaking situation of losing a baby. A recent case has been settled for £2.8m compensation being…

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Pressures and Constraints in General Practices

01 Dec 2021

In recent times there has been a rise in problems in GP surgeries, and these problems have been exacerbated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These problems arise as a consequence of all-around pressures. These current pressures lead to GPs missing red flags when examining patients due to various…

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Morecambe Bay NHS Trust: Urology Review Findings

29 Nov 2021

NHS England recently published on November 24, the independent review into the urology department at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust which runs the Royal Barrow-in-Furness Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness…

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Missing Lung Cancer

29 Oct 2021

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch HSIB have recently published an article about missed detection of lung cancer on chest x-rays. It reports that about 20% of lung cancers are missed resulting in a delay in diagnosis. Tragically lung cancer is often incurable. As with many cancers the…

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National Eye Health Week

21 Sep 2021

This week is National Eye Health Week which looks at how important it is to protect our eyesight. Looking after our eyes is vital, especially during the childhood years, while the organs are still developing. Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is thought to affect one in three people in the UK and…

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