Category Archives: Clinical Negligence

A study suggests that cervical cancer screening might only be required on 3 occasions during the lifetime of a woman vaccinated against a human papilloma virus (HPV)

All girls can get the HPV vaccine free from the NHS from the age of 12 until their 18th birthday.  Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under the age of 35 in the UK and it helps … Read more

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The decade long campaign for normal births has been dropped by midwives

The review made by the midwifery standard body will seek to replace the word ‘normal birth’ with ‘physiological birth’. The connotations of ‘normal birth’ have long been associated with birth without medical interventions such as caesareans, epidurals and instrumental delivery.  … Read more

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Reported high emergency surgery cancellations

It is reported in the Times that it is the first time that there has been more than 4000 cancelled urgent operations in the year from July to June, with the highest number in June.

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Investigations into a cluster of NHS baby deaths highlight the pitfalls of the ‘wait and see policy’

Investigations into a cluster of NHS baby deaths highlight the pitfalls of the ‘wait and see policy’ adopted by many hospitals during childbirth. A BBC investigation has identified at least 7 deaths during childbirth in less than 2 years at … Read more

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Safe Space at the Cost of Patient Safety

October 2016 saw the rise of the consultation “Providing a ‘safe space’ in health care safety investigations”. The briefing on the Department of Health proposal is to extend the ‘safe space’ arrangements to all patient safety investigations.  Effectively it proposes … Read more

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#LeonasStory – Forbes Solicitors Brain Injury Awareness Campaign

Forbes Solicitors have launched a campaign to raise awareness surrounding the issue of brain injuries caused by medical negligence. According to Headway findings, acquired brain injury hospital admissions have increased by 10% since 2005-6 and in 2013-14, a staggering 162,554 … Read more

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Birth injury rapid resolution and redress scheme has flaws despite good intentions

The Government has launched a consultation on a new rapid resolution and redress (RRR) compensation scheme for parents whose children suffer a birth injury. It means that eligible families will be given the option to join an alternative system of … Read more

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Family awarded clinical negligence compensation in informed consent case

Forbes Solicitors look into the issue of informed consent in the light of some recent clinical negligence cases that have come before the courts. It was reported in the Times on the 21st September that the family of a man … Read more

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More British Born Doctors Announced At The Conservative Party Conference

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced at the Birmingham Tory Party Conference that “by the end of the next Parliament, we will make the NHS self-sufficient in doctors”.  The move for more British born doctors will contract junior doctors to … Read more

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Cosmetic Surgery Checklist For Patients

The Royal College of Surgeons is offering a cosmetic surgery checklist to help patients to choose a reputable surgeon suitable for their procedure. The BBC News channel covered this story on the 4th October 2016 and warns “buyer beware”.

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