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Pressure Sore Negligence Claims

29 Jun 2021

Pressure sores are also known as 'bed sores'. The clue is in the name, as they are often associated with being less mobile, often in a care setting. The fact that a person has been hospitalised makes them vulnerable to immobility, and it goes without saying that the patient is poorly. This…

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A Sting in the Tail - What to look for in a Cauda Equina Syndrome Case

26 May 2021

Cauda Equina syndrome is a rare and severe type of spinal stenosis. It occurs when the nerves in the lower back become severely compressed. It's sometimes a result of a prolapsed disc bulge and requires urgent hospital admission and timely surgery. The longer it goes untreated, the greater the…

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Retinal Detachment

25 May 2021

Retinal detachment is a serious condition which can lead to blindness if not dealt with quickly. Common complaints are floaters, flashes or shadows. Most people will contact there optician in the first place. We have dealt with a number of cases in recent times where opticians have failed to appreciate…

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Baby death raises questions over maternity care

21 May 2021

The BBC have reported on a shocking baby death during delivery at the Doncaster Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A request for information by BBC's Panorama Program raised significant safety concerns. The mother of Clay Wankiewicz was admitted to Doncaster Infirmary last…

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AI radiographer will lend a hand with wrist injuries

19 May 2021

The Times newspaper recently reported advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect fractured bones that might otherwise be missed by radiologists. This sounds like an exciting development, particularly in relation to wrist fractures, where a fracture of the scaphoid bone is often…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

14 May 2021

You arrive at depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation when you can't escape an issue in your head, be the pain of fibromyalgia, or a trauma, or any other pressing issue. Mental Health Awareness Week presents an opportunity to look at how society and health services manage these issues. The…

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Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month

12 May 2021

Melanoma UK have launched a public awareness campaign urging people to go on the hunt for the estimated missed 4,358 melanomas missed during the pandemic.* Melanoma is a type of cancer that starts in skin cells called melanocytes which make a pigment called melanin which gives the skin it's…

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Looking After Your Mental Health Post Lockdown #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

10 May 2021

It is important now more than ever to look out for signs of mental health problems, identify symptoms and to be there for anyone struggling. As a result of the pandemic, Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists warned of an escalating mental health crisis " As a result…

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#BowelCancerAwarenessMonth A Guide to Bowel Cancer

07 Apr 2021

What is Bowel Cancer? Bowel Cancer, also known as Colorectal cancer includes large-bowel cancer (colon cancer) and rectal cancer. The large bowel has five sections (ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon and the rectum). Cancer develops as a result of cells changing and…

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#BowelCancerAwarenessMonth - Not just an older person's disease

07 Apr 2021

Bowel Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer*. On the 28th of August 2020, Chadwick Boseman Star of 'Blank Panther', died aged 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, a stark reminder that colon cancer is not just an older persons disease…

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