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Mon Sep 26 | 9:23 AM

Majority of English Maternity Units Fail to Meet Safety Standards

Despite several attempts to upgrade maternity care, the figures released are slightly worse and the CQC says its disappointed with the pace of improvement.

Laura Ellis lost her...

Wed Sep 21 | 9:32 AM

What is the Average Payout For Cancer Misdiagnosis UK?

Cancer Misdiagnosis refers to when a GP or Specialist fails to accurately assess a case of or the true status of a patient’s cancer condition. It can also refer to when a person who is free is falsely diagnosed with th...

Mon Sep 19 | 10:02 AM

Study Shows That Hip Fracture Care Is Too Slow In Some Hospitals

Studies show that in some hospitals, one in 10 people died within a month of surgery which is more than three times worse than in the best.

It has been identified that getting patients...

Thu Sep 15 | 5:54 AM

How Long Does A Settlement Take For Personal Injury?

When you make a personal injury claim, you wouldn’t want it to drag on for months or years. You would want it to be quickly settled so that you can move on with life. While it is very possible to have your case settled...

Mon Sep 12 | 9:20 AM

Nottingham Maternity Crisis: What Are Families Agitating For?

Here are some of the incidents that happened at the hospitals;

Wynter Andrews died 23 minutes after he was delivered by Caesarean section on 15 September 2019 at Nottingham's Queen's M...

Thu Sep 8 | 8:15 AM

Patient Lives At Risk Over Delays In South West Ambulance Handovers

In a bid to address pressures on ambulance services, the NHS has allocated £150 million of additional funding to relieve the pressure. This comes as an ambulance trust recently warned that lives are put in danger due t...

Mon Sep 5 | 9:28 AM

Midwives Buckling Under Pressure Due To Plummeting Numbers

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said existing shortages had worsened during the pandemic. The trade union has also warned that "Plummeting" midwife numbers risk the health of staff, mothers and babies. They have ca...

Wed Aug 31 | 8:54 AM

Birmingham: Family Feeling Neglected as Girl’s Care Stop

The family of Maham Zaheer, a nine-year-old girl, said they felt abandoned after Birmingham Children's Hospital withdrew from Maham Zaheer's complex care contract in April after the family complained about the lack of ...

Mon Aug 29 | 9:43 AM

How Long Does It Take For NHS To Respond To A Complaint?

According to the NHS constitution, you have the right as a patient to make complaints about any aspect of NHS treatment, care or service which you feel fell below standard and has caused you or your loved one to suffer...

Fri Aug 26 | 7:38 AM

The Red Flags And Cauda Equina Syndrome

The cauda equina are a collection of nerves in the back, at the lower end of the spinal cord. The name cauda equina comes from a Latin word which is translated as "horse's tail", which these nerve roots resemble.


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