Leeds General Infirmary apologise to parents after death of their son.

Leeds General Infirmary apologise to parents after death of their son.

In 2010 Bradley Brough died in Leeds General Infirmary aged 11 years. Bradley had a congenital heart defect and required surgery to correct the flow of blood from his heart. Bradley was treated on the same children’s heart ward which was closed for investigation into its safety in 2013.

 

The team treating Bradley have admitted mistakes and that confusing messages…

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Increase in NHS Surveillance for Suspect Claims

Increase in NHS Surveillance for Suspect Claims

The use of covert surveillance is a method of obtaining evidence to support certain types of investigation, most notably fraud. It is widely reported how surveillance has been used to gather evidence leading to successful prosecutions in benefit fraud cases where claimants have been working or exaggerated their health problems in order to increase their benefit entitlement. It now seems similar investigations are more frequently being used…

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Interesting Facts and Figures About Medical Negligence – Infographic

Interesting Facts and Figures About Medical Negligence – Infographic

Medical negligence can seem like a fairly dry subject to some people, but it is also a very serious issue, and as good as the health care system (both public and private) is in the UK, negligence does happen and increasingly the victims of such failures are starting to realise that they do have the right to seek a fair recompense.

 

In this infographic we have explored some…

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Merok Park care home closed down

Merok Park care home closed down

Merok Park Care Home in Surrey was closed down on 9th December 2014. This closure followed inspections in September 2014 which highlighted that the care home needed to improve. These improvements were not made and as a result the Car Quality Commission closed the home down and removed its registration meaning that it can no longer operate legally.

 

It was noted that there was a lift that was…

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One in five NHS radiotherapy machines out of date

One in five NHS radiotherapy machines out of date

Eighteen per cent of NHS radiotherapy machines used to treat cancer patients are at least ten years old and are unable to deliver modern life-saving treatment.

 

These findings are said to “very worrying” by charities who have called for funds to be made available immediately.  With additional funds, patients with cancers such as lung and prostate disease can be given guided treatment, which is understood to be more…

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