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Is enough done for vulnerable mental health patients?

19th April 2018

Since 1992, every April has been a designated stress awareness month. So it is only right that we should all take a moment to make sure that we and the people around us, both at home and at work, are happy, health and coping well.

Medical Manslaughter

21st March 2018

On 6th February 2018, Jeremy Hunt announce a rapid review into the application of the offence of Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM) to healthcare professionals.

DNA tests for UK’s nuclear bomb veterans

21st February 2018

It has been announced that British servicemen who were exposed to atomic radiation as part of military tests in 1950’s will undergo DNA tests to determine whether they have sustained recognised genetic changes as a result.

What price to sign a liver?

15th January 2018

A liver surgeon who branded his initials on the livers of two patients has been recently received a £10,000 fine and been sentenced to 12 months community order.

Bereavement damages – Unmarried woman wins legal battle

29th November 2017

Yesterday a woman in Lancashire won her legal battle for better rights for unmarried people who lose their long-term partners. Jakki Smith’s partner of 16 years died in 2011 when an infection was missed by medics, however she was denied bereavement damages.

Declining recruitment and increasing waiting times

9th October 2017

Recent news has seen reports of slower-than-average recruitment of NHS nurses and Trusts failing to meet national A&E waiting time targets, leaving the potential risk of failings in patient care.

RCOG New Guidance on GBS

25th September 2017

RCOG publishes new guidance on managing Group B Strep infection The updated Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guideline on Group B Strep was published on 13 September 2017.  The…

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