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Capital Gains? Not for the NHS

28th February 2014

London is one of the most famous cities in the world and there’s a reason that visitors flock there from all around the globe.

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NHS Change Day Is A Good Idea – But Is It Enough?

13th February 2014

Once again it’s almost time for NHS Change Day, when employees and users of our health service focus on pledges designed to make a positive difference to the organisation. The campaign itself has a nice story behind it, having grown from the grassroots rather than being a PR stunt designed by people in suits. But is it enough?

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Helping Those With Head Injuries

28th January 2014

Winter is well and truly with us and as usual it brings with it a legion of skiers and snowboarders jetting off to spend a week or two on the slopes. Most of them will wear ski helmets but some of them won’t, despite the recent publicity that’s resulted from Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher’s accident whilst skiing in the French Alps.

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Why the NHS Has to Listen to You – #NHSListening

20th January 2014

One of the founding principles of the NHS is that patients should have an active say in how its services are run. Written into its constitution is the commitment that the “system of responsibility and accountability for taking decisions in the NHS should be transparent and clear to the public, patients and staff.”

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New Year, New NHS?

7th January 2014

To say that the NHS had a bad time of it in 2013 is putting it mildly considering the wave of negativity which threatened to engulf it as the year wore on. Scandals about lack of resources, funding, whistleblowing and the type of individual cases of negligence which we see at Fletchers all made the headlines and it could be argued that the NHS finished the year in worse shape than ever before. So is it right to think that the only way is up? Can things get any worse or have we reached rock bottom?

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What’s on Our Wishlist for the NHS?

19th December 2013

The approach of a new year is meant to bring time for reflection and given the year the NHS has had there’s an awful lot to mull over. It’s not been a great 12 months for an organisation which is always in the public eye but has seemingly been there more than ever in 2013 – and often not for the right reasons.

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Are A&E Departments in Intensive Care?

16th December 2013

Ever growing numbers of people are visiting Accident and Emergency departments, seeking treatment for a huge array of different conditions. Facts show that more than 18 million attended A&E in England in the year to January 2013 – an increase of more than a million compared to the previous 12 months.

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Why NHS Whistleblowing Is a Good Thing

6th December 2013

High profile problems within the NHS have been all too common over recent months, with headlines devoted to cases which represent fundamental failings in patient care. But in many instances those headlines wouldn’t have been written if it weren’t for the actions of certain individuals who were prepared to speak out about what they had seen and experienced.

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Getting a Career Back on Track After Serious Injury

25th November 2013

Fletchers Solicitors recognise that serious injury can change a person’s life in unimaginable ways and it can often see like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. For many people, one of their biggest concerns can be whether they can return to work and get their career back on track. The team at Fletchers has built a reputation on going the extra mile to help clients continue to lead positive lives following injury.

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Is It Too Late to Claim for Medical Negligence?

19th November 2013

Have you ever looked back at how you or a loved one were treated in hospital and thought something was not right? Now with the benefit of hindsight, you may realise it was a case of medical negligence. But do you know how long you have to make a claim?

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What Types of Situations Fall Under Medical Negligence?

12th November 2013

With the NHS under the spotlight for a series of recent failings, it is likely that you have read at least one story highlighting a case of medical negligence. But do you know what medical negligence really means and would you be able to recognise a scenario that could be classed as negligence?

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