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Reform of clinical negligence claims

James Bell

Posted by James Bell | Partner
On 13th July 2017

The recent proposals by the MDU and MPS to reform clinical negligence claims have featured in the legal press in recent weeks. The MPS in particular appears to have started a major PR campaign to push their desired agenda. The have produced a glossy media campaign called “Striking a balance”.

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Contaminated Blood

Priya Singh

Posted by Priya Singh | Solicitor
On 12th July 2017

It has been reported that an inquiry will be held into the “contaminated blood scandal”, where NHS patients had been administered blood products which had been infected with hepatitis C and HIV. The report notes that this resulted in at least £2,400 deaths.

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NHS failings in mental health sector continue to soar

Posted on 29th June 2017

The number of NHS negligence cases involving mental health issues continues to soar with alarming figures, a major concern for the way the NHS regulates.

The NHS must provide patients with safe care and treatment, in order to prevent them being a risk to themselves, and preventing the public from being exposed to avoidable harm. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as it appears the NHS fail in their duty of care owed to thousands of patients, and the consequences are often dire.

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Outsourcing in the NHS, a risky business?

Emma Wray

Posted by Emma Wray | Partner
On 28th June 2017

Having had experience in (unsuccessfully) attempting to obtain an ‘Immediate Necessary Treatment Form’ and associated records that had been forwarded from a temporary GP to my client’s permanent GP via NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, I was not surprised when The National Audit Office yesterday published the findings from its investigation into how NHS Shared Business Services NHS SBS (a similar body providing support services to GPs in England) handled unprocessed clinical correspondence.

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