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A&E doctor struck off.

An A&E doctor has been struck off by a medical tribunal for falsifying prescriptions so he could send medication abroad. Dr Mohammad Khan was working at the emergency department of Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, in March 2018 when he wrote up...

Review of Tayside chemotherapy.

An independent review is being carried out into chemotherapy given to 14 women who died after NHS Tayside gave lower doses than other Scottish health boards. The health board requested the review after it was criticised in a report by Health Improvement...

Longer Lives Mean Higher Compensation - Boy Wins £26 Million from NHS

Happily, disabled people can live long lives and that is one reason why compensation awards to those who have been injured by negligence frequently run into seven or even eight figures. A case on point concerned an eight-year-old boy who is expected to live...

Hospital sepsis deaths rise by a third.

Sepsis deaths recorded in England's hospitals have risen by more than a third in two years, according to data collected by a leading safety expert. In the year ending April 2017, there were 15,722 deaths in hospital or within 30 days of discharge, where...

GP out-of-hours "crisis" in Wales.

  The scale of the "crisis" facing GP out-of-hours services in Wales has been revealed by freedom of information requests by the BBC. The information gathered by BBC Wales shows Welsh health boards could not fill hundreds of shifts, equating...

Widow's plea following husband's A&E death.

A widow pleaded for people to "stay away from A&E unless it is life-threatening" after her husband died in a hospital corridor. John Donnelly, 51, was admitted to Peterborough City Hospital on 2 March 2018 and died the next day. Sharon...

Charity warns of cancer screening failure.

More than 80% of NHS hospitals in England are failing to test bowel cancer patients for the genetic condition Lynch syndrome, according to the charity Bowel Cancer UK. Bowel Cancer UK estimates that 166,000 people in the UK are unaware that they have Lynch...

Wife Subjected to Violent Ordeal By Husband Awarded £75,000 Damages

In any civilised society, the state has a monopoly on punishing criminals – but that does not mean victims of violent offences must go uncompensated. The point was proved by a case in which a woman who was subjected to physical and sexual assaults by...

Young mother died after failings in care.

A mother who died hours after being told she was ready to leave hospital could have lived if doctors had treated her properly, a coroner has said. Sian Hollands, 25, died from a pulmonary embolism at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent, in November 2015. The...

21 year old woman died after inadequate care.

A 21-year-old woman who died in an exceptionally busy A&E ward after taking an overdose of diet pills intended to kill herself but received inadequate care, a coroner has found. Bethany Shipsey died in Worcestershire Royal hospital on 15 February...
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