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Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths
The BBC has published a story highlighting research that suggests GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes may be making 237 million errors a year - the equivalent of one mistake made for every five drugs handed out.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust admit errors in incorrect reporting on Smear Tests
For most women, having a routine smear test can be a worrying time but after receiving the ‘’all clear’’ it is only natural to forget about the test until the next time it creeps round, three years later.
Watchdog calls for vaginal mesh operations to be banned
The BBC has revealed this week that health watchdog NICE is to recommend that vaginal mesh operations should be banned from treating organ prolapse in England.
How operating theatres are wasting two hours a day
A report by regulator NHS Improvement and seen by the BBC, has suggested that “NHS hospitals could carry out 280,000 more non-emergency operations a year by organising operating theatre schedules better”.
Lack of research risks more birth defect cases
Although there is a long list of prescribed medications which women are advised not to take during their pregnancy, there are drugs which still fall through the net.
Sexual assault by the people who are meant to protect patients
A paediatric haematologist is serving a lengthy jail sentence for sexually abusing children in his care as young as eight.
Should hospitals focus on efficiency instead of demanding more money?
A recent report has revealed annual potential savings for the NHS in England of £268m. The findings have been compiled as part of a project called ‘Getting It Right First Time’ (GIRFT) which is being led by orthopaedic surgeon Professor Tim Briggs.
Contaminated Blood Scandal
On the 26th of April 2017 the Guardian published an article indicating that Andy Burnham MP had called on the Government to open an enquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal of the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Actions needed following Each Baby Counts investigation
An investigation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has revealed the actions needed to prevent baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth.
NHS Trust to be investigated for baby deaths
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust will be investigated following a number of baby deaths.
Inadequacies on NHS maternity ward result in tragic death
The news this week that serious “failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment” resulted in a woman’s death after childbirth underlines the tragic impact of some of the challenges faced by the NHS.
Anti-social behaviour, Subletting & Holiday Lets
Landlords and ASB practitioners face an additional hurdle when the perpetrators of anti-social behaviour are not their direct tenants or leaseholders but unauthorised occupiers either subletting or staying under licence or verbal agreement. The difficulty is that there is no direct relationship with the subtenant or unauthorised occupier so the usual remedies available for breach of contract are not available.