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The latest publications from Devonshires.

From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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Nearly one in five local hospitals are failing to hit key waiting-time targets
Analysis by the BBC shows that one in five local hospital services are constantly failing to hit any of their key waiting-time targets.
NHS fails to provide over 40,000 women with screening information
It has been revealed that more than 40,000 women in England have not been provided with information regarding cervical cancer screening after a failure to send out letter by the NHS.
260,000 diabetes patients ‘experienced medication error in hospital last year’
Diabetes UK has warned that more than 260,000 diabetes inpatients experienced a medication error at hospital in 2017, 9,600 of whom suffered serious and potentially life-threatening episodes of hypoglycaemia as a result of poor insulin management. The charity is calling on hospital to adopt measures to improve patient experience for people with diabetes and reduce
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.
Push to save lives by treating life threatening sepsis in patients, within the hour.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is urging Hospital staff to treat people with life-threatening sepsis symptoms within one hour.
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.
Inquiry call over deaths in childbirth underlines challenges faced by NHS
Midwifery and obstetric errors can have a devastating impact on the families involved. We deal with many cases where serious mistakes have been made as a result of a lack of resources and training.
Complaining in care homes should be encouraged not dismissed
News that hundreds of care homes are banning relatives from visiting elderly residents over complaints about quality of care highlights a growing need for sector reform.