Tag Archives: Clinical negligence

Confused over whether you can make a compensation claim? Our simple guide can help you earn back what you deserve It probably goes without saying that, whether it’s through the NHS or private medical care, the UK’s healthcare system is among the best in the world. With a plethora of skilled medical experts (1.6 million of them in the NHS alone) and a near-total commitment to professional care, service, and progression, it’s no surprise that the number of claims for clinical or medical negligence made against medical practitioners is so scarce. Unfortunately, instances of claims for clinical negligence still exist, […]
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Following the publication of Mr Robert Francis QC’s report into the terrible events which took place at Stafford Hospital, a report which revealed systematic failings in NHS care and management, five more trusts will find themselves in the crosshairs of Sir Bruce Keogh, of the NHS Commissioning Board. The trusts under scrutiny are: Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical negligence and judicial review aren’t areas of the law which most would think of as overlapping.  But given recent changes in policy, it’s increasingly likely that claimants will need solicitors with knowledge of both. What Is Judicial Review? In essence, judicial review is the process by which ordinary people can challenge government decisions – ranging from local authority decisions affecting a single street to those decisions taken by major ministries which affect the entire country.  Unlike our continental cousins, in England and Wales we do not have a set system of Courts for challenging public decisions, so a prospective […]
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Being a token of socialist excellence and symbol of left-wing pride, the NHS is adored by millions of Brits. World class healthcare at a rate that’s practically unpaid for is a perk most people on the planet would crave. However, we’re not most people. And moreover, our National Health Service hasn’t come without its controversies. The most recent – and amongst the most worrying – is the recent significant rise in clinical negligence claim bills. This article will take a look at this rise and present the facts and figures for what is an embarrassing problem for the NHS. Facts […]
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Within the Osier paradigm, doctors have generally accepted accountability in two directions; to their professional colleagues collectively, and to their patients individually. In each case, accountability has been at two levels: a formal level of official complaint, disciplinary action or litigation; and an informal level of custom and expectations. Because in Osier’s time doctors had so little influence on the outcome of illness, accountability for outcome was not possible. Even the traditional Hippocratic rule ‘primum non nocere’ (above all, don’t harm) was not enforceable; desperate fear condoned desperate remedies; so doctors were encouraged to add substantial risks from treatment to […]
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