Medical Negligence News

NHS England Falls Behind on Target To Clear Waiting Lists

June 08, 2023

Recent data reveals a staggering increase in the number of patients on hospital waiting lists, reaching a record high of 7.3 million. This figure represents almost 3 million more than it was when compared to the pre-pandemic era. Recent data reveals a staggering increase in the number of patients on ho...

NHS Sexual Misconduct Cases Exceeds 35,000 in 5 Years

June 07, 2023

A five-year record between 2017 and 2022 reveals over 35,000 incidents of sexual misconduct or sexual violence in the NHS. This figure represents cases ranging from derogatory remarks to rape - recorded in NHS facilities in England. The data which was obtained by the British Medical Journal (...

Care Homes Face Alarming Neglect in Dental Care

May 30, 2023

Liz Wynn, manager of Southminster Residential Home, near Maldon in Essex has said that it had become almost impossible to secure the services of NHS dentists to provide dental treatment for her elderly residents. She said her residents had to wait for months to get dental treatment. This come...

NHS Strikes : Government Makes New Payment Offer

May 22, 2023

The government reached a new pay settlement with NHS staff unions representing over a million health workers who accepted the deal on May 2. The deal which was first put forward in March will see staff get a 5% increase in wages including a one-off sum of at least £1,655. The offer does cover a...


May 10, 2023

Treatment of cancer patients which had been the worst on record has seen some improvements. However, waiting times in emergency departments are worsening while ambulance response times are the second worst ever. In March, only 47.5% of immediately life-threatening "red" calls were responded to w...

NHS Underestimate Racism's Impact on Maternity Care, Group says

May 09, 2023

The MP committee in its major report into Black maternal health published on 18th April 2023, said that maternity staff must be better equipped to detect the inequalities that are in their services and delivery of care. Studies have shown that in the UK, black women are 3.7 times more likely ...

Widow Sues The NHS For Neglecting Her Husband Who Died Of Covid

April 19, 2023

According to the coroner, the deceased, 65-year-old Gareth Roberts died of industrial disease as he seemingly contracted Covid-19 at work. This is probably the first time a coroner has concluded in such a way for a death caused by the virus. Mr Roberts from Aberdare also had type 2 diabetes. ...

Number Of Litigated Cases Reduced By Covid Clinical Negligence Protocol

April 12, 2023

Current numbers have shown that the number of contested cases in the last two financial years has reduced by 6%. This equates to 572 cases and cost savings to the taxpayer. At the moment, £57,000 is the average difference in costs paid to claimant solicitors on litigated versus non-litigated...

Woman With Paralysis Raises Funds To Support Other Patients

March 29, 2023

The woman Debbie Playford, 40, who lives in Ackworth near Wakefield, suffers paralysis from the waist down after a spinal injury in March 2021. She has since been confined to a wheelchair. She was admitted to Pinderfields after the injury and then transferred to the Dewsbury Stroke Neuro ...

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