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When will we get cervical screening right? An investigation.

By Hannah Luscombe, solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department at Patient Claim Line Cervical screening in England has faced a series of blunders over the last 12-18 months, with the latest reports suggesting women may now have to wait months for…

Hospital Brainteaser – Can you spot the body part songs?

Sometimes you just can’t get a song out of your head. And when it comes to this hospital scene, it seems like everyone has a severe case of disco fever. Patient Claim Line has put together this fun brainteaser with 16 songs hidden in the graphic. Can…

Ian Paterson’s callous surgeries should mean big changes

An investigation into the death of 23 patients should result in systemic changes, says Senior Litigation Executive. Patient Claim Line’s Michael Carson is responding to the independent inquiry into surgeon Ian Paterson’s misconduct. Michael, who has…

21-year-old receives five-figure sum following negligent action

A Patient Claim Line Case Study The Incident A 21-year-old man from Birmingham has received a five-figure settlement after medics incorrectly treated a fractured finger. Staff at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, negligently tr…

T-cell cancer weapon discovery ‘almost unbelievable’

A new T-cell discovery could become the greatest weapon yet in defeating cancer, according to a Chartered Legal Executive / FCILEx. Amy Kirk is commenting in response to a newly-discovered immune cell in our blood streams. A specialist team at Cardif…

CQC recommendations avoid ‘devastating consequences’

Patient Claim Line Partner Trevor Ward believes NHS Trusts can prevent 'devastating consequences' if they follow CQC recommendations. Trevor’s comments are in response to the news at least seven preventable baby deaths 'may have occurred' at East Ken…

Hospitals need greater stroke awareness and more consultants

A lack of ‘stroke aware’ consultants is having a negative impact on the NHS. Peter Rigby, a Director at Patient Claim Line, is responding to concerns nearly half of UK hospitals do not have enough specialist stroke consultants. Peter said: “Someone s…

Is there still a need for face-to-face consultations?

Written by Solicitor/Senior Litigation Executive, Kate Goodman Following my previous blog, is it time for a communications upgrade in the NHS? I have examined the NHS’ interpersonal communications and the people behind the information. This second bl…

Concern for Southport and Ormskirk’s vulnerable patients

Following Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust’s latest Care Quality Commission inspection report, the overall rating of ‘requires improvement’ raises concerns for the year ahead. In November 2019, the CQC published their rating of the services…

Negligence bill alarming but legal costs are falling

The NHS compensation fees total is alarming, but evidence suggests claimants’ legal costs are falling, that’s according to Medical Negligence Solicitor, Kathryn Sharkey. Kathryn, a Solicitor at Patient Claim Line, is responding to a BBC investigation…

Encouragement, not blame, following grievance figures

Let’s encourage NHS Trusts to give Healthwatch England’s latest findings careful attention, says Patient Claim Line's Head of Medical Negligence and Serious Injury. Peter Rigby, a department figurehead within the firm’s Medical Negligence Serious Inj…

What is the value of legal apprenticeships over degrees?

Over the past few years, apprenticeships have gradually gained popularity as the public are beginning to recognise the benefits of this alternative career path. This is particularly true of those seeking a career in law. After finishing sixth form or…

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