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Woman receives £275K after negligent surgery

Woman receives £275K in compensation after negligent surgery forces her into early retirement The Incident  Our client was 56 years of age at the time of the incident. On 20th June 2014, she attended the Defendant Trust; Ashford, and St Peter’s Hospi…

Former nurse suffers overdose during a routine procedure

The Incident Our client was a retired nurse who had worked in the NHS for 10 years. She had previously been diagnosed with mild to moderate kidney disease. The negligence involved our client being administered an inappropriate prescription of morphin…

Respiratory Infections: What you need to know

Respiratory infections are a common health issue that affects millions of people every year. One type of respiratory infection that is particularly concerning is a respiratory virus called Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). RSV can cause a variety of…

How cold weather could cause ear problems

As the temperature drops, we often wrap up warm to protect ourselves from the cold. However, while we take steps to protect our bodies from the winter chill, we can forget about our ears. The truth is that, in some cases, winter can cause hearing pro…

When should you see an ear, nose, throat doctor?

If you're experiencing any issues with your ears, nose, or throat (ENT), it may be time to see an ENT doctor. These medical professionals specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the head and neck. Here's when you should cons…

Common ear, nose throat diseases & disorders

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases and disorders encompass a wide range of conditions that can affect individuals of all ages. These ailments can significantly impact a person's quality of life, making it essential to understand how common they are…

Understanding Macular Degeneration Fact Sheet

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the middle part of your vision and there are two types; dry age-related macular degeneration and wet age-related macular degeneration. Approximately 600,000 people in the UK currently…

Medical equipment commonly left behind after surgery

When patients undergo surgery, there are certain things that can go wrong and every surgery carries an element of risk. Types of things that can go wrong during surgery can include foreign objects being left inside the patient after surgery or wrong…

Steps To Preventing Wrong Site Surgery

Wrong site surgery can have devastating effects for patients, it is therefore extremely important that steps are taken in order to reduce the amount of wrong site surgeries that occur. In this article we will be discussing what wrong site surgery is…

Understanding How To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

UVA and UVB are invisible rays in sunlight and they are the rays that protect your skin so that you do not get sunburnt. UVA and UVB rays also enter the eye and much of the light will be absorbed by the structure of the eye without causing any damage…

A Guide To Reporting A Pharmacy Error

If you are prescribed medication by your GP, it is likely that you will go to a pharmacy to collect the medication. Pharmacists are responsible for ensuring that the medication that is prescribed to patients is suitable, and they are also responsible…

Patient Safety Incident and Medication Errors

“Medication errors are any Patient Safety Incidents (PSI) where there has been an error in the process of prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring medicines.” Between April 2015 and March 2020, NHS Resolution received 1,42…

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