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NHS Complaints Analysis Hub

Every year, the NHS publishes information about the number of written complaints they receive, and the data shows a count of written complaints made by patients. In this article, we will be summarising the key findings and statistics. The data report…

Have attitudes to COVID-19 and the pandemic changed?

January 2024 marks four years since the first positive cases of COVID-19 were identified in the UK, with over 20 million Brits having tested positive for the virus and over 200,000 deaths recorded since 2020.   But with lockdown, social distanci…

What is misdiagnosis, and how bad is it really?

In the complex world of healthcare, accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment and patient well-being. However, the unfortunate reality is that misdiagnosis can occur; leading to a range of challenges for both patients and healthcare pro…

A guide to undiagnosed birth injuries to mothers

Childbirth is a transformative experience, but for some mothers, it can lead to injuries that often go undiagnosed. In this article, we will explore the prevalence of injuries to mothers during childbirth, the types of injuries, and crucially, how to…

Understanding how medical negligence compensation works

 Understanding the intricate process of medical negligence compensation is crucial for individuals seeking justice for the suffering caused in a healthcare setting. In this article, we will break down the key components, including how compensation is…

Urgent support needed to improve patient safety in UK maternity services

Written by Natalie Richardson, Birth Injury Solicitor   Maternity services are under increasing scrutiny at the moment, with 10% of NHS maternity care services rated as inadequate and 39% rated as requiring improvement in 2023. This is an increa…

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease and how can it be managed?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease? Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), is a condition where there is a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries which restricts blood supply to the legs. The relation…

The challenges of diagnosing endometriosis

Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in areas outside of the uterus, typically in the pelvic region. This can cause severe pain, especially in relation to menstruation, sexual intercou…

What are the common type of dental negligence claims?

Dental negligence can have serious consequences for patients, leading to both physical and emotional distress. When dental professionals fail to meet the standard of care expected in their field, patients may be entitled to pursue dental negligence c…

A guide to medical negligence terminology

Introduction  Navigating the complexities of a medical negligence claim can be overwhelming, especially when confronted with complex legal jargon. This guide aims to breakdown and simplify the language associated with medical negligence claims, provi…

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…

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…

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