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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…

Emergency Admission wait times in England

A&E departments across England are under increasing pressure, battling against limited NHS funding, chronic understaffing and a higher demand for services: all of which impact patient waiting times. Using official NHS data, our researchers have r…

Dental Negligence Statistics

Dental negligence refers to situations where dental practitioners fail to provide the standard level of care to patients and this has resulted in harm or injury. Dental negligence can take various forms including misdiagnosis, medication errors, care…

Your cosmetic surgery pre-op/ post-op checklist

Cosmetic surgery procedures have become increasingly popular in the UK with 1 in 3 Brits saying that they have had or would consider having facial cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is when an individual chooses to have an operation or procedure in o…

Common areas to get pressure sores

Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores, are injuries to the skin and the underlying tissue, they are primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. Pressure sores can be a common concern for individuals who have reduced mobili…

How to prevent pressure sores

Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores, are injuries that are caused by prolonged pressure on the skin; pressure sores can affect the skin and the underlying tissue. Pressure sores can be extremely painful for patients and research…

Risks and benefits of laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery, sometimes known as LASIK eye surgery involves using lasers in order to reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eyes, according to the NHS, this is done so that you can focus better. Laser eye surgery can correct short sightednes…

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