Decline in maternity care before, during and after birth in last five years
A survey has found that women who gave birth in recent years are experiencing a decline in the care by maternity services. Read the rest of this post...
Almost 300 'never events' occurred during surgery in the last year
An increasing number of NHS ‘never events’, where foreign objects were found in patients after having surgery, were reported last year according to new figures. Read the rest of this post...
Two patients a week receive compensation for lost limbs caused by clinical negligence
Figures show the NHS has paid out £189 million in compensation to over 600 patients who required an amputation due to negligent care over a five-year period. Read the rest of this post...
Revolutionary study to research whether wearing headgear can reduce brain injury in rugby
Researchers will begin the Rugby Headgear Effectiveness Study next year to see if a new design scrum cap can help reduce brain injuries during rugby because standard padded headgear does not currently provide any protection to the brain. Read the rest of this post...
Over £30 million in compensation by NHS failing to diagnose cancer
In 2021, there was a record number of NHS patients who received clinical negligence compensation settlements due to failing to diagnose cancer with a total of £30.8 million awarded to 281 patients. Read the rest of this post...
New rules to ban heading the ball in training before and after a professional football game
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) is to introduce the new guidelines to prevent players from heading the ball too frequently following research the likelihood of them dying from brain disease is increased. Read the rest of this post...
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022
25th November 2022 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Read the rest of this post...
Footballer with head injury wrongly allowed to continue playing
After sustaining a heavy blow to the head during England’s first match of the World Cup 2022, Iranian goalkeeper, Alireza Beiranvand was not immediately taken off the pitch. Read the rest of this post...