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Concerning increase in stillbirth rates for a further year running
The increase in the stillbirth rate in England and Wales for a further year running is concerning, particularly when considered in the context of the problems in maternity care generally. The stillbirth rate is seen as a measure of the safety of maternity services and the World Health Organisation states that “the majority of stillbirths could be prevented with quality and respectful care during childbirth." Read the rest of this post...
Delay in treating a cancerous tumour leaves woman with two years to live
After several appointments for a mammogram were cancelled, a woman now has fast-growing stage-four breast cancer and has experienced delays throughout her treatment. Read the rest of this post...
Pharmacists to refer patients for scans rather waiting for GP
A new pilot scheme will see people with worrying symptoms, such as blood in their urine, referred for scans and checks by their pharmacist, rather than having to wait to see their GP. Read the rest of this post...
New report from midwives says language used around childbirth should be changed
Midwives have called for the vocabulary used before, during and after childbirth should focus on personalisation of care. The project, led by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), has developed the advice to support maternity professionals in using a new shared language throughout all stages of childbirth. Read the rest of this post...
Charity urges for inclusive playgrounds for disabled children
Scope, the disability and equality charity, is calling on the government to invest in a multi-million-pound Inclusive Playgrounds Fund to provide safe places for disabled children to play. Read the rest of this post...
Can I Claim for Medical Negligence After 20 Years?
When making a medical negligence claim, there is a time limit, as with every type of claim. However, there are exceptions to the rule. The usual time limit to start your claim in Court is three years, but there may be an exception if you were a child at the time of the alleged negligence, or lacked mental capacity. Read the rest of this post...
Improvements required at Nottingham maternity hospital after being rated inadequate overall
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) told Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust it must make “significant and immediate improvements” to its maternity services as it said women and babies may not be safe. Read the rest of this post...
Action for Brain Injury Week 2022: See the Hidden Me
Today marks the beginning of Action for Brain Injury Week; an annual campaign by the charity Headway – the brain injury association. Read the rest of this post...
New 'no-fault' system when making clinical negligence claim in discussion by MPs
Ministers are looking to overhaul of the ‘outdated’ system of clinical negligence compensation within the NHS when patients suffer avoidable harm. Read the rest of this post...
Almost 300 hundred babies died or suffered serious brain damage at maternity hospitals in Shropshire
The Ockenden Report was published today following a five-year investigation into the standard of maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. Read the rest of this post...