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20 November 2019

Genetic testing and pregnancy

The Times yesterday reported on a clinical negligence claim, currently being heard in the High Court, in which a central issue relates to whether or not there is an obligation to tell a pregnant patient that a relative has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder.

Suzanne Farg

20 November 2019

Another sad story of toxic culture – A failure to learn from avoidable medical mistakes

It is unsurprising that there is a call for the Crown Prosecution Service to bring corporate manslaughter charges against Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust following an apparently damning report which looks at the culture of the Trust which has led to maternal deaths, stillbirths, babies left brain damaged because the staff failed to realise labour was going wrong or that Group B streptococcus or meningitis was present which required treatment by antibiotics. 

Kate Rohde

19 November 2019

The performance of kindness in medicine and its impact on medical negligence

Can being kind improve the delivery of medical assistance? I think it may well have an impact on the numbers of medical negligence claims brought against the NHS.

Christopher James

7 November 2019

Girl with Cerebral Palsy walks for the first time

I was struck by the touching story (BBC news report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50183435) of 7 year old Jasmine Morton who has cerebral palsy and against all the odds has managed to walk for the first time unaided.

Deborah Nadel

31 October 2019

National Fertility Awareness Week – the unfairness of the IVF postcode lottery

This week is National Fertility Awareness Week. The purpose of this week is to spread awareness of fertility issues.  In the UK 1 in 6 couples have problems with fertility. 

Sevim Ahmet

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