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24 October 2018

Ever waited in A&E?

Her temperature was not coming down, and for the past 3 days, it was an average of 39°C. The usual quick fix of Calpol, water and rest was just not working, and my 6 year old niece was becoming weaker and weaker. We became increasingly worried, and having visited and called the GP, we were advised to go to the paediatric A&E department at Croydon University Hospital.

Kate Rohde

10 October 2018

Should the NHS pay damages for incorrect advice about waiting times?

At first blush the answer to this is of course not, but what if it was you who got seriously injured as a result?

Terrence Donovan

3 October 2018

Should Pret a Manger pay compensation to the family of the teenager who died after eating a Pret sandwich?

This week the media has been full of the tragic story of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, the teenager who died on an aeroplane after having an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette.

Terrence Donovan

12 September 2018

Patient bleeds to death in hospital corridor - deteriorating standards at North Middlesex University Hospital

‘Serious incidents’ and ‘never events’ are becoming alarmingly frequent at North Middlesex University Hospital, where a Care Quality Commission review carried out in September 2016 found that the hospital ‘requires improvement’ in all areas other than surgery. Worryingly, it seems that conditions at the hospital have failed to improve since then, with a recent article revealing that the number of ‘serious incidents’ and ‘never events’ has been steadily on the increase since 2015.

Josephine Burnett

4 September 2018

“Please, write to me”: Welcome Guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

In this blog Kate Rohde welcomes the new Guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges called "Please write to me"; she discusses the importance of patient centre care and communication. The absence of which can cause medical negligence claims to arise. 

Kate Rohde

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