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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

3 September 2018

"Toxic bickering" at St George's Hospital leading to 150 deaths - A Management Oversight?

The Times report on Friday 31 August 2018 – “Coroner is considering fresh inquests after 150 deaths at St George’s Hospital heart unit” – makes for sad reading.  It seems that an internal report has revealed “toxic” bickering between rival camps within the hospital. In this blog, Kate Rohde, Partner in the Medical Negligence team raises some key questions around the kind of environment junior doctors are having to work under and the responsibility of hospital management to maintain a more collaborative environment. 

Kate Rohde

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