Life after litigation

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.

17 October 2019

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2019

6 October 2019 saw World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day.  The World Cerebral Palsy Initiative describes the purpose of this day as raising awareness and celebrating the achievements of those with CP, as well an opportunity to seek solutions to everyday problems and more.

15 October 2019

Delayed diagnosis - another NHS inquiry leaves those left behind angry and in disbelief

The widower of a 49-year-old mother of two, who died from cervical cancer after being repeatedly failed by the NHS, has spoken out about a report into his wife’s death. Julie O’Connor tragically passed away in February 2019 following a late diagnosis of cervical cancer. 

Christopher James

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