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24 February 2020

Delay in Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer due to NHS Understaffing

Cancer Research UK estimate that 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK. The director of research and external affairs at Bowel Cancer UK, Dr Lisa Wilde, has stated that “Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it doesn’t need to be: it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.”

Punam Sood

14 February 2020

Bereavement damages: an award or an insult?

The Ministry of Justice has announced that there will be no substantial reform to the current bereavement damages system in England and Wales.

Sevim Ahmet

10 February 2020

Spinal stroke - what is it?

A spinal injury can be life changing and can affect anyone. The harsh reality of the spine is that although it is super strong (the essence that keeps us upright) it is very delicate.

Satvir Sokhi

24 January 2020

Duty of Candour threatened by hunt for Whistleblowers

A recent Guardian article revealed that managers at West Suffolk Hospital had demanded fingerprints and handwriting samples from staff in order to uncover a whistleblower. The widower of a 57 year old woman, Susan Warby who died five weeks after an operation to treat a perforated bowel in 2018, received an anonymous letter outlining what went wrong during his wife’s treatment. 

Kirsty Allen

23 January 2020

What has happened at East Kent NHS Foundation Trust? Stillbirths and making each baby count

The Trust (which the Care Quality Commission rates as “Requiring Improvement”) manages five different hospitals.  The BBC article startlingly sets out that from as long ago as 2015 the  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists were reviewing  maternity care, amid "concerns over the working culture". 

Punam Sood

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