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Never Ever Land

By Kelly Livesey @ Mar 3, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Last week a revised 'never ever event' list was published by the Department of Health,  The list now includes 25 medical accidents for which the DoH says there is simply no excuse. These accidents either cause serious harm to patients or can prove fatal. There were previously only 8...

NHS Chaplains in the news.

By Kelly Livesey @ Feb 28, 2011 in Medical Negligence

This morning I read this quote, 'the NHS spends £29 million on hospital chaplains who provide "no clinical benefit' said Jane Kirby of The Independent. Was it not last week that the UK was debating poor care for older patients and this week that Dispatches will run a programme on Channel...

Midwive shortages and clinical negligence.

By Kelly Livesey @ Feb 21, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Last Thursday, BBC Radio 4 featured an interesting yet tragic report about the recently published data from the West Midlands Peri-natal Institute which found that babies may have died unnecessarily because midwives in understaffed services are failing to spot early warning signals in pregnant...

Care and compassion – the last priority in the NHS?

By Kelly Livesey @ Feb 16, 2011 in Medical Negligence

'The NHS is failing older patients' said a new report by the Health Service Ombudsman published yesterday. I could have told you that already! Having worked in the NHS for only a short time I witnessed the sort of stories reported in 'Care and Compassion?' the findings of ten independent...

Birth Centre Negligence

By Kelly Livesey @ Jan 27, 2011 in Medical Negligence

This week's press coverage of the Theo Kramer birth centre negligence case has led me to consider the value of birthing centres and the role these centres play in the delivery of some of the 700,000 babies born in the UK each year. Theo, who is represented by JMW Solicitors, has this week...

Out-of-our hours GP care

By Kelly Livesey @ Jan 17, 2011 in Medical Negligence

"This week's press coverage of Brian Dowsett, a JMW client currently pursuing a clinical negligence claim, serves as a reminder of the ongoing issue of out-of hours GP care in the UK. Cases such as Mr Dowsett's are becoming all too familiar in the press and indicate a change is necessary in...

Client Brian Dowsett on BBC News Programme

By JMW @ Jan 13, 2011 in Medical Negligence

JMW is currently investigating a clinical negligence claim on behalf of Brian Dowsett who featured in a recent BBC1 programme, Inside Out . Brian's story has also featured in the local and national press. Mr Dowsett, 74, was seen by an out-of-hours doctor, Dr Hans Raj Yadav in 2007 when...