Clinical Negligence

My Take On The National Audit Office's Report Into Rising Clinical Negligence Costs

Sarah Stanton | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Sarah Stanton

The National Audit Office has published its long-awaited report into why costs to the NHS associated with clinical negligence cases continue to rise, despite several initiatives designed to lower them.

Could Virtual Reality Stress Training Help The NHS?

Sarah Stanton | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Stanton

Prior virtual reality stress training might well have helped staff in that case. Every day, NHS workers face rapidly-evolving situations requiring split-second decision-making. It is no wonder so many television dramas are set in hospitals; A&E wards and mental health units, as they are by their very nature, sites of drama, tension and urgency.

Bankrupting the NHS?

Richard Lodge | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK
Richard Lodge

Repealing the 1948 Act will not reduce the amount the NHS is required to pay to meet claimants' future care needs. In the majority of cases involving catastrophic injuries - such as birth injury, acquired brain injury and spinal injury claims - the claimant requires social rather than nursing/medical care.

Savita Halappanavar's Death - A Human Rights Issue

Barbara Hewson | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Barbara Hewson

The problem which Ireland now faces is that Ms Halappanavar's Convention rights under Articles 3 and 8 appear to have been breached, as well as her right to life. She was in a position of great vulnerability, yet she seems to have been treated deplorably.

11-Year-Old Girl Wins Millions Medical Negligence Case

Posted 30.04.2012 | UK

A girl who suffered devastating injuries at birth is to receive compensation worth £10.8 million. The sum awarded to 11-year-old Milly Evans at Lo...

The Amount We Pay For NHS Mistakes Is Rising, Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics

The number of claims made against the NHS for clinical negligence has risen by 9% in the last year, as new figures show the taxpayer is liable for up ...