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Millions at risk of dementia from drugs

the nhs may be heading for a summer crisis!

According to a recent study, millions of people are at risk of dementia from drugs used to treat conditions like depression, incontinence and Parkinson’s disease.

The study findings indicate that the risk of developing dementia could be increased by a third later on in life when patients are taking certain types of medications.

Millions may be affected by prescriptions of anticholinergic medications that are used to control muscle contractions or help with mental health condition that are thought to potentially increase the risk of impaired memory functions later on in life.

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Breast cancer screening scandal update sent to parliament

NHS crisis worsens

A statement with a breast cancer screening scandal update has been sent to parliament by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, last week.

It’s understood that some 450,000 women never received their appointment, and in the latest update, Mr Hunt confirms that almost 270,000 women have now received appointments.

Mr Hunt also suggests that the NHS is on track to have the full schedule of screening completed by the end of October this year.

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Thousands of elderly patients waiting in A & E for more than a day

nhs care in crisis

Recent reports have found that thousands of elderly patients are waiting in A & E for more than a day. According to data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), almost 15,000 patients aged 75 and over are reportedly waiting in Accident and Emergency for longer than 24 hours, which is totally unacceptable in our view.

Whilst we appreciate that the NHS is stretched in terms of funding and resources, we cannot allow elderly and vulnerable patients to not be receiving the care they desperately need in time.

A few hours could be the difference between life and death; a whole day to be waiting for care is simply too long.

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No, medical negligence victims should not have to settle for an apology

No, medical negligence victims should not have to settle for an apology. Unbelievably, this idea was recently floated around, and we are speechless that such a notion has been suggested.

With many medical negligence victims having to endure tough legal battles for justice, all the while suffering with injuries and complications that have been caused by medical negligence itself, the idea that they should settle for an apology is nonsense.

Medical negligence victims must never lose their right to justice.

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Hospital bed crisis a ticking time-bomb

The almost continual cases of a hospital bed crisis is a ticking time-bomb in terms of medical negligence compensation claims.

Although we can all appreciate the struggles that our hard-working NHS is facing in light of underfunding and a lack of resources, when we face preventable issues like an almost cyclical hospital bed crisis, patients can suffer. When patients do suffer, they may have no alternative but to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation to get their life back on track.

The need to claim when it’s a preventable issue that has caused suffering and / or complications means that any hospital bed crisis is a ticking time-bomb, and given they are regular in winter months, something needs to give.

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Inquiry called for over-prescribing drugs

full drug history

An inquiry has been called for over-prescribing drugs which is said to be a growing problem here in the UK where we may be at risk of following in the footsteps of our American cousins who are said to be in somewhat of an “epidemic” for certain prescription drugs like opioids.

Experts are reportedly calling for a “Chilcot style” enquiry off the back of doctors apparently issuing too many prescription drugs that are leading to deaths.

Tens of thousands of people are thought to die each year as a result of an over-prescription of drugs as doctors may be relying too heavily on their use to treat patients.

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Ambulance misfuelling incidents putting lives at risk

Ambulance ‘misfuelling’ incidents are said to be putting lives at risk, with campaigners saying misfuelling incidents are threatening patient safety.

According to reports gleaned from a Telegraph Freedom of Information request, there have been more than 750 incidents of “misfuelling” with ambulances since 2012, which can put ambulances out of action for weeks at a time in some cases.

As a result of the issue, some NHS Trusts are said to be trialling alerts to prevent misfuelling incidents occurring.

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Hundreds may have died in NHS breast cancer screening scandal

nhs breast cancer screening scandal

The Injury Lawyers are investigating the breaking news that hundreds of women may have died in an NHS breast cancer screening scandal.

Women aged between 68 and 71 who were supposed to have received a letter inviting them for lifesaving breast cancer screening never received their invitations because of an IT glitch that happened in 2009.

The glitch was discovered in January this year, and the government believes that as many as 270 people have died as a result of not having breast cancer screening, and these deaths may be linked to the glitch.
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NHS may be heading for a summer crisis after the recent winter dilemma

the nhs may be heading for a summer crisis!

According to experts, the NHS may be heading for a summer crisis after the recent winter crisis that has seen the healthcare sector stretched to dangerous levels.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has reportedly claimed that the performance of the NHS in the coming summer months is set to be as bad as it was over winter, where the NHS was faced with increasingly high levels of admissions.

If the NHS is set for a summer crisis, patients’ health – and lives – may well be at risk.
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Overworked care home staff linked to increased patient abuse

care home patient abuse on the rise

Overworked care home staff problems have been linked to increased levels of patient abuse, according to recent studies into abuse taking place, and staff feeling “burnout” in the job.

According to the results of the studies, neglect and abuse can be more common in care homes where staff are struggling to cope with increasing demands.

With staff from almost 100 care homes – around 15,000 employees in total – responding to requests for data, only one care home apparently reported not seeing or partaking in abuse whatsoever. This data, when cross-referenced with data on how staff are coping in their roles, shows a concerning – but perhaps rather obvious – trend.
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Millions at risk of dementia from drugs

Millions at risk of dementia from drugs

According to a recent study, millions of people are at risk of dementia from drugs used to treat conditions like depression, incontinence and Parkinson’s disease. The study findings indicate that...

Published on the 21/06/2018


Breast cancer screening scandal update sent to parliament

Breast cancer screening scandal update sent to parliament

A statement with a breast cancer screening scandal update has been sent to parliament by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, last week. It’s understood that some 450,000 women never received their app...

Published on the 14/06/2018


Thousands of elderly patients waiting in A & E for more than a day

Thousands of elderly patients waiting in A & E for more than a day

Recent reports have found that thousands of elderly patients are waiting in A & E for more than a day. According to data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), almost 15,000 patients aged 75 ...

Published on the 07/06/2018


No, medical negligence victims should not have to settle for an apology

No, medical negligence victims should not have to settle for an apology

No, medical negligence victims should not have to settle for an apology. Unbelievably, this idea was recently floated around, and we are speechless that such a notion has been suggest...

Published on the 31/05/2018


Hospital bed crisis a ticking time-bomb

Hospital bed crisis a ticking time-bomb

The almost continual cases of a hospital bed crisis is a ticking time-bomb in terms of med...

Published on the 24/05/2018


Inquiry called for over-prescribing drugs

Inquiry called for over-prescribing drugs

An inquiry has been called for over-prescribing drugs which is said to be a growing problem here in the UK where we may be at risk of following in the footsteps of our American cousins who are said to...

Published on the 17/05/2018


Ambulance misfuelling incidents putting lives at risk

Ambulance misfuelling incidents putting lives at risk

Ambulance 'misfuelling' incidents are said to be putting lives at risk, with campaigners saying misfuelling incidents are threatening patient safety. According to reports gleaned from a Telegraph F...

Published on the 10/05/2018


Hundreds may have died in NHS breast cancer screening scandal

Hundreds may have died in NHS breast cancer screening scandal

The Injury Lawyers are investigating the breaking news that hundreds of women may have died in an NHS breast cancer screening scandal. Women aged between 68 and 71 who were supposed to have receive...

Published on the 03/05/2018


NHS may be heading for a summer crisis after the recent winter dilemma

NHS may be heading for a summer crisis after the recent winter dilemma

According to experts, the NHS may be heading for a summer crisis after the recent winter crisis that has seen the healthcare sector stretched to dangerous levels. The British Medical Association (B...

Published on the 27/04/2018


Overworked care home staff linked to increased patient abuse

Overworked care home staff linked to increased patient abuse

Overworked care home staff problems have been linked to increased levels of patient abuse, according to recent studies into abuse taking place, and staff feeling "burnout" in the job. According to ...

Published on the 19/04/2018


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