Misdiagnosis of breast cancer

Misdiagnosis of breast cancer

Women in Harlow and across the UK may be interested in learning some of the particulars involved in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. If a patient has noticed any changes to their breasts, it may be prudent to see a physician. The process of diagnosing and treating breast cancer will ....

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Hospital care inadequate for mental health patients

When someone has a friend or relative in an Essex hospital, it is expected for them to be provided with the best possible standard of care. However, a report into the treatment of UK mental health patients has revealed that those in hospital psychiatric wards are more likely to die unnecessarily t....

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Duty of care in mental health following patient suicide

Essex, much like the rest of the United Kingdom, keeps a close eye on the state of their local NHS services. Mental health care is an area often neglected, and unfortunately, that can extend to the practice of the professionals employed therein. Putting an individual on suicide watch means that the ....

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What a patient needs to know about clinical negligence

Formerly called medical negligence, clinical negligence is the court process a patient must follow in order to seek financial compensation from their medical attendants. It is important to note that, if a claimant is successful in proving negligence, any recompense will be purely financial. Proof mu....

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Investigation launched into dental practice

A dentist has been suspended and a police investigation launched after claims that a doctor endangered the lives of his patients by flouting safety standards. The Nottinghamshire dentist was suspended for 18 months after he was filmed by a whistleblower, allegedly failing to maintain health and safe....

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Hospital staff reduce serious incidents through simulation course

A hospital team who reduced the number of serious incidents that happened in the Emergency Department by creating a simulation course has been named as a finalist in the 2014 NHS Innovation Awards. The team developed the course, which was implemented in January 2013, in order to address the proble....

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Inappropriate cancer patient care forces hospital to apologise

An NHS trust has sent letters of apology to cancer patients who were harmed due to the care they received from a consultant surgeon. The trust suspended the urologist in December 2013 prior to an investigation that found that 27 patients who were being treated for bladder or prostate cancer had been....

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Family awarded 5-figure sum after lawsuit

The family of an 86-year-old great-grandmother who fell when a student nurse was trying to help her to the toilet have been awarded compensation for the hospital's failure to exhibit due care. The family was awarded a five-figure sum by the NHS Trust to compensate for their loss. While in the c....

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