Offers and vouchers for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic and beauty treatments are all around us. With TV programmes and magazines trivialising the risks of a wide range of these procedures, it may come as a surprise to many people that cosmetic procedures not involving surgery, such as fillers, lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) are … Continued
Recent figures have shown there to be a staggering 1,000 estimated unnecessary and avoidable deaths in NHS hospitals every month, which are being caused by negligent medical errors and failures to monitor patients properly.
In March 2012, David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England, issued a letter containing new deadlines by which retrospective claims for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (CHC) had to be submitted to the relevant Primary Care Trusts (PCT). In short, the clock has started to tick again in connection with care fees refunds for loved ones … Continued
Every year, the Alzheimer’s Society holds a Dementia Awareness Week. This year, it will take place in England, Northern Ireland and Wales from 20-26 May. Just before Christmas last year, a national campaign to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of dementia was launched by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow. In a press … Continued
The full consent of a patient is particularly important in relation to medical treatment, as performing a medical procedure without appropriate consent can leave medical staff open to potential claims from patients – and possibly criminal proceedings for battery. The law around it is complex, and particular problems arise when the patient is under eighteen … Continued