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Jun 13, 2016

Did the Junior Doctors Strike Lead to a Reduction of the Quality of Care Provided by the NHS?

Earlier this year 75% of junior Doctors voted in favour of walking out of their jobs and taking strike action. A question at the forefront of many people’s minds will be: Did the junior Doctors’ strikes mean that the quality of the NHS treatment deteriorated? Many officials believe that this is a definite possibility. Patients […]

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Bullying of Staff in Liverpool-based NHS Trust

An investigation of the Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust uncovered some shocking findings. Since 2011, there is mounting evidence of medical failure throughout the Trust. This is more than likely due to the oppressive culture of the Liverpool based trust. During the investigation, one patient revealed that his lung cancer had not been detected by […]

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Jul 05, 2015

Seven-day NHS: What does it really mean for you?

With David Cameron promising that England will “become the first country in the world to deliver a truly seven-day NHS” by 2020, what does that mean for us and is it really achievable? Let’s look at why there is need for a seven-day NHS. First of all, if you are admitted to hospital over the […]

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When does ”˜Never’ not mean ”˜Never? “Never Events” and the NHS

At a time when the NHS is facing challenges with more Government funding cuts and an ageing population, public support for this great institution is running high. Yet with 308 “never events” taking place in England between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015, more still needs to be done to prevent them. What is […]

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Apr 30, 2015

Bowel cancer “travesty” criticised

A SHOCK poll has revealed that 79 percent of people in the North West have called for better healthcare services for cancer patients. The independent consumer survey found that four out of every five people questioned felt vulnerable cancer patients deserve improved care. The news comes after Beating Bowel Cancer revealed that thousands of people […]

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Northwest Solicitor slams ’frightening trend’ in A&E delays

A&E delays are costing lives. That’s the view of almost three in four people across the northwest according to an independent consumer survey this week. Only 27 percent of people questioned felt assured lives were not at stake. The findings come after recent reports that delays facing A&E patients have plunged to their worst levels […]

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Nov 18, 2014

A&E at breaking point — Colchester General Hospital

On the 15 November 2014 the interim executive board of the Colchester general hospital declared a ‘major incident’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   The Hospital is keeping what it means by ‘major incident’ to itself for the time being. Its uncertain whether it was linked to the inspection by the […]

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Government recruit additional A&E Doctors and to provide extra funds due to NHS crisis

It has recently been announced by Jeremy Hunt MP, Health Secretary that the NHS is recruiting an extra 260 Doctors in an effort to bolster the demand of accident and emergency units in England, especially in the lead up to winter. There will also be an emphasis on recruiting senior Doctors were needed.   Research […]

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Nov 12, 2014

Doctors and Charities say NHS ’at breaking point’

A group of medical organisations and health charities have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister, leader of the opposition and Deputy Prime Minister, warning that the NHS is at breaking point. The group confirmed that even though the health care budget was maintained in these times of austerity. The NHS has not seen […]

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Oct 22, 2014

Fifth of law firms admit to substandard service

The Solicitors Regulation authority (SRA) conducted an Independent research study which formed part of the SRA’s ‘training for tomorrow’ programme into the training systems in law firms. This study revealed that the training systems used by law firms into ongoing professional development is ‘well integrated into the process of being and working as a Solicitor’. […]

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