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Tom Barnes interviewed for BBC

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Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust suspended following an independent review

Written by Lizzy Bellamy on 5 September 2023

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery is a neurosurgical procedure used to treat movement disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other neurological conditions. Read On

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NHS England launches an Independent Review into the Maternity Services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Written by Kirsten Walker on 18 July 2023

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust was fined £800,000 after pleading guilty to two charges related to the death of an infant, baby Wynter Andrews on 15 September 2019. More than 100 families have had similar experiences. Following significant concerns regarding the quality and safety of the maternity services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the complaints raised by local families, NHS England made the decision to establish an independent review. Read On

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Hospitals to Suspend Gas and Air for Mothers in Labour Following Safety Concerns

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Strike action brings increased risk of claims against the NHS

Written by Richard Stanford on 27 February 2023

The ongoing strikes of nurses, ambulance workers and now junior doctors could bring a tidal wave of medical negligence claims against the NHS. Delays in treatment resulting in serious harm is likely to provide patients or their families grounds for action. Read On

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Hospitals Sending Patients to Hotels due to Social Care Crisis

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24 hours in A&E

Written by Tom Barnes on 17 October 2022

Despite what I do for a living, I have the greatest respect for the NHS and its staff. They mostly do an exceptional job. Indeed, a number of my own family are clinical staff within the NHS. They accept that when the NHS makes mistakes then it is only proper that victims are compensated.  A bit like the Medical Experts who we use in cases. They are not pro-Claimant, they just recognise that the only real way to drive up standards in the NHS is to recognise mistakes. Read On

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Review of Maternity Services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

Written by Adam Lloyd on 4 April 2022

The long-awaited final report of Ms Donna Ockenden, Senior Midwife was published earlier this week, on 30 March 2022.  This report follows on from Ms Ockenden’s previous report published in December 2020. Read On

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GPs to be insured by Government?

Written by Tom Barnes on 5 February 2019

It is probably little known to most that General Practitioners (GPs) do not have insurance to treat you. Instead, GPs are required to be a member of a “Defence Union”, which provides discretionary indemnity arrangements in the case of a negligence claim.  Read On

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Sepsis and Antibiotic Treatment