They never judge, they never give up, they make things work. A diabetic’s view of the care the nurses provide It is World Diabetes Day on Saturday 14 November 2020. As the number of people living with diabetes continues to rise across the World, governments and health providers must recognise the crucial role that Diabetes […]
Strokes can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. One in four of us will have a stroke in our lifetime, but most can be prevented. There are risk factors that increase our chances of suffering a stroke. It is important to understand our risk and the steps we can take to reduce it. World Stroke Day aims […]
The Court of Appeal has given its long-awaited judgment in the case of Swift v Carpenter which impacts on all Claimants who need to be re-housed due to disability caused by another’s negligence. How the Courts assess “accommodation purchase” claims has been in a state of flux since 2017 when the Government changed the discount […]
On World Cerebral Palsy Day 2020, Moore Barlow celebrate the achievements of those who live with this condition and continue to call for early intervention and support for those families affected by it. Read our cerebral palsy factsheet. As clinical negligence solicitors, we work closely with those affected by cerebral palsy when this has been […]
Moore Barlow are delighted to be supporting the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association (CESA) under their charity umbrella Cauda Equina Champions Charity (CECC) in the first ever National Awareness Day campaign on 1st October 2020. Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a little known but devastating condition that absolutely necessitates recognition on a national scale. CES is […]
The NHS is a fantastic institution, and we are all very much aware of the increased demand on its skill and resources which has been brought about by Covid-19. There is the need to treat people who are seriously ill with a previously unknown and not yet wholly understood disease, while working out the safety […]
This summary outlines the new indemnity schemes and clinical negligence cases handled by NHS Resolution. It includes the new measures undertaken in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The full report can be viewed here: NHS Resolution annual report and accounts 2019/20 which details the performance and future plans of the NHS. New indemnity schemes 2019/2020 […]
Last week saw the publication of “First Do No Harm”, a review led by former junior health Minister Baroness Julia Cumberlege, which explains the way our healthcare system responded to reports of harmful side effects from: hormone pregnancy tests the drug sodium valproate given during pregnancy and pelvic mesh implants. The review suggests a number […]
In anticipation of World Hypertension Day, it is important to raise awareness about blood pressure monitoring and health benefits. High blood pressure is something some of us unknowingly live with. It is something that can go unnoticed as there are usually no symptoms. So, getting one’s blood pressure checked regularly is important. This may be […]
As World Cerebral Palsy Day approaches on 6 October 2019, Moore Blatch support all those with cerebral palsy, and call for early intervention and support for those families affected by this condition which can have a wide range of impact. From our position as clinical negligence solicitors, we work with those affected by cerebral palsy […]
All this week is Blood Pressure UK’s ‘Know Your Numbers! Week’ which is about raising awareness of the importance of blood pressure monitoring and health benefits. High blood pressure is something some of us unknowingly live with. It is something that can go unnoticed as there are usually no symptoms. So, getting your blood pressure […]
You may have seen coverage on BBC South this week regarding Open Sight Hampshire’s petition to make it mandatory for all children to have an eye test before starting school. Open Sight, Hampshire’s principal charity for the visually impaired, have explained the reasons for the petition as follows: “Shockingly, 12% of children in the UK […]
What is the definition of an orthopaedic injury? Put simply, an orthopaedic injury is any deformity/disorder/disease of the skeleton (bones) or its connecting structures, such as muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments. What are the levels of orthopedic injury? There are varying levels of injury to your bones from very serious to minor: Fractures Spinal deformities […]
You may recall last year there were serious incidents reported regarding cervical and breast cancer screening programmes, when thousands of women were found not to have been sent invitations.
Last week I blogged about the government’s newly announced Long Term Plan for NHS England which was introduced earlier this month.
It is a relief to hear the ongoing Brexit saga has not entirely consumed all of the civil service’s time these last two years. This month, the government launched the NHS long-term plan to much fanfare.
It is World Diabetes Day on Wednesday 14 November 2018. Sadly Type 2 Diabetes is widely considered to be amongst the most pressing concerns in the NHS as prevalence levels continue to increase dramatically.
The 11th October 2018 is World Sight Day (WSD), an annual day of awareness to focus attention on blindness and visual impairment.
Coming to terms with the fact that a doctor or hospital has been negligent in their treatment of you is often hard to deal with. Bringing a claim against the NHS, a GP or a private doctor can be a difficult decision for people and there is a misapprehension in the press that such claims […]
A new study carried out by the University College London performed between 2005 and 2014 analysed data of 5 million births.
It is no secret the NHS is in slipping deeper and deeper into financial crisis – more so now than ever before in its 70 year history.
The nation’s best loved institution. 70 years is a long time to endure at a time in this nation’s history of unprecedented and very rapid change. Conceived and introduced in the post-war era in recognition of sacrifices made, offering free health care to all. The country it serves has changed so much in that time: […]
MP’s reported today what many of us medical negligence specialists are all too acutely aware of – that NHS Trusts have a ‘prevailing attitude of defensiveness when things go wrong, and a reluctance to admit mistakes’.
The National Audit Office has today published its long-awaited report into why costs to the NHS associated with medical negligence cases continue to rise, despite several initiatives designed to lower them.
In these times of austerity when the NHS faces perhaps its greatest challenge yet trying to meet incessantly rising patient demand with dwindling financial and human resources it is tempting for patients (at least those who can afford it) to look to the private health sector for salvation.
Glaucoma is an ophthalmic disease which can affect and damage the optic nerve (connecting the eye to the brain). It can lead to permanent loss of vision if left undetected and untreated, and is the main cause of permanent blindness in the UK.
It was recently reported in the Sunday Times that the Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, an NHS body which plans health services for the London Borough, proposes to stop one of the most common NHS operations as part of cost-cutting measures. It reportedly blames rising demand from an ageing population. In future, it is suggested the […]
Loss of vision or visual impairment can be one of the most devastating and frightening things that can ever happen to you. The human eyes are an extraordinary organ. They make approximately 200,000 movements per day and are able to distinguish around 10 million colours. The impact of having this all taken away can be […]
This December I took part in a Christmas gift wrapping fundraising activity at Foyles Bookstore, Charing Cross branch, in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
When an individual successfully brings a personal injury or clinical negligence claim, they will typically be awarded a lump sum payment known as ‘damages’. The purpose of those damages is to put the injured person, as best as possible, back into the position they would have been had the accident or clinical negligence not occurred. […]
When you have suffered a serious injury that wasn’t your fault your world can be turned upside down. You may be thrown into an environment that isn’t familiar and this can be scary. Our blog post today goes through some of the key stages that we go through with you when bringing about a claim […]