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Case of note: ZZZ v. Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (High Court, 26 June 2019 – Garnham J.)

ZZZ v. Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A young woman (referred to as XXX) was a rear seat passenger in a car which was involved in a road traffic collision at 09.17 on 27 October 2011. She was wearing a lap seat belt but …

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Case of note: Hooper v. Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Central London County Court 15 February 2019 – Judge Baucher)

Causation in stroke case Factual summary Mr Hooper, a self-employed businessman aged 50, felt unwell at work on 18 July 2011. He was taken home by a colleague and his wife called an ambulance. He was admitted to Basildon Hospital at 13.04. The attending doctor …

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Practitioner performance assessments and a review of our professional support and remediation service

Assessment service When organisations have concerns about individual doctors, dentists or pharmacists, our assessment service can help to clarify and understand their performance and to provide a developmental and sound basis upon which to bring the case towards a resolution. Following a review of our …

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Clinical negligence numbers steady, but rising costs remain a concern

Our Annual report and accounts 2018/19 published today shows the number of clinical negligence claims has remained relatively steady, despite rising activity in the NHS. Overall, claims are falling as a proportion of the number of treatment episodes. However the report highlights the concern around …

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New guidance calls on NHS to embed a learning and just culture to support staff, patients and carers

Challenging the NHS’ workplace culture is key to improving patient safety says NHS Resolution in their latest guidance. Being fair: supporting a just and learning culture for staff and patients following incidents in the NHS highlights the need for the NHS to involve users of …

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