Category: Clinical Negligence

UK sunbed owners could face claims for damages

UK sunbed owners could face claims for damages

UK SUNBED owners could find themselves facing claims for damages following a landmark case in Australia. Jay Allen, 35, regularly used sunbeds over a four-year period at two Fitness First centres. He was later...

Does it matter who gets blamed for medical negligence?

Does it matter who gets blamed for medical negligence?

Patients are understood to have taken advice about making medical negligence claims against an NHS hospital, after minor operations by a private provider prompted complaints.

NHS NICE Report Danger Levels

NHS staff ratio guidelines fail to set a dangerlevel

New guidelines on NHS staffing levels have been criticised for failing to indicate a minimum nurse-to-patient ratio for high-quality care. The guidance, issued in July by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), is designed to flag-up dangerously low staff numbers in relation to patient need.