NHS Receptionists Have a Duty of Care Supreme Court Rules

Posted on October 15, 2018

Eight years ago, Michael Darnley then aged 26, was struck on the head in a random attack by an unknown assailant. His friend drove him to the Croydon University Hospital Accident and Emergency Department. He presented complaining of a head injury causing severe pain but was told by the Accident and Emergency receptionist that he would have a 5-hour wait…

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Changes to Legal Aid For Bereaved Families Are Necessary But Will They Happen?

Posted on October 15, 2018

The family of Police Constable Keith Palmer who was killed in the London Bridge terror attack, is calling for urgent changes to the Legal Aid system, after they had to secure pro bono representation for the inquest into his death. Their application for financial assistance had not been finalised by the Legal Aid Agency before the inquest started and is…

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Questions to be Answered Over Infected Blood Scandal

Posted on October 10, 2018

This article appeared in The Times Newspaper on 9th October 2018 The infected Blood Inquiry formally opens. Another inquiry that formally investigations a medical situation that was completely out of control for far too many years before any investigation was undertaken. As a consequence vulnerable individuals have suffered; many have died and their families have endured grief. It is hard…

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Ambulance Delays: The Shameful Truth

Posted on September 26, 2018

While it is no secret that the NHS is chronically understaffed and underfunded, it is becoming clear that regional ambulance services are also struggling to provide safe and timely care to those who are most critically ill. Olive Nutt Olive Nutt aged 92 became a victim of these service shortfalls, when the London Ambulance failed to correctly prioritise a call…

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