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

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

News article published on: 15th October 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 […]

NHS Receptionists Have a Duty of Care Supreme Court Rules

News article published on: 15th October 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 […]

Questions to be Answered Over Infected Blood Scandal

News article published on: 10th October 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 […]

Compensation for Negligence in Maternity Cases

News article published on: 26th September 2018

According to the UK’s National Audit Office, the cost to the NHS of medical negligence compensation is currently sitting at £4.4 billion. Around half of the compensation paid was for negligence during maternity care, with compensation for brain damaged babies often coming to sums of £20 million. The NHS – What can go wrong for […]

Ambulance Delays: The Shameful Truth

News article published on: 26th September 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 […]

Shrewsbury Baby Scandal: Stephanie Prior Speaks to LBC

News article published on: 24th September 2018

A review into the deaths and injuries of babies at the NHS maternity unit at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital is now looking into more than 100 cases. The inquiry, which was ordered by the then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in 2017 was originally asked to examine the deaths of 23 mothers and babies. It […]

Stephanie Prior speaks to Radio Sputnik about the Gosport Inquiry

News article published on: 25th June 2018

Stephanie Prior spoke to Radio Sputnik on Friday 22 June about the Gosport Inquiry and the events which took place at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital two decades ago. Stephanie, who is head of medical negligence at Osbornes explained how the regular use of an opium drug was responsible for shortening the lives of 456 […]

Gosport Inquiry – Stephanie Prior Speaks to Sky News

News article published on: 21st June 2018

Following the revelations by the James Jones inquiry into the death of hundreds of patient at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1988 and 2000, there has been widespread condemnation of the failure to intervene by authorities. The report revealed that complaints and concerns dating back to 2003 were raised concerning patient care and the […]

Stephanie Prior Speaks to LBC About The Dr Jane Barton Report

News article published on: 19th June 2018

The latest scandal facing the NHS is the case of now retired Doctor Jane Barton, who on her watch between 1988-2000, at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth, signed the death certificates of 833 patients. A report commissioned by the Gosport Panel will reveal its findings on Wednesday 20th June. The accusation is that […]

The NHS, Computers and Breast Cancer

News article published on: 8th May 2018

According to reporting from the BBC, as the consequence of a computer error, nearly half a million women in England have missed screenings for breast cancer. It is understood that the Government knew about the issue as early as January 2018 but waited until now to tell Parliament. Breast cancer and screening statistics Around 1 […]

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