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The team at Hospital Negligence has handled the full spectrum of cases of avoidable patient injury and regularly see the devastating impact poor care has on lives. In this article Sally Leonards, an experienced medical negligence lawyer, discusses some of the issues she feels need to be addressed. There are some issues that
Northern NHS trusts cleanest in country, new public opinion survey reveals A new survey conducted by HospitalNegligence.co.uk has revealed that people in the north are more satisfied with the public health service than those in the south and Midlands. More than 1,000 respondents were asked to rank
New survey data highlights public concern over NHS staffing levels New data from a survey conducted by HospitalNegligence.co.uk has suggested that the public is well aware of the staffing issues currently facing the NHS. When asked to choose their number one concern about the health service, staff
Our infographic details the many different pressures that nurses in the UK currently face. Created using quotes from various nurses we have interviewed, the infographic looks at the impact staff shortages, paperwork overload and time restrictions are having on the ability of nurses to deliver the care their patients require.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Essex Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the 14 NHS trusts currently being investigated. The hospital was highlighted following the inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust. The investigation revealed abov
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust In the aftermath of the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, 14 hospitals were highlighted as systematically failing their patients. One of these is East Lancashire NHS Trust. It is thought that 20,000 patients died needlessly due to severe staff shortages, s
North Cumbria University Hospitals North Cumbria University Hospitals have death rates which are “worryingly high” according to the Dr Foster Research Unit Grading Scale. The hospital has been put under scrutiny following the investigation into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust. Since
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust The investigation launched after the scandal at Mid Staffordshire Hospital has found that United Lincolnshire Hospital is one of 14 other trusts that have also had ‘higher than average’ mortality rates in recent years. A team of investigators have studied
What the Nurses Say There has been much talk of an NHS nursing crisis in the UK. In our 'What the Nurses Say' series, HospitalNegligence.co.uk has asked nurses for their opinions on the following three issues they currently face. Click on the list below to be taken to the area in question: Staffin
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Blackpool Victoria Hospital is also a subject of an inquiry into failings in the treatment of patients. It is only one of a number of hospitals in the UK which have been highlighted for having higher than average mortality rates and poor patient sat
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust In February 2013 a further nine NHS trusts were identified as being in need of investigation following the Mid Staffordshire scandal. Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust was one of the bodies highlighted due to having a higher death rate than expected for two c
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Essex Colchester General Hospital is one of the 14 hospitals being investigated for serious failings in the way it treats its patients, particularly in regards to mortality rates, waiting times and the care of patients, especially the elderly. C
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Following the initial investigation conducted by the Healthcare Commission into alarming death rates at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, public enquiries and full scale investigations have revealed that more and more hospitals are failing t
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust After the scandal surrounding Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, a further 13 hospitals across the UK have also been found to have higher than expected mortality rates, including Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs two hospitals: King'
Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Kent Medway NHS Foundation Trust in Kent is being investigated after figures revealed higher than average death rates, poor care and neglect across the wards. Since the original scandal at the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust broke, a full scale inquiry has been conducted w
The scandal at Stafford Hospital sent shockwaves through the NHS after an estimated 400 to 1,200 patients died needlessly between January 2005 and March 2009. In the ensuing fall-out 14 other hospital trusts were named as being under investigation due to their abnormally high death rates.
The Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Midlands Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of 14 hospital trusts in the UK which is being investigated following high mortality rates and low efficiency scores. The investigation has blamed low staffing levels, vast amounts of pressure and a t