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Record Levels of NHS Patients Waiting For Treatment

The NHS currently has 6 million patients that are waiting to start routine hospital treatment. This is the highest amount of people that are waiting since records began. Sky news has recently reported the figures noting that there is a worrying 12-hour waiting time in A & E in some areas.   It is highly…

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Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Makes “Catalogue of Failings”

Recently reported in the press is the story of Ben Condon, who was born on the 17th of February 2015 at Southmead Hospital Bristol. He was born prematurely, at 29 weeks, weighing under 3lb.   Ben remained at Southmead Hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit for six weeks ahead of going home. Unfortunately, Ben…

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Ongoing Problems Facing St. George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Previously, an Independent External Mortality Review, commissioned by NHS Improvement, took place at St. George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.   In doing so, the review led by Michael Lewis investigated cases of 202 patients who underwent heart surgery prior to passing away between 2013 and 2018. Shockingly, the review published in March 2020 found…

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Young Woman Suffers Fourth-Degree Perineal Tear, Requiring A Colostomy Bag

Kayleigh Adams, 25, was a former triathlete representing Great Britain and was extremely active before she suffered this injury.   During the delivery of her first child in 2017, Kayleigh suffered a fourth degree perineal tear following a forceps delivery. After giving birth to her son, Kayleigh was rushed into theatre because of the extent…

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Team of the Month – September 2021: Staff Q&A

September’s team of the month is our Upper Floor Administration team.     September’s team of the month is one of our crazy, and colourful Administration teams. The team are located on the top floor of our main Princes House office, and if you hadn’t seen them, you will have definitely heard them! The teams…

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Concerns Over Waiting Lists at GPs and A&E in Wales

The current pandemic has resulted in an overstretched NHS that is struggling to keep up with routine patients.   A further delay has been seen by patients being referred by their GPs. This has been noted by the watchdog as a ‘crisis of access’. BBC News reports that people are now suffering with long delays…

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Woman Dies Of Liver Cancer After 5 Month GP Consultation Wait

Jessica Brady, 27, died of liver cancer after waiting 5 months for an in-person GP appointment after calling local surgery more than 20 times.   She attended multiple virtual appointments that all failed to identify her tumour before she died. Jessica first contacted her doctors in the summer of 2020 after experiencing abdominal pain. She…

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The Importance Of Your ET1 Form And Why Legal Advice Is Recommended

Approaching an Employment Tribunal can be daunting. The majority of claimants who are undergoing an employment claim will be doing so for the first time.   Before you can make a claim to the Employment Tribunal, you must go through the ACAS Early Conciliation Process.  Early Conciliation is a compulsory initial step when wishing to…

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Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

Gynaecological Cancer effects over 21,000 women in the UK each year, which is why it is so important to raise awareness of the symptoms for early diagnosis, prevention strategies and the way in which it can be treated.   Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal and Vulval cancer all fall under the umbrella of Gynaecological cancer, as…

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