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Missing urgent referrals

  • Published: Tuesday December 7, 2021
  • Category: Covid-Delay
  • Tags: delay-cancer-diagnosis,

As reported by the METRO, the National Audit Office (NAO) estimated that in England there were between 240,000 and 740,000 ‘missing’ urgent GP referrals for suspected cancer during the Covid-19 Pandemic and up to September 2021. The NAO also states there were between 7.6 million and 9.1 million ‘missing’ referrals for elective care over the …

How much compensation will I get?

  • Published: Tuesday November 30, 2021
  • Category: Claims Support
  • Tags: compensation,

When awards of compensation are made, generally, it is an offer made up of 2 separate parts: General Damages: Put simply, general damages are a general assessment made by the courts for the overall pain and suffering you or your loved one has been through because of the injury suffered. These assessments are based on …

Ambulance delays continue to put patients at undue risk

  • Published: Thursday November 18, 2021
  • Category: Default
  • Tags: Ambulance-delays,

As reported by the Independent, Ambulance delays continue to put patients at undue risk. It is estimated that approximately 12,000 patients a year could be suffering severe harm as a result of Ambulance delays and long waits outside Accident & Emergency. It is estimated that 1 in 10 patients could suffer severe harm, such as …

Medical abortions and sepsis

  • Published: Wednesday November 10, 2021
  • Category: Default
  • Tags: sepsis-death,

As reported by itv news, a woman died as a result of sepsis, signs of which had been missed by numerous health professionals during a 3-week period following an abortion. At inquest it was found that she had died of natural causes contributed to by neglect with Louise Rae, Coroner for Blackpool, noting there had …

Why can’t I see my GP?

  • Published: Wednesday November 3, 2021
  • Category: GP
  • Tags: GP-appointment,

Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic getting a GP appointment could be frustrating but with a little perseverance at 8am usually a face to face appointment could be obtained the same day and non urgent appointments could be arranged within a week or two.  During the height of the pandemic patients appreciated that this couldn’t …

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