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28
Sep 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

CDC step up advice for pregnant women to have Covid vaccine, finding no increased miscarriage risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged all pregnant women to have the Covid-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the US see alarming numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus.   According to CDC data, expectant mothers run an increased risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from the…

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28
Sep 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Health watchdog warns patients still being jeopardised by troubled maternity wards

The NHS watchdog has warned that mothers and babies are at risk of injury and death because too many maternity wards have not improved in their care, despite a string of childbirth scandals.   In a highly critical report published recently, the Care Quality Commission expressed serious concern that lessons are not being learned and…

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28
Sep 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Government says overprescribing of medicines must stop

A report has warned that many patients in England are being prescribed unnecessary and even harmful treatments.   The review suggests 10 per cent of items dispensed by primary care services are inappropriate or could be changed to more appropriate treatment.   Around 15 per cent of people currently take five or more medicines a…

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28
Sep 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

New gene testing service means patients could avoid chemotherapy

Thousands of cancer patients in Wales will be able to live longer without having to endure chemotherapy treatment thanks to a new gene-testing service.   The new state-of-the-art system is being run by the Cymru Service for Genomic Oncology Diagnoses (CYSGODI).   Rhian White, head cancer genomics clinical scientist, said “Cancer is a disease of…

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28
Sep 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Elective surgery hubs planned for winter period

Northern Ireland Health minister Robin Swann has said elective surgery hubs are to be created to ensure planned operations will continue safely throughout the winter period.   Mr Swann said the sites would include Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast and the hospital and primary care complex in Omagh.   In addition, a workforce appeal will…

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28
Sep 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Welsh ambulances face unprecedented pressure due to Covid

The country’s health minister, Eluned Morgan, has said the Welsh ambulance service faces pressure like it has never seen before.   This news comes following the announcement that the service has asked for help from the military to drive its vehicles.   Ms Morgan added that calls have increased 20-30 per cent compared to the…

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