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24
May 2024

Section: Medical Negligence

Scientists make potential breakthrough in fight against breast cancer after preserving tissue in gel solution

Scientists say they have made a potentially “game-changing” breakthrough in breast cancer research following a discovery in how to preserve breast tissue outside the body for at least one week.   The study, funded by the Prevent Breast Cancer charity, found that tissue could be preserved in a gel solution, which will help scientists identify…

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24
May 2024

Section: Medical Negligence

Review scope into Nottingham maternity failings expanded

The scope of an investigation into maternity failings at Nottingham’s hospitals has been expanded.   Senior midwife Donna Ockenden is leading an investigation into how hundreds of babies died or were left injured in the care of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.   She said the inquiry, which is the largest in NHS history, would now…

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24
May 2024

Section: Medical Negligence

Leeds Trust to trial new AI breast cancer screening method to be rolled out on NHS

The prime minister will announce later this week that thousands of women will have their mammograms assessed by an AI ‘doctor’ in a real-time clinical trial aimed at improving early breast cancer detection.   Mr Sunak has hailed a collaboration between the NHS and Korean firm Lunit on using AI to improve the accuracy and…

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24
May 2024

Section: Medical Negligence

90 per cent of cervical cancer cases stopped by HPV vaccine

Latest figures for England show that by giving teenagers the HPV vaccine, cases of cervical cancer are reduced by 90 per cent, and scientists say that it works so well that this type of cancer could be eradicated in the near future.   The study shows the vaccine is most effective when offered to Year…

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24
May 2024

We Have Been Awarded The IIC Gold Accreditation For Our Customer Care!

We are delighted to announce that the firm has been awarded the prestigious Gold accreditation from Investor in Customers (IIC). This accolade represents the highest standard of customer experience excellence. Investor in Customers allows you to apply for a recognised accreditation for your customer experience. This is an industry-wide assessment which ranks businesses from Bronze…

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17
May 2024

Section: Medical Negligence

‘Significant issues’ with Cumbria maternity unit staffing

A new report has highlighted ‘significant issues’ with on-call staff available at a maternity unit.   The Midwifery Workforce Review, prepared for directors at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust, reveals there to be “insufficient staff” to cover the on-call rota at Helme Chase in Kendal.  According to the report, this has led to a…

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