A new National Framework for Continuing Health Care (CHC) and other NHS funding for health and social care services came into effect on 1 October 2018.
Recent research by the BBC found that 1 in 8 patients experience delays in handover by ambulance crews on arrival to hospital, with many patients then waiting in corridors or in extreme cases being turned away.
Whilst the causes of delays may be outside of the hands of staff, the effects cannot be ignored. For patients with relatively minor injuries delays are understandably frustrating, but for patients with time sensitive conditions any delay in being seen by a doctor can be catastrophic. In patients with signs of stroke, sepsis or cardiac complaints a delay could result in a poor outcome, significantly prolonged recovery period or even death.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we act for clients or their families where serious injuries or death have been caused by delays in diagnosis or treatment of medical emergencies. If you, or someone you know, would like to know more about the services we provide, and how we have successfully brought claims against hospitals where there has been a delay in diagnosis of a medical condition, whatever the cause, then please contact us. We are happy to talk to you on a free no obligation basis.
If you require any further information or wish to speak to any of our team, please contact Christopher Frankling or call 0121 200 3242.
A recent review has brought into question the position regarding donations made by for-profit subsidiary companies to their parent charities.
Government has confirmed it will take forward the ban on use of combustible materials on external walls of high-rise residential buildings, hospitals, care homes and student accommodation above 18m.
The Pensions Ombudsman has introduced fixed awards for distress and inconvenience (or “non-financial injustice”) caused by maladministration in the management of pension schemes.
Dominic Curran becomes head of charities at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
Partner and Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department, Rankeshwar Batta, has been listed in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for both his personal injury and clinical negligence work.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that where a TUPE transfer has taken place, subsequent changes to employees’ terms and conditions may not be invalid...
Sadly, neonatal deaths and injuries in the UK remain at a high level. The inquiry underway at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust only serves to highlight that sometimes errors are made.
The Health and Social Care team are delighted to have been nominated as finalists for the LaingBuisson Independent Legal Advisor award.
The Government has now published its “no deal notice” for public procurement.
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