December 2012 Archive

Revalidation for doctors

Clinical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman considers the GMC's ‘revalidation’; a five-yearly check to ensure that all doctors are fit to practise - a welcome introduction after recent press stories.

Hospitals struggling through lack of beds

A recent report suggests that many hospitals are routinely running at over 90% occupancy rates all year round. Hospital bed shortages can lead to operations being postponed; would you have any legal recourse if your condition got worse because the hospital couldn't accommodate you?

Insurance claims continue to cause concern

We regularly receive instructions relating to insurance claims where insurers have tried to decline cover outright or reject specific claims. This afflicts businesses and private individuals alike and we have recently advised on a number of household contents claims resulting from fire, theft and flood, health insurance and critical illness claims, as well as other insurance-related issues.
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