July 2013 Archive

Liverpool Care Pathway to be phased out

Clinical negligence lawyer, Jeanette Whyman, considers the recent review into the future of the Liverpool Care Pathway scheme, originally set up to introduce the high standards of hospice palliative care into hospitals. Although many hospitals have successfully been using this method of caring for the dying for a number of years, a recent review led by Rabbi Julia Neuberger has found widespread evidence of abuse of the system, much to the distress of the families of the affected patients.

Eleven hospitals enter special measures following Keogh Review

Clinical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman considers the publication of the Keogh Review on 16 July. This has provoked an extended session of mudslinging in Parliament as the blame for NHS failings was passed around the House of Commons like a game of pass the parcel - much to the delight of the attendant press. The review, led by Sir Bruce Keogh, into fourteen hospitals with higher than average mortality rates had been commissioned by the Government in the wake of the Stafford Hospital scandal and resulted in eleven of the fourteen being placed in ‘special measures’.

The future of the NHS in our hands

As the NHS turns 65, and as a potential £30bn funding gap over the next seven years is revealed, clinical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman considers its long term viability. Two recent reports, albeit unrelated, have highlighted the necessity of extracting the best value for money out of the NHS but without compromising the quality of care or the delivery of core NHS services.

Organising a sports event? Do your T&Cs protect you?

Sports events have recently seen an increase in property thefts leading to competitors calling for better security. Naturally, event organisers are concerned about the extent of their liability for thefts of this nature. After all, regardless of what security steps are taken, can event organisers ever eliminate the risk of theft being committed by third parties?
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