Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Our Devon team would like to wish all our clients a very Happy Christmas and a very healthy New Year For further information, or a free no obligation chat, contact: James Wickett on 01271 533747 07498 226643 LinkedIn Email – James OR Kirrin Snell on 01271 533577 LinkedIn Email – Kirrin

Concerns over delays in treatment and diagnosis in North Devon NHS

Our specialist medical negligence team in North Devon has recently received an increase in enquiries from patients who are concerned about the delays they have received in diagnosis and treatment from their local GP and at North Devon District Hospital.  We understand that delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic were unavoidable, but It is extremely […]

NHS Wales waiting lists

Another disappointing report has emerged today that estimates half a million people in Wales are waiting for NHS treatment and it is unlikely that the backlog will be cleared within the next 5 years. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56842562 Currently there is also an increase in people waiting for diagnostic testing. Both a delay in diagnosis and a delay […]

Delay in treatment

Today, the BBC has reported that around 4.7 million people are waiting for routine operations and procedures in England and nearly 388,0000 have been waiting more than a year for surgery. We understand that delays due to Covid-19 are unavoidable, but It is very concerning that so many people are experiencing a delay in their […]

Devon out-of-hours GP service rated inadequate.

BBC News today reported that Devon’s out-of-hours GP service has been rated “inadequate” and has been put into special measures by the health watchdog.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-56419026 It is reported that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) originally raised concerns in an inspection carried out in July 2020. A further inspection was carried out in December but the […]

Cancer doesn’t stop for Covid – The forgotten victims of Coronavirus.

We live in incredibly sad times where the outbreak of coronavirus has led to the loss of thousands of lives. The focus has been on lives lost by those who have contracted the virus but little attention has been paid to the indirect impact on other significant health conditions such as cancer. A recent UK […]

Clinical negligence claims – what do I need to prove?

A clinical negligence claim is simply a claim for compensation, otherwise known as damages, for injuries suffered as a result of substandard care given to a patient.  It is important to understand that the word clinical (in the context of clinical negligence) doesn’t just cover medical treatment given by a GP or by doctors in […]