Month: July 2018

Medical Negligence Solicitors – instruct a solicitor direct

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If you need to make a claim for medical negligence compensation, you should instruct Medical Solicitors directly.

But, what does this mean?

A number of the ‘big name firms’ you see out there, including those who advertise on the TV with famous faces touting their services, are actually not lawyers at all. Many are actually claims management companies, or claims advice services; essentially middlemen who pass the claims over to solicitors when you can simply go direct.

We advise that you should always approach Medical Negligence Solicitors, and there are good reasons as to why you should.

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Next generation of personalised cancer treatment on the horizon

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It’s understood that the next generation of personalised cancer treatment is on the horizon after recent study results showed increased survival rates for incurable cancers.

Scientists and medical professionals have been using personalised methods to target genes for hard-to-treat tumours, and the results are said to have worked wonders.

Personalised cancer treatment is already a method used by the NHS for cancer patients, but Oncologists are now calling for cancer patients to receive this “next generation” of sequencing so they can identify the drug best suited to their individual needs as soon as possible.

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NHS deficit 2018 doubled

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The NHS deficit 2018 is reportedly double the planned deficit, which is more grim news for the struggling health services.

The combined deficit was planned to be at £460m, but it has ended up being £960m instead; almost double the deficit that was accounted for.

There remains a massive gap between the services we’re demanding and the affordability in place to provide those services. The hardworking NHS staff we rely on to provide us care when we need it simply do not have the resources to properly help us, and we find ourselves warning the government again that they must resolve the NHS funding crisis to avoid harm to patients.

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Patients puts off as GPs being paid to prescribe statins

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Patients are being put off amidst concerns over GPs being paid to prescribe statins. The potentially life-saving medication that can lower cholesterol to avoid heart attacks and strokes is often scrutinised by patients over financial incentives GPs reportedly receive for handing them out.

There’s apparently a widely-held belief among Brits that the statins they’re given aren’t needed because of GPs being paid to prescribe statins.

Is this just a case of mistrust over GPs being paid to prescribe statins, or should patients be worried about what they’re GPs are telling them to do?

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Calls for inquiry into rising death rates in England and Wales

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There are calls for an inquiry into rising death rates in England and Wales. According to recent research, there has been an additional 20,000 deaths at the start of 2018 that have gone without explanation.

In the midst of what many are still calling an NHS crisis over funding and staffing issues, the news of rising death rates doesn’t bode well.

The authors of the research are asking for an urgent investigation to explain why there has been a rise in death rates at the start of this year. According to the research, there doesn’t appear to be an obvious explanation for the deaths.

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