Category: Technology

MHRA takes action over Steril Milano sterilisation problem

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The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) has recently been forced to respond to reportedly fraudulent activity at Steril Milano, a medical company that provides sterilisation services to many medical device manufacturers. Although it is an Italian-based company, it serves manufacturers who provide products in the UK, which is why the UK regulator saw fit to take action.

In 2021, Steril Milano was acquired by Ionisos and it then became the subject of suspicion over alleged fraudulent activity. When this was identified, the company’s certification was withdrawn, which means that products which were already sterilised by this point could, potentially, not have been processed correctly.

According to the MHRA, the safety risks are believed to be low, but the regulator is nevertheless obliged to review the issue and mitigate any potential problems as much as possible.

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Claiming compensation for an MRI scan error

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You could be entitled to claim compensation for an MRI scan error if there has been an incident of this nature that has affected you.

MRI scans are designed to be highly effective at identifying a wide range of problems, but they don’t always go to plan. There can be several ways in which a patient may suffer when something goes wrong with the overall process of having an MRI scan. If this has happened to you, you could be entitled to make a claim for medical negligence compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Here’s how we may be able to help you and when you may be eligible to make a legal case.

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Breast cancer screening compensation

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You can find out if you’re eligible for breast cancer screening compensation today by contacting our team. We offer No Win, No Fee representation.

You may recall the horrifying discovery of the breast cancer screening “cover-up” from last May. We’ve launched legal action over this particular issue, although we can help you claim as well if you have been the victim of an incident involving breast screening.

The breast cancer screening compensation action is just one of the legal actions we’re helping people claim for right now. You may be able to claim as well.

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Free prescription changes announced


In a bid to save some £265m a year, there are set to be free prescription changes to stamp out abuse of the system.

The aim of the changes are to tackle fraudulent free prescriptions that could be wasting millions in valuable resources. From patients not entitled to free prescriptions, to some pharmacists and dentists receiving payments for phantom procedures, it’s an issue that needs resolving.

As the NHS continues to struggle with underfunding, a lack of resources and staff shortages, we can’t have any avoidable waste in the system.

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Poor systems lead to medical negligence cases

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Poor systems can lead to instances of medical negligence cases. With the NHS still in the midst of funding problems, they’re being left behind.

Technology is great. It has helped industries to become far more efficient, and this includes the NHS. However, the continual funding “crisis” as some have labelled it is starting to cause problems. As a result of a lack of funding and investment, the NHS is getting left behind. Their systems and technology is outdated, and this is causing problems.

Ultimately, there’s a risk of medical negligence cases that arise out of the lack of up-to-date systems and tech.

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The £175 genetic “Angelina Jolie” cancer test is the perfect example of prevention over treatment

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Offering the £175 genetic “Angelina Jolie” cancer test to patients is the perfect example of how prevention over treatment can really save lives.

As we practically say in almost every single article we write, we’re aware that the NHS does not have a bottomless pit of money, and funding and resources are both a real problem right now. But, studies have confirmed that offering the cancer test that was made famous when Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, helped to raise awareness of a “faulty gene” linked with breast and ovarian cancer, is said to be cost effective.

This is the perfect example of how prevention over treatment should always be the primary focus.

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NHS accused of breast cancer scandal “cover up”

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The NHS has been accused of a breast cancer scandal “cover up” following revelations that almost half a million women aged between 68 and 71 in the UK did not receive their invitation for breast cancer screening as a result of a computer glitch.

75-year-old old Patricia Minchin did not receive her invitation for breast cancer screening, reportedly because of the error, and the cancer has since spread.

Ms Minchin has accused the NHS of a “cover up” in a scandal that has reportedly seen as many as 270 women die, possibly as a direct result of not receiving their invitations because of the glitch.

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The worrying trend of data breaches will not help the NHS funding situation

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Data breaches are practically the new norm, and with healthcare sector breaches at the top of the pile, we have a lot of reasons to be worried as a nation relying on a public-funded healthcare system.

For the private healthcare systems like they have in the U.S., the liability and the costs can fall on a private organisation or their insurance. In the U.K., the taxpayer picks up the tab.

The increasing numbers of healthcare sector data breaches is not helping the NHS funding situation at all.
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