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Britain's Growing Health Inequality

Malcolm Underhill
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How Where You Live Can Affect Your Chances Of Effective Treatment When it comes to receiving healthcare, we take for granted that regardless of where you live in the UK, you will receive the same standard of care. Sadly, a new report has shown this is not...

Getting Compensation For Female Genital Mutilation

Malcolm Underhill
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a scourge in the UK and one where its victims live in shame and secrecy.  In 2017/18, figures show that FGM was listed in 1,960 social work assessments by councils, double that of the previous year. Leethen...

Understanding the Impact of a Concussion Following a Head Injury

Malcolm Underhill
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Concussion is often associated with blows to the head suffered in sports, but the potential causes are far broader.  Falls, assaults, being hit by a moving object, motor vehicle accidents, and falling from a bicycle are just some of the many factors...

Brain Injury Awareness Week 2019

Malcolm Underhill
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May is a big month for Headway, the brain injury association. The 20th May 2019 marks the start of Brain Injury Week , an annual campaign to raise awareness of brain injury in the UK; and during this period, on 24th May 2019, Headway will be...

Almost Half of Bowel Mesh Operations Were Unnecessary, NHS Trust Admits

Malcolm Underhill
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Nearly half of patients who had an artificial mesh surgically implanted into their pelvic floor at a Bristol hospital should have been offered an alternative treatment, North Bristol NHS Trust has revealed . The NHS trust has informed 57 patients who...

Why Victims of Childhood Sex Abuse May Bury Memories For Years or Even Decades

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Transcript of the video: I  am interested to hear from your experience of what people say to you, what devices people use to keep it within themselves so that they don't have to confront - either by talking to others or just even within...

Compensation For the Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Malcolm Underhill
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For victims of medical negligence, the costs can extend far beyond money.  Some may have the length of their life significantly shortened, or be left with life-long disability; but what happens when a medical error causes loss of fertility in a young...

What did Hillingdon Council know about Levi Bellfield?

Malcolm Underhill
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( Image attribution .) Levi Bellfield is the notorious killer, known for the murders of Amelie Delgrange, Marshall McDonnell, the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy and the murder of Milly Dowler. Those crimes did not take place in the London Borough of...

Are Hospital Delays Putting Patients at Risk?

Malcolm Underhill
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Whether you need emergency care, an outpatient procedure or treatment such as chemotherapy for cancer, getting the right medical care at the right time is often critical to protecting a patient’s health and achieving the best long-term outcome. Any...

NHS Admits Wrong Metal Plates Used to Fix Bone Fractures

Malcolm Underhill
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The wrong type of metal plates were surgically implanted into a number of patients to treat broken bones, the NHS has admitted. Patients at an unnamed NHS trust were found to have been given flexible plates meant for reconstruction rather than rigid...

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