If you have been let down during a medical procedure, or by unsatisfactory care, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Here at Tandem Law we feel it is important that clients understand who is responsible for your care and what can be done...Read more
In July last year, Tameside Hospital was placed in ‘special measures’ following a damning report into patient care. Seven months on, the hospital is said to be making exceptional progress after inspection body, Monitor, issued an updated report.
Last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) appointed David Prior as Chairman following a series of scandals that shook public trust in the NHS. In an article for The Telegraph, Mr Prior discusses his vision for the service and describes how...Read more
A new scheme will require nurses and midwives to undergo competency checks to certify whether they are fit to work.
The proposed scheme, called Revalidation, will take place every three years and...Read more
Following a successful three month pilot, the NHS is to move ahead with Care Connect, its patient feedback website. Tim Kelsey, the NHS director in charge of patients and information, has announced that the site, which is currently running in 20 NHS care trusts in London...Read more
According to a report issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), one in three GP practices in England is failing to meet basic standards, with two percent of those found to have “really, really serious” problems.
An article written in The Guardian by Steve Melton, chief executive of the Circle Partnership said “Firstly, transparency is not a cure…If poorly managed; it can lead to more cover ups… Secondly, patients rarely act like the empowered customers we need them to be.”
Hospitals that mislead or conceal information regarding medical negligence could lose their indemnity cover or be forced to pay compensation from their budget, under new proposals set out by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.
Under the current scheme...Read more
From April 2014, GPs will no longer have a minimum appointment time for their patients. Instead, offering what some class as ‘quickie appointments’, raising concerns that GPs will attempt to squeeze in too many appointments, leaving patients in a worse position.