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Medical law brief
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 26 2012

The final stage of the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill has now passed


S v (1) J (2) S (3) G 2009 LTLPI 9.12.2009
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2010

Claimant developed pain, numbness, swelling and bruising in his arm following a blood test performed by a healthcare assistant at his GP surgery


GB v Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2009 LTLPI 7.1.2010
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2010

Claimant was referred to breast clinic at Defendant hospital by GP


O v The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2009

The Claimant, aged 38 years, attended the Defendant’s hospital to undergo osteotomy to the fourth and fifth metatarsals of her foot to relieve discomfort and clawing


D (deceased) v Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

Deceased (82 years old) was admitted to the Defendant hospital for treatment of leg ulcers


Davison v Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

Claimant went absent without leave from a psychiatric unit at the Defendant Trust's hospital where he had been admitted as a voluntary patient


The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) Regulations 2009
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

From 01.10.09, the statutory period of ten years for storage of embryos and gametes can be extended in certain circumstances, with appropriate consent of the gamete providers and written permission of a registered medical practitioner, up to a total period of 55 years


Report: Reducing healthcare associated infections in hospitals in England
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

A report published by the National Audit Office on 12th June 2009 states that the Department of Health successfully met its target to reduce MRSA bloodstream infections by 50 by 2008 as well as making progress in reducing Clostridium difficile infections


Generic medicines: consultation paper recommending new powers for pharmacies to replace branded drugs
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2010

The Department of Health proposes introducing generic substitution in primary care


Mr F and Mrs F v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

Claimants brought claims as secondary victims of Defendant Trust’s negligent treatment of their 10-year-old daughter’s (X) medical condition