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At long last - government to start cracking down on dodgy cosmetic surgeons
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 26 2016

In a long overdue but very welcome development for patients of cosmetic surgery, the government is finally taking steps to tighten regulation


When tooth whitening is beyond the pale
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 23 2016

The tooth whitening industry continues to grow in the UK, thanks in part to celebrity culture. As a result, targeting and eradicating practitioners


Settlement of wrongful birth claim against East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2016

The clinical negligence team at Penningtons Manches has settled a claim against East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust for the mismanagement of a


Regulatory and Professional Discipline Blog
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2016

The background to this case is set out in a previous blog by my colleague, Tessa Nejranowski. This can be accessed here. In Brief, the Appellant was


Spotlight on elderly care: NHS 'dementia atlas' reveals inconsistency in standard of care across England
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2016

A recently published Department of Health 'dementia atlas' tool has revealed a shocking postcode lottery in the care of those with dementia in


Settlement of claim against Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust for failure to counsel a mother about delivery risks for second child
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2016

The clinical negligence team at Penningtons Manches has settled a claim against an NHS trust for the failure to counsel a patient about the risks of


Bringing a Claim for Cerebral Palsy: The “Older” Claimant
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

In my last blog, I talked about some of the tell-tale signs for birth related hypoxic brain injury and what might trigger an investigation into the


Claim settled for delayed diagnosis of subdural haemorrhage
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2016

Penningtons Manches has settled a claim against an NHS trust for a delayed diagnosis of subdural haemorrhage leading to death. The deceased was a 75


Failure to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy can be a potentially life-threatening error
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2016

A gynaecologist working as a locum at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital was struck off after he made a potentially life-threatening error by failing to


Case Update: High Court remits case back to the General Dental Council’s Professional Conduct Committee to reconsider whether the erasure sanction imposed was proportionate
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2016

This was a statutory appeal to the High Court in relation to a decision of the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) of the General Dental Council