NHS Healthcare Assistants Relied on to Perform Nurses’ Duties

A survey by Public Service Union, Unison, has identified that almost two thirds of Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) employed by the NHS are performing duties ordinarily carried out by nurses. HCAs are becoming more relied upon to...

Mental Health – Five Year Forward View

We are now some way into the timeframe of the government’s  "Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, a £1bn plan to improve mental health care by 2021" and one of the areas under close scrutiny is the treatment of chil...

£700,000 obtained for Mrs T following catalogue of errors

Ben Ward, a medical negligence specialist at Ashtons Legal, has obtained a £700,000 settlement for Mrs T following medical failings which have had permanent consequences and resulted in several years of unnecessary treatment....

£55,000 for Norfolk man who suffered delayed diagnosis of a post-operative haematoma

Ben Ward, a medical injury specialist at Ashtons Legal, has obtained a settlement for Mr S after his straightforward spinal surgical procedure was followed by complications which were not immediately diagnosed, leading to fur...