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10 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Are patients who receive cosmetic surgery adequately protected?

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Cosmetic surgery is as popular as ever, 28,315 patients went “under the knife” in 2017 according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). But are all the new untested techniques, societal pressures, and ever increasing patient expectations a cocktail for potential disaster?

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4 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is cosmetic surgery being trivialised by celebrity culture?

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As cosmetic surgery becomes a topic of everyday conversation, highly popular shows like Love Island and The Only Way is Essex have been criticised for popularising and trivialising cosmetic surgery. It is common place to see advertisements on the TV and celebrities discussing the latest procedures, but is this trivialising what are complex and potentially risky procedures?

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28 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Will the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) replace doctors in London hospitals?

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A scary thought, and one that could become a reality. Or is it something to feel positive about? Ben Lees takes a look at the pros and cons of AI-run hospitals.

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7 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Botox with your shopping? – Superdrug is setting a potentially dangerous precedent

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In an interesting turn of events, the high street cosmetic store Superdrug has announced that they are going to be offering a new ‘Skin Renew Service’ in some stores. Concerns have been raised about the safety and oversight of such treatments.

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5 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Once again, frontline staff are blamed for institutional failings in the NHS – it has to stop

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As a leaked, and now published, report reveals how a hospital’s internal politics and culture put the lives of patients in jeopardy, Ben Lees highlights the importance of proper oversight and the need for the NHS to learn from its mistakes.

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Grandfather brings dental negligence claim with the help of Royds Withy King after dentist drops metal file down his throat

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A Penzance grandfather has spoken of his terror after a small serrated dental file fell into his mouth and lodged in his throat during routine root canal surgery.

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15 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is male cosmetic surgery on the rise?

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Cosmetic surgery has been popular with women for a long time, however the topic has generally been a taboo subject among men. But, as more men seek out cosmetic surgery treatments, could this all be about to change?

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11 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

3 things you need to know about the UK cosmetic surgery industry

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Is the cosmetic industry as safe as you are led to believe? Ben Lees explores the findings of the report published by the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, and what you need to know about the UK cosmetic surgery industry…

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1 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Know the facts: the dangers of common cosmetic procedures

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London is a hub of cosmetic procedures and often at the cutting edge of new techniques. But is this growing industry as safe as some might want you to believe?

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5 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Study suggests NHS catastrophe looms for post-Brexit Britain

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Leading up to the EU referendum, the NHS was used by both sides of the debate to gain political leverage. The certainties of what will come to pass are still unclear, but as the country takes stock, a number of new studies are revealing an alarming truth; that the NHS is heading towards a potentially catastrophic shortfall in nursing.

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The world’s changed, but has its view on disabilities?

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In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that the 3rd of December would be known as the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This year, it coincides with the UK Disability History Month, which is running from 22 November to 22 December.

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25 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

5 concerning mistakes London hospitals keep making

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In 2015, as many as 1 in 3 London hospital trusts saw patients suffering because of incidents that should never be allowed to happen. These incidents are officially referred to as ‘Never Events’ and are labelled as mistakes that should not occur under any circumstances.

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