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Staffing Concerns for paediatric units

The workforce survey published by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health on 16 August has found that more than 1 in 4 general paediatric posts at senior trainee level are vacant, consultants are stepping in to provide unplanned cover in addition to their own role, more than half of...

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Consistency needed in treatment of Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital heart disease affects up to 9 in every 1,000 babies born in the UK and varies in type and severity. Problems can include a “hole in the heart”, narrowing of the aorta and transposition of the great arteries. Treatment provisions are dealt with in a small number of specialist...

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Investigations begin into paediatric intensive care unit infection cases

Child fatality from blood poisoning Public Health England (PHE) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are investigating 15 cases of blood poisoning (septicaemia) caused by a bacteria known as Bacillus cereus. The babies are in neonatal intensive care units at a number of hospitals in the South...

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Children’s Heart Surgery Concerns

On a day when an NHS Review into concerns regarding children’s heart surgery at The Leeds General Infirmary has concluded that the specialist unit at Leeds is safe but has provided patients with poor care, parents whose children have died under the care of the United Bristol Healthcare Trust expressed...

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Clinical Negligence team to support Together for Short Lives

Children’s Palliative Care Conference Clarke Willmott are proud to be supporting the national Charity Together for Short Lives  by exhibiting at their annual children’s palliative care conference which is to take place in Birmingham on 18 March 2014. Chris Thorne, Partner, will be attending the Conference. TFSL is the leading UK...

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