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  1. Content Article
    Key conclusions include: The Belfast Trust should have intervened earlier, but failed to do so. Systems and processes in place to assure the public about patient safety prior to November 2016 failed. The effect of numerous failures ensured problems were missed for many years and opportunities to intervene were lost. Failures not confined to Belfast Trust - information was contained in silos with communications between different organisations and management levels poor and inadequate.
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    A hospital trust is investigating after a patient was incorrectly diagnosed and treated for Alzheimer's disease for seven years. Alex Preston, from Anstey, Leicestershire, was 54 at the time and said the diagnosis completely destroyed his life and made him feel suicidal. Mr Preston said he was having problems concentrating at work in 2014. "The doctor thought I had low mood and anxiety," he said. Mr Preston, now 62, was sent to the Bradgate Mental Health Unit where he underwent a series of tests and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. "That's when my life was completely
  3. Content Article
    Case submission When submitting a case, the following information is required. Title (please provide an appropriate title for the case). Patient Description (describe the patient [as much as you would in a case summary] at the time of the event of interest) Nature of Error (the nature of the error and any relevant events or contributing factors) Impacts/Effects (describe the impact of the error on the patient and state whether the patient was harmed or required increased level of care, even if only temporarily) How Error was Recognised (if not noted above,
  4. Content Article
    In the report the Coroner states her main concerns as follows: The inquest heard that there were significant delays in patients being seen in secondary care for gynaecological referrals from GPs. The inquest was told that these delays had now increased. In November 2020 the wait time for an appointment was 1 month for an urgent appointment and 4 months for a routine appointment. The wait times now in Tameside for gynaecology were 8 months for a routine appointment and 4 months for urgent appointments. The increase in wait times reflected a national picture the inquest was told and refl
  5. Content Article
    The authors of the study conducted surveys and interviews with patients and clinicians between April and July 2021. The majority of patients were from the UK and had inflammatory arthritis or lupus. The study found the following: Patients and clinicians rated telemedicine as worse than face-to-face consultations in almost all categories, although >60% found it more convenient. 93% of clinicians and 86% of patients rated telemedicine as worse than face-to-face for assessment accuracy. Building trusting medical relationships was a great concern. Telemedicine was perc
  6. News Article
    Trusts are carrying out harm reviews after a ‘contamination issue’ affecting hundreds of samples resulted in some staff and patients being wrongly told they had coronavirus, HSJ can reveal. The error happened in mid-October and involved swabs from five trusts in the South East region, which were being processed by the NHS-run Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services. HSJ understands it is thought that around 100 people across several trusts were given false positive results, and subsequently tested negative. The trusts involved are the Royal Surrey Foundation Trust, Frimley Healt
  7. Content Article
    Key messages Most Americans will experience a diagnostic error at least once in their lifetime. Patient deaths due to these errors are estimated at 40,000 to 80,000 per year. Diagnostic errors and other inefficiencies cost the U.S. economy $750 billion each year.
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