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Thorneycroft News for October 2016

NHS Trust hospital rated ‘inadequate’ and placed into special measures

31st October 2016

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is the latest casualty of the CQC’s comprehensive inspection of its health and care services. The independent health regulator has placed the Trust into special measures after it’s inspectors found the effectiveness of some the services it provided were not safe or responsive enough and did not meet government guidelines.

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Thinking about Divorce?

31st October 2016

The decision to leave your spouse is rarely an easy one.  Whilst there are numerous reasons why relationships break down, the decision to dissolve a legally binding contract can be extremely upsetting emotionally and also financially damaging.  When the decision is finally made and you are ready to take the first steps to initiate divorce proceedings then there are some important factors for you to consider:

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£5 million fine for owners of Alton Towers after rollercoaster accident

24th October 2016

The owners of Alton Towers’, Merlin Attractions Operation Ltd,  have been in the press a lot over the last year after a collision on one of their rollercoaster caused 16 people to sustain serious injuries, some of which were life changing.

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Health Secretary announces new measures to reduce avoidable deaths in maternity units

24th October 2016

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced new measures to improve the safety of maternity care in the NHS. By putting an end to ‘blame culture’ and encouraging an ‘open and transparent culture’ he hopes to reduce the numbers of avoidable deaths occurring in NHS hospitals. These include:

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Bring £1 to work for Cherry May on Monday 31st October

17th October 2016

There are so many worthy causes out there to raise money for, but there is a recent story that is very close to home and close to our hearts. Every parent wants only for their children to be happy and healthy and sadly for one local couple, their world has been torn apart after their baby girl Cherry May Cookson, was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Neuroblastoma.

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Woman demands more after receiving £3.3 million in divorce settlement

17th October 2016

An ex-wife has returned to the courts to request more money from her ex as she feels she is unable to fund her lifestyle on the settlement she received.  The woman was married to the five times wed ex-husband for 10 years and has two children by him.

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New scheme for birth injuries to speed up compensation for families

17th October 2016

The government has introduced a new compensation scheme which intends to settle cases quickly to ease the emotional pain and financial pressure parents suffer after a baby sustains injury during or after birth. In 2015, the NHS spent more than £500m in pay outs over birth injuries caused by clinical negligence and the scheme hopes to speed up the process by which families receive financial support and maternity departments learn from the errors they made.

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Man awarded £17.5k dental negligence compensation after getting an infected jaw

13th October 2016

A man has been awarded £17.5k in an out of court settlement after dental work he received resulted in him getting  a nasty infection which caused his face and jaw to swell.  The successful claimant argued that the dental work he received, which included fitting a bridge to his upper jaw, was poorly planned and not carried out effectively.

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Tattoo or not tattoo?

13th October 2016

Would you turn away a decent job candidate because of their visible tattoo?

Your answer will probably depend on the industry you work in and the sort of role the candidate is applying for. But as more and more people choose to get themselves tattooed, the likelihood is that, in a pool of candidates, there will be body art of some description.

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And finally…

13th October 2016

Okay, so it’s Halloween. But with Christmas being just around the corner, it seems only right to spare a thought for hard-working elves.

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