“RCN describe state of community nursing as lamentable” Medical Negligence a worry, say Asons Solicitors

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This week the Manchester Evening News has reported on the Royal College of Nursing’s assertion, that the state of community nursing is “Lamentable.” With the number of district nurses falling by over 40% in the last decade, worries regarding medical negligence are beginning to surface.

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Medical Negligence Claims are an on-going issue; community based health services are often the first port of call and inadequate resources may mean that patients do not receive the care they deserve.

This week the Manchester Evening News has reported on the Royal College of Nursing’s assertion, that the state of community nursing is “Lamentable.” (1) With the number of district nurses falling by over 40% in the last decade, worries regarding medical negligence are beginning to surface.

In the article “Nursing chief: 'Lamentable' community service 'failing people who deserve so much more'” (dated 24/05/2013) it is asserted that district nurses simply won’t be able to keep on giving the increasingly complex care required of them.

Peter Carter, RCN chief executive and general secretary, made the following statement (1)–

“With this huge reduction in the numbers of district nurses, while at the same time the massive growth in the population and more and more people with complex conditions, I have to say unfortunately we really are failing people who deserve so much more.”

As reported in the Manchester Evening News, one area of the health service struggling puts pressure on other areas, such as the already overstretched emergency services (1).

Michael Scott, Chairman of the NHS Confederation’s Community Health Services Forum, elaborated on this (1)-

“Across England, patients are clear that they want more and better care provided in their local communities and in their own homes.

"If we get community health care right, patients may not need to attend A&E or be admitted to an acute hospital in the first place.”

As stated within the article, medical professionals are being forced to do more with less (1). In a bid to save money and become more efficient, medical judgements are being rushed and mistakes are being made. These mistakes are considered to be avoidable instances of medical negligence.

Asons Executive, Laura Williams, commented on the article –

Medical Negligence Claims are an on-going issue; community based health services are often the first port of call and inadequate resources may mean that patients do not receive the care they deserve.

"The number of district nurses is falling, leaving those continuing in or entering the profession under pressure. More needs to be done to look at resolving these issues; improving the situation for both health care professionals and their patients."

In the event that you consider yourself to have been subject to medical negligence, you must seek legal advice as quickly as possible. Taking action can prevent the same situation from reoccurring, helping others to avoid injury in future.

If you, or someone you know, have suffered as a result of medical negligence then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Asons Solicitors deal with medical negligence claims on a regular basis, you can contact them on: 0844 850 1062 or you can fill out their claim form at http://www.asons.co.uk

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(1)    manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/nursing-chief-lamentable-community-service-4006496

About Asons Solicitors:

Asons Solicitors is a Bolton-based law practice that specialises in personal injury and industrial disease claims. Founded by brothers Imran Akram and Kamran Akram, Asons Solicitors has developed to become a young and dynamic law firm that delivers practical solutions to clients in times of difficulty. Their continued focus on their staff has seen them awarded with the Investors in People “Gold Award”; which is reflected in the professional and personable approach they take in working with clients. They strive to grow and to develop, and their supportiveness and attention to detail ensures that their clients use them time and again.

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Email: info@asons.co.uk
Website: http://www.asons.co.uk

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