Many patients receive excellent care from the NHS, but mistakes can be made.
Another critical component of the organization’s mission statement is the ongoing work of its staff to enhance the quality of care and minimize errors. While many patients receive excellent care, mistakes are often made. In anticipation of this, the organization has set-aside funds to cover related expenses.
Can I sue the NHS for misdiagnosis?
This is a common question we are asked, misdiagnosis can and does happen and sometimes this is due to and can be proved as negligence.
Medical misdiagnosis a common form of clinical negligence and covers a wide range of topics. Misdiagnosis usually manifests itself in two ways.
1. Completely undiagnosed – a doctor or specialist fails to spot and identify the issue at hand.
2. Incorrect diagnosis. For example misreading the signs of cancer.
NHS neglect & being held accountable
Neglectful medics, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers must be held accountable for their actions. Reprimanding those who provide inadequate, irresponsible care can help ensure the overall quality of healthcare increases. When one patient is prevented from receiving inferior healthcare, it makes the environment better for all patients.
The National Health Service has set-aside nearly eight million pounds to cover malpractice claims through 2020. Officials say that amount is about one percent of the organization’s budget. Patients file these claims when they did not receive appropriate treatment. These includes cases where medical intervention hampered healing processes, and caused additional pain and injury. Known as medical accidents, they cause more post-care problems than the patient experienced before care was provided. These are situations in which the patients did not request the intervention, are not at fault for procedures performed, and should receive compensation for damages incurred. The damages can be physical injury, extreme emotional turmoil, and death. Often, these claims can provide patients with the respect, funding, and resolutions necessary to move forward.
Workers in the National Health Service are bounded by the organization’s constitution. It defines the legal responsibilities and rights of staff members, the organization itself, and those who utilize its services. In addition, it defines non-binding pledges that relate to various key facets of its operations.
The organization’s core principles are based on those developed by its founders on July 5, 1948. They are grounded in the assumption that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, regardless of income. The initial three principles focused on the ability for services to meet the needs of everyone, the services are provided free at their point of delivery, and that they are based on need, rather than the ability to pay.
In July 2000, several modifications were added to the organization’s fundamental mission. They include the ability to provide a full range of services, and that these services are adapted to the individual needs of each patient and her or his family. Another critical element is the ability to respond to the diverse needs of the country’s population. Other components focus on supporting and valuing staff members, keeping people healthy and reducing health inequalities, respecting patient confidentiality, collaborating with others to ensure the best services are provided to patients, and using public funding designated to healthcare solely for patient care. Additionally, the organization should provide access to information about treatments, performance, and services.
- Suing the NHS
- Claiming for NHS Negligence
- NHS Negligence Compensation
- Medical Negligence Claims
- Medical Negligence Compensation
- Medical Clinical Malpractice Claims
- Medical Accidents and Injuries Compensation
- National Health Service in the UK (NHS Negligence)
- What Is Clinical Negligence or Medical Malpractice?
- How Do I Make an Effective Complaint About Clinical Negligence?
- Failure to Monitor Treatment Accordingly
- Negligence in Patient Treatment Follow Up
- Mistreatment of Difficult Birth
- Complications With Induced Labour
- Medical Negligence and C-Sections
- Can I Sue My Hospital for Negligence?
- Childbirth Trauma and Labour Malpractice
- Errors in Anaesthesia
- Foreign Object Left in Patient
- Wrong Site Surgery
- Unintentional Laceration or Perforation
- Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis of Serious Medical Conditions
- Untimely Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease
- Delay in Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis of Heart Attack
- Late or Misdiagnosis of Stroke
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Delay in Cancer Diagnosis
- Failure to Timely Diagnose Appendicitis
- Delay in Diagnosing Internal Trauma Injury
- Failure to Recognise DVT and Pulmonary Embolism
- Misdiagnosis or Late Diagnosis of Diabetes
- C Section Errors & Failures