NHS must say when you have been harmed

The National Health Service (NHS) Constitution has been amended to take in the new duty to notify patients (or their families) when there has been a “safety incident” resulting in death or harm. This duty applies equally to child and adult patients. The revised Constitution, dated 27 July 2015, states: “You must be told about … Read more

Supreme Court rules on benefits for disabled children in hospital

The Supreme Court has ruled that the human rights of three-year-old Cameron Mathieson were violated when the Department for Work and Pensions took away his disability living allowance (DLA) benefit after he had been in hospital for 84 days. Cameron had cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, among other medical conditions. In July 2010, aged … Read more