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Disruption of Treatment during the Covid-19...

Posted in Medical Negligence on 3rd Jul 2020
Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 12 March 2020. As a result the UK declared a lockdown on 23 March 2020. A lot of things had to change, including the medical care for those patients who had Covid-19 and those who did not. The NHS did its best to ensure that plans were in place to protect all patients. There is no doubt that the NHS has done a great job and we must all fully appreciate the work done and sacrifices made to save lives during these difficult times. The pandemic was real and required serious...

GPs’ evolving standard of care during an...

Posted in Medical Negligence on 30th Jun 2020
This blog looks at the standard of care patients can expect from their primary care providers as England and Wales opens up after the Covid-19 crisis We all understand that during the Covid-19 crisis, primary care services were under great strain. GPs were dealing with an influx of extremely sick patients, suffering from an unknown and potentially deadly disease. NHS Guidance encouraged GPs to close their practices to most face to face visit, arrange remote appointments, and to avoid, where possible, referring patients to secondary care services. In...

Covid-19: Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment...

Posted in Medical Negligence on 26th Jun 2020
When Covid-19 came into the spotlight in March 2020, life changed for all of us. Despite the difficulties, at Specters we have maintained our focus and dedication to helping those who are in need of legal advice and guidance. The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating. The NHS had the unenviable task of having to put in place measures that enabled them to be prepared for the influx of patients, the specialist care they required, the threat of cross contamination from patient to patient and many other things in a very short period of time with little...
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