Dylan Cope: Boy died of sepsis after doctors missed GP note

Dylan Cope: Boy died of sepsis after doctors missed GP note

A nine-year-old boy died from sepsis after doctors and nurses missed a “significant” GP note, an inquest heard. Dylan Cope, from Newport was taken to the Grange Hospital in Cwmbran on 6 December 2022 after his GP advised, “query appendicitis”, but this note was not read. The senior doctor on shift that night said GP … Read more

Junior doctors talks need ‘time and space’, says Victoria Atkins

Junior doctors talks need ‘time and space’, says Victoria Atkins

Recounting her own experience of giving birth to her first child, Ms Atkins said she had had “amazing care” but before the birth had been put on a ward with mothers who had had “very, very traumatic experiences”. “Seeing other mums in a great deal of distress, it was quite frightening actually,” she said. The … Read more

Protect children from smacking in England and Northern Ireland, say doctors

Protect children from smacking in England and Northern Ireland, say doctors

Joanna Barrett, associate head of policy at the NSPCC, said: “All children deserve the same protection from assault as adults. Yet in England and Northern Ireland, children continue to be exposed to a legal loophole that can undermine their basic right to protection under the guise of ‘reasonable chastisement’. Source link