NHS negligence claims rise by 20 per cent in just one year – Telegraph

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This article by Telegraph health correspondent is strongly recommended. Check it out!

NHS negligence claims rise by 20 per cent in just one year – Telegraph.

David Cameron’s government will be severely embarrassed by this latest crisis which happened on his watch.

The UK is seeing an explosion of medical negligence claims against the National Health Service (NHS) and now a serious part of the NHS’ budget goes on settling negligence claims. This is a disgrace. Angry patients have turned to the growing army of lawyers prepared to fight their case on a contingency basis (no win no fee). Traditionally the British have been slow to complain and are far less litigious than in the US, for example, but it seems that British people have had enough of austerity and are increasingly prepared to fight for their rights.

With lawyers projecting enormous growth in medical negligence claims in the UK, surely it is time for radical action?

The NHS has long been regarded as being a bureaucratic monster,grossly inefficient with poor patient handling skills but deterioration has reached melt-down proportions on David Cameron‘s watch.

Is it time to start looking at replacing the UK’s NHS with a better health service?

Any thoughts?

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