Last week, the NHF published its final version of its new Code of Governance and made some important changes from the previous draft that will impact on those housing associations looking to adopt it.
The national study, Why Asthma still kills, involved a detailed examination of the circumstances surrounding 195 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2012. In total, the UK recorded 1,242 deaths from asthma during this year – meaning that we have some of the highest death rates in Europe.
The review found that 46% of deaths could have been avoided with better care and that there was “room for improvement” in the care received by 86% of those who died – statistics that the charity Asthma UK, which works hard to support the families of asthma sufferers, describes as “heart-breaking”.
The report calls for better monitoring and improved education for doctors, nurses, patients and carers and those involved in the report have warned that despite the challenges currently faced by the NHS there is a clear need “to prioritise asthma care in order to reduce deaths in the UK.”
Our team of clinical negligence specialists at Anthony Collins Solicitors have experience at handling cases that tragically involve deaths from asthma. We recognise and understand the issues that are involved with these cases and we are able to guide the families through the legal process with sensitivity and care. This can often involve helping families through an Inquest, as well as offering advice and assistance in relation to advancing a negligence claim.
For more information
If you would like to discuss a potential claim in confidence; or if you are concerned about ongoing aspects of asthma management then please contact Charlotte Measures, an Associate Solicitor in our clinical negligence team, on 0121 212 7878 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For part 1 in this series of short podcasts, Chris Lloyd-Smith interviews solicitor Puja Desai on how she has been coping during these unprecedented times.
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Anthony Collins Solicitors has supported Birmingham-based Complete Care Holdings in its acquisition of Amegreen Complex Homecare Ltd.
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