A&E doctor who failed to diagnose 75-year-old woman’s fatal sepsis and lied to ‘cover up’ the error is struck off

A&E doctor who failed to diagnose 75-year-old woman’s fatal sepsis and lied to ‘cover up’ the error is struck off

An A&E doctor who failed to diagnose a 75-year-old woman’s sepsis – and later tried to ‘cover up’ his mistake after she died – has been struck off. Dr Allen Demanya wrongly diagnosed the patient with an infection on her digestive system just hours before she died from sepsis, a tribunal heard. When the woman … Read more

DR MAX PEMBERTON: You want your GP to take you seriously? Here’s my advice…

DR MAX PEMBERTON: You want your GP to take you seriously? Here’s my advice…

With Christmas around the corner and reports the NHS is already stretched to breaking point, it’s easy to feel that a medical issue can ‘just wait’ until after the festive break, or to accept it when a healthcare professional gives you the brush-off — even though deep in your gut, you know something is wrong. … Read more

Breakthrough in sepsis treatment as new blood test can rapidly identify the ‘silent killer’

Breakthrough in sepsis treatment as new blood test can rapidly identify the ‘silent killer’

Sepsis kills around 48,000 people a year in the UK alone It occurs when an infection causes the immune system to attack the body itself The new test could provide a diagnosis in just 45 minutes  By Victoria Allen Published: 22:04 GMT, 17 December 2023 | Updated: 08:12 GMT, 18 December 2023 A blood test … Read more

Patients with existing health issues are at a higher risk of sepsis, researchers say

Patients with existing health issues are at a higher risk of sepsis, researchers say

Extensive antibiotic exposure or learning disabilities also increases the danger The latest research into the illness is led by team at University of Manchester   By Gemma Parry Published: 01:27 GMT, 24 November 2023 | Updated: 01:36 GMT, 24 November 2023 Being poor or having a pre-existing health condition raises the risk of sepsis, researchers said … Read more

‘TOXIC’ NHS sees competing clinicians and lack of empathy put patients at risk while sexual harassment of female employees is rife, health ombudsman claims

‘TOXIC’ NHS sees competing clinicians and lack of empathy put patients at risk while sexual harassment of female employees is rife, health ombudsman claims

Competing clinicians and a lack of empathy in the NHS put patients at risk while sexual harassment of female employees is rife, a health ombudsman has claimed. Rob Behrens, the ombudsman investigating complaints regarding the NHS, has warned the quality of care in some hospitals was undermined by the ‘hierarchical and high-handed attitude of clinicians’, … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Father in Oregon was left fighting for his life in hospital after Ozempic caused stomach paralysis – as data show 51 US deaths are linked to drug

EXCLUSIVE: Father in Oregon was left fighting for his life in hospital after Ozempic caused stomach paralysis – as data show 51 US deaths are linked to drug

A Vietnam veteran and father-of-two was left fighting for his life after using the blockbuster weight loss drug Ozempic. Wilson ‘Bo’ Muhlheim, 79, from Eugene, Oregon, was prescribed the medication a year ago to help manage his type 2 diabetes.  But he has since suffered a blocked intestine twice — where a mass stops food … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: British aid worker, 54, held captive by Taliban for nine months in Afghanistan before he was released reveals the horrific conditions he endured and how he only kept sane by thinking of ‘all the places I’d been with my family’

EXCLUSIVE: British aid worker, 54, held captive by Taliban for nine months in Afghanistan before he was released reveals the horrific conditions he endured and how he only kept sane by thinking of ‘all the places I’d been with my family’

From a nearby cell, Kevin Cornwell heard the unerasable screams of a fellow prisoner being tortured with electrodes by Taliban captors. Though he escaped this fate, Mr Cornwell’s own predicament was only marginally less bleak. For one thing his health was deteriorating rapidly. The 54-year-old humanitarian worker from Middlesbrough was denied access to basic medicine, … Read more

My baby was born without an anus: Mother’s horror at son’s defect which left her fearing he was dying

My baby was born without an anus: Mother’s horror at son’s defect which left her fearing he was dying

A mother was left ‘petrified’ her baby would die after he was born without an anus. Vickie Thompson, from West Sussex, was over the moon after she gave birth to her son, Charlie, on August 12, 2022.  But just 10 hours later the 36-year-old was unable to wake him up.  There had been no signs … Read more

Man is awarded just £20,000 after his penis was chopped off during botched circumcision

Man is awarded just £20,000 after his penis was chopped off during botched circumcision

Man is awarded just £20,000 after his penis was chopped off during botched circumcision Unnamed victim reportedly lost roughly 90 per cent of his penis during the op Surgeons botched the procedure and he waited 10 hours for reattachment By David Averre Published: 14:29 BST, 19 September 2023 | Updated: 18:15 BST, 19 September 2023 … Read more

GMB host Kate Garraway reveals Derek Draper had a ‘nasty infection’ this week in latest health scare for husband left fighting for his life after Covid and sepsis battle

GMB host Kate Garraway reveals Derek Draper had a ‘nasty infection’ this week in latest health scare for husband left fighting for his life after Covid and sepsis battle

MARCH  2020 Kate revealed she and Prince Charles had got ‘relatively close’ at the Prince’s Trust Awards on March 11 – Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-March.   She said: ‘Around the 29/30 March, I came home came in and said [to Derek] ‘god you look ill.’ ‘He said he had a headache, numbness in his right hand, … Read more