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UK web-based primary care services are being suspended by the national regulator

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has recently suspended and warned a number of healthcare service providers after discovering that the providers were endangering patients with sub-par service. The primary issues involved failures to confirm patient identities before prescribing medications, not connecting with patients’ usual GPs, among other things. One provider did not spend sufficient time assessing patients before making a diagnosis, with some patient questionnaires taking only Read

All You Need to Know about Hair Damage – and How to Claim Compensation

It’s a situation nobody wants to be in: you’ve gone to the hairdresser or barber and find out that he or she has made a serious mistake, possibly with serious consequences. We’re not just talking about a cut or upgrade that didn’t quite give you the look you were hoping for; we’re talking about serious damage to your hair and the possible emotional turmoil that follows it. Hair damage is

Prescription Drugs & Alcohol: Know the Dangers

According to the Health Survey for England, almost 50 per cent of adults in the UK take prescription drugs on a regular basis, and so it is perhaps no surprise that fatal overdoses involving prescription medications are on the rise. Medicines such as opiates (codeine), anti-depressants, stimulants and sedatives are widely prescribed by doctors for the treatment of common conditions such as arthritis, depression, and chronic pain, and as such,