Ian Sturgess, a former advisor to the NHS and leading geriatrician, has taken to Twitter to warn that patients are being harmed by staying too long in hospitals, and suspects many may sue the NHS for the subsequent damage to their health.
A private member’s Bill sponsored by Karen Buck MP has received Royal Assent, and so passed into law. The new Act increases the rights of tenants to bring legal action against private and social landlords.
In the recent case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services, the Supreme Court has confirmed the existence of a duty of care to patients at A&E departments claiming illness or injury, even if they are not seen by a medical professional.
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