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26 Oct, 2018
October Issue 2018
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New Case Briefing: Supreme Court finds that receptionists at A&E departments owe a tortious duty of care to patients not to provide inaccurate/ misleading information regarding waiting times...
28 Sep, 2018
September Issue 2018
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Hong Kong court decision – a baby’s negligence claim against the Hospital Authority for fail-ing to inform her mother at the time of the pregnancy of a chromosomal defect of the baby and the risk of the baby suffering associated disabilities was barred and not permitted.
31 Aug, 2018
August Issue 2018
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Antibiotic-resistant superbugs found on train handrails of the Mass Transit Railway
in Hong Kong – In further news about antimicrobial resistance in Hong Kong, a team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong found the train handrails of the Mass Transit Railway (“MTR”) in Hong Kong dispersing superbugs with antibiotic-resistant genes. The results of the study suggest that there could be transmis-sion of superbugs across the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen via the MTR system.
27 Jul, 2018
July Issue 2018
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Travel alert for Pakistan issued by the US due to ongoing outbreak of typhoid superbug – In further news about antimicrobial resistance, the United States has issued a travel alert for Pakistan in light of the ongoing outbreak of an extremely drug-resistant new strain of typhoid fever which is resistant to five different antibiotics. The strain was first identified in November 2016, and since then, it has spread throughout the country, with 800 people infected and at least 4 dead.
29 Jun, 2018
June Issue 2018
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New measures to be introduced in the UK to protect doctors – Following the case of Dr. Bawa-Garba, who was struck off the medical register after being found guilty of mistakes in the death of a 6 year old boy, UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that there will be new measures introduced to protect doctors and nurses when mistakes are made. An important new measure is that the UK General Medical Council will no longer be able to appeal the results of doctors’ disciplinary hearings, as it did in the case of Dr. Bawa-Garba...
25 May, 2018
May Issue 2018
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Doctor found guilty of misconduct by Medical Council – A doctor was found guilty of misconduct and banned from practicing medicine for a period of 6 months after a medical blunder involving a patient who underwent a permanent tracheostomy. A piece of gauze, taped on all sides, was found blocking the opening in the patient’s throat, which ultimately led to his death. The Medical Council ruled that the doctor had failed to prevent the nurses’ mismanagement of the patient’s tracheostoma.

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