Data Protection

Underwood v Bounty UK Ltd & Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2022] EWHC 888 (QB) Background Ms Underwood awoke on a post-natal ward, after a difficult labour lasting more than 100 hours and ending in an emergency caesarean, to a woman whom she assumed was part of the hospital’s maternity staff…

Damages: Adequacy of State-Funded Package of Care

Martin v Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 3058 (QB) Introduction The Claimant in Martin suffered a sub-trochanteric stress fracture to the right proximal femur in the shower whilst undergoing inpatient mental health treatment at Prestwich Hospital. The fracture is of a kind which is spontaneous, rather than arising…

Departure from the GMC Sanctions Guidance

General Medical Council v Bramhall [2021] EWHC (2109) (Admin) In a series of acts referred to by HHJ Farrer QC as “conduct borne of professional arrogance of such magnitude that it strayed into criminal behaviour”, Mr Bramhall used an argon beam cauterising tool to sign his initials on the livers…