The United Kingdom, in terms of catering healthcare services, comes quite on top of countries that provide significant importance on this sector. The NHS or National Health Services was established in 1948 with the ambition to deliver citizens of the country with comprehensive benefits. However, down the line 65 years, if an effort is made to understand that to which extent the body of governance has been successful in its efforts, experts, while acknowledging the milestones the NHS has received, also delivered special importance on modernization of the entire structure. In past few years, the incidents of medical negligence in the UK have increased quite rapidly; consequently, expertise of the body of governance in ensuring heath safety of citizens has also come under scanner. The UK is also home to some of the most prestigious healthcare institutions. Despite all these qualities, without doubt there has been serious lack of sincerity towards providing adequate medical attention to people’s health and the situation requires immediate legal attention for improving and providing personalized care to patients in need.
How Serious is the Situation?
Some of the most reputed and prestigious health organizations of the UK include:
- Action on Addiction
- Action on Smoking and Health
- Association of Nurses in Substance Abuse
- British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
- British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy
- British Neuropsychiatry Association
- The Mental Health Foundation
- Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Royal Society of Medicine
- United Kingdom Psychiatric Pharmacy Group
In the vast domain of UK healthcare sector, all these organizations work side by side to ensure the best protection in terms of physical and mental health of citizens. Many of these institutions function directly under the NHS, and this organization is directly responsible to address any act of negligence committed. The significant increase in the number of medical negligence clearly suggests that the supreme authority has lost its grip over the situation to a certain extent and modernization of the NHS is perhaps the only way to improve the situation.
The Need for Sincerity and Improvement:
Since past few years, thousands cases of medical negligence have been reported and the nation had to spend billions in order to compensate the aggrieved parties. The consequences of medical negligence are not only psychologically traumatizing but also lead to life changing situations. Thus, health organizations in the UK not only need to deal with patients (both men and women) more carefully but all sorts of initiatives should also be taken so that such unfortunate situations can easily be avoided. One of the most frequent complaints against healthcare service providing professionals in the UK has been their reluctant attitude towards attending patients’ problems personally. While this outlook needs to be changed, infrastructure should be improved at the earliest so that more experts may join this field and satisfy the increasing pressure for quality assistance. The healthcare law of the country has delivered citizens with the right to seek legal remedy if an incident of medical negligence occurs. At PIWH.org we are determined to help you patients in need of such legal assistance. We not only inform you about your rights but also provide you with quality guidance so that such issues receive adequate attention and your righteous claim is asserted.