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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What is the Care Quality Commission?

    The Care Quality Commission works to ensure that GP surgeries, dental practices, care homes and hospitals in England are providing safe, high quality care at all times. The commission does this by conducting inspections of care services all over the country and provides feedback to these services to ensure that they work to make consistent improvements. They also publish the results of these inspections on their websites to ensure that you can make an informed decision about the care you receive. People in England are also able to share their experiences with their medical practice or care home to encourage change and improvement where there may be a lapse in the quality of care.

    The organisation sets standards of quality and safety which care services must meet and they also register the care services which meet these standards. The commission works to monitor and inspect care services to regulate them and to protect the rights of vulnerable patients. The commission will take into account the testimony of anyone dissatisfied with a service and will work to take appropriate action to ensure that safety standards and care quality standards are met in the future. Although it is rare, medical professionals may make a mistake when you are in their care but you do not have to suffer in silence.

    Types of medical negligence

    The Care Quality Commission works to prevent patients from being harmed in the care of a medical professional but sometimes medical practitioners make mistakes. Should there be a lapse in the quality of care you receive then you may have been a victim of negligence. If you have suffered a misdiagnosis or a medical professional failed to diagnose your illness, you may also be a victim of medical negligence. If you were injured or your illness got worse because a medical professional did not examine you thoroughly enough then you may be entitled to compensation. In addition, if you were prescribed the wrong medicine or a medicine you are on record as having an adverse reaction to, you may be able to win a cash payout. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with this.

    How to contact us

    You can contact Accident Advice Helpline by using our 30-second online test to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Alternatively, you can get in touch by using our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and our advisers can offer no-obligation advice regarding your compensation claim. Provided there is evidence of medical negligence, we can help you to make a claim for a cash payout to help you cope financially during a difficult time.

    Date Published: August 21, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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