Public Health England is an organisation which is responsible for the protection and improvement of the country’s health and wellbeing. Established in 2013, Public Health England brings together specialists from more than 70 organisations. It has 15 local centres and covers four separate regions of the UK:
- North of England
- South of England
- Midlands and East of England
The organisation is responsible for:
- Supporting members of the public to improve and protect their own health
- Improving public health by supporting the NHS, local government and other organisations
- Sharing information and expertise with government organisations and the NHS
Public Health England also works with health professionals in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as well as internationally. If you are dissatisfied with the care you have received from a health professional, you will normally complain to your local NHS Trust, but Public Health England may be consulted by the NHS or other organisations in regard to any complaint.
Claiming compensation for clinical negligence
Medical professionals must meet certain standards, and if they fail to do so, medical negligence may be deemed to have occurred. If you feel that the standard of care you have received has fallen below your expectations, you could complain to your GP directly, or to the NHS trust which manages the hospital in question. There is usually a three year time limit in place to claim. Medical negligence could cover:
- Surgical errors
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Failure to prescribe medication or refer for treatment
Contact a personal injury lawyer to find out if you may be able to claim compensation if you have been affected.
Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we don’t work in any other area of the law, we deal solely with personal accident claims. Our expert team of personal injury lawyers has 14 years’ experience handling medical negligence claims, as well as claims for accidents at work and other types of accidents. If you have been affected by medical negligence, pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline today – we are here 24/7 to take your call. It’s easy to get confidential, no-obligation advice, or you can take the 30-second test on our website now, to find out how much you may be able to claim. Get in touch today to get the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown