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North Devon District Hospital must improve following CQC investigation

A report in this week's North Devon Journal (11/09/14) highlights concerns at the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple following an investigation in July 2014 by the Care Quality Commission.

Derriford Hospital Backlog Sparks Fears

It is reported that Derriford Hospital in Plymouth have over 100,000 patients awaiting follow-up appointments. No less than 36,000 patients are in breach of their ‘see-by date’. 5,000 have been classified as ‘high risk’ or ‘time critical’.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined more than £1million for failing to meet follow-up targets.
Derriford Hospital is planning to write letters of apology to patients caught in the backlog including those who have been waiting for more than a year.

The Modern Ground Rent Time Bomb

Lee Dawkins, who specialises in Professional Negligence at our Taunton office, looks at the worrying problem of Modern Ground Rent provisions under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and the legal redress available to unwitting purchasers faced with sky high rent increases.

Slee Blackwell’s professional negligence department has recently been retained to deal with several professional negligence cases involving long leases of National Trust property in Devon that have been extended under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.

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