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NHS faces legal action from ‘abandoned’ IV feed patients

Wednesday, September 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Shaun Lintern29
www.hsj.co.uk, 8/2019

 

The NHS and the national medical regulator could face legal action over the shortage of intravenous feed supplies for hundreds of UK patients, HSJ has learned.

The law firm acting for more than a dozen patients affected by the shortage of feed supplies has confirmed to HSJ it has been instructed to take action against NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the company responsible for producing the feed, Calea.

Since June, hundreds of patients who rely on IV feed known as total parenteral nutrition have gone without deliveries of their bespoke feed. More than 40 people have been admitted to hospital as a result.

NHS England has said the shortage is also causing dozens of delayed discharges because patients who need “total parenteral nutrition” cannot be sent home without guarantees they will get what they need.

The NHS has declared a national incident over the shortage and begun importing feed from Germany and Norway.

 

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