The NHS is to ban law firms from advertising inside hospitals in an attempt to stem the rising tide of compensation claims. 

A NHS spokesperson says that it is not right that firms suing the NHS should advertise in the NHS, adding that the worst thing about a stay in hospital is having to fight of the waves of trip and slip lawyers.

Law firm advertising is pretty awful, but probably not the worst thing about a hospital stay. 

I also doubt that a ban on advertising will achieve any meaningful reduction in compensation claims. 

The UK is a long way from a US-styled compensation culture, and stopping law firms from advertising in hospitals is a little like using a sticking plaster to mend a broken leg.