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Plans to improve maternity care after 124,000 reported incidents

A report published by NHS England has called on staff in maternity units to learn from mistakes that have been identified by auditors, with a view to improving care provided…

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Dental nurse carries out botched cosmetic operation

The General Dental Council (GDC) have carried out a misconduct hearing against former dental nurse, 41-year-old Adele Royston, after it was discovered that she had carried out facial surgery on…

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Death of newborn caused by paramedic failings

Worcestershire Hospitals Trust has recorded the death of a newborn baby as a serious incident following paramedics taking the child to Accident and Emergency at Worcestershire Royal instead of the…

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Damning report on how medical complaints are handled

Healthwatch Cumbria and Cumbria Health Security committees have published a damning report into how medical complaints are handled in their area. It has been found that Cumbrian patients were afraid to…

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Investigation into increased mental health deaths

Mental Health campaigners have welcomed the commissioning of an investigation into the increase in the number of unexpected deaths of patients suffering from mental health problems in The Norfolk and…

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Chronic fatigue syndrome discovery

It has been discovered that children from lower income families are more likely to suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome following research by the University of Bristol. Formerly known as the “yuppie…

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Hospital fails to implement improvements

Colchester hospital, which has been in special measures since 2013, has been accused of neglecting to implement improvements since a man died in 2009. Mr Norman Betchley died after being…

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Beauty treatment causes stroke

Following a beauty treatment whilst on holiday in Wales five years ago, 51 year-old Elizabeth Hughes from Gosport, suffered a life-changing stroke. The stroke left her with a weakness in one…

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London’s Ambulance Service under ‘special measures’

Further to an inspection carried out in June by the Care Quality Commission (CQA), London’s Ambulance Service NHS Trust has become the first to be put into special measures in…

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Care home service rated ‘inadequate’

Care inspectors have rated a Lancashire care home ‘inadequate’ after an unannounced visit in August. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an inspection of Euxton Park Care Home in…

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Ambulance workers unsure how to treat legal high casualties

With a sudden rise in people using legal highs, a senior paramedic has announced that ambulance services are struggling to cope with the treatment of casualties. Sarah Harrison came forward…

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Elderly and disabled left without home care

A recently released report has found that a number of elderly and disabled people in Lincolnshire are not receiving the home care they need following changes to adult social care.…

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Swine flu vaccine compensation cases blocked

When doctors realised that the sharp rise in narcolepsy cases was related to the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, they immediately withdrew it. Now, however, the government is being bombarded by…

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Unsafe level of senior doctors and desperate shortage of nurses

Recent inspections have discovered the dangerously low levels of senior doctors within the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust. The health trust, criticised over its high death rates, was one of…

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NHS negligence responsible for baby 1300 deaths

Official figures have revealed that around 1,300 babies were injured or killed as a result of medical negligence within the NHS last year. Medical staff errors made during birth, which…

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£8million payout after 7-year legal battle for brain damaged baby

The family of a seven-year-old boy who suffered serious brain damage as a baby have finally won compensation following a 7-year legal battle. The child, who remains anonymous, contracted jaundice…

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Daughter wins compensation for mistreatment father experienced in care home

A woman has been awarded over £3,600 in compensation after her father suffered a serious head injury whilst in care. 43-year-old Tracy Betteridge sued the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust…

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Staff fighting to keep mental health patients safe

A whistle-blower has warned the NHS that hospital staff are struggling to keep patients safe within a failing mental health trust. The whistle-blower, known as Claire to maintain anonymity, says…

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Bradford care home dangerously inadequate

Following a recent inspection, a care home in Bradford has been found to be dangerously inadequate. Inspectors found that Cooper House Care Home, which cares predominantly for dementia sufferers, was…

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Norovirus outnreak closes ward

Ward 3 of Walsall’s Manor Hospital has been closed until at least Sunday following an outbreak of the Norovirus. A bay on Ward 10 has been closed due to the same…

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Multimillion-pound payout to brain damaged siblings

Following serious errors in the delivery of brother and sister Natasha and Patrick Jackson by the Sharoe Green Hospital in Preston, an “unprecedented” compensation payout of around £13m has been…

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A&E targets missed nine months running

Derriford Hospital in Plymouth’s A&E department has missed the national four-hour waiting time target for the ninth month in a row, according to a recent report. Chief Executive of the…

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Death investigated after ambulance failed to show up

A man is trying to “bring up a case of manslaughter” after he found his mother dead ten hours after she called 111 and the ambulance that was sent to…

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NHS complaint system ‘inadequate’

A recent review carried out by the office of the health service ombudsman found that over 40% of NHS investigations into patient complaints do not meet standards. The review looked…

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“Missed opportunities” caused patient death

A coroner in Essex has ruled that there were “missed opportunities” that could have saved the life of Matthew Leahy. The 20-year-old was found hanging in his room at a…

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Union fears over fire crews ambulance project

A union has called for additional measures to be introduced in a project that sees fire crews respond to medical emergencies in ambulances. The project, ‘The Joint Ambulance Conveyance Project’…

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Two hospitals ban paramedic for whistleblowing

Two hospitals in Worcestershire have banned a whistleblower paramedic after he spoke out about severe overcrowding in their accident and emergency departments. Stuart Gardner, of the West Midlands Ambulance Service,…

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Disabled teen wins £8million from birth injury claim

A teenager that was left severely disabled following injuries as a baby is to receive £8million in compensation. The teenage boy from Belfast had been admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital…

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Apology over hospital misdiagnosis death

The health secretary has apologised to the family of a man who was sent home from hospital with an undiagnosed ruptured spleen. 20-year-old John Moore-Robinson died in 2006 after staff…

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Investigation over mental health care

Staff at a mental health unit have been suspended following an allegation of mistreatment. A police investigation was launched at the mental health unit of Royal Blackburn Hospital after a…

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Potentially high risk hospital still needs to make improvements

Four months after a hospital was rated “potentially high risk”, inspectors found that there is still a lot of room for improvement. A Care Quality Commission report rated Kettering Hospital as…

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Dentist suspended following hygiene concerns

A Nottinghamshire dentist has been suspended after 22,000 dental patients had to be recalled for screenings following hygiene concerns. The hygiene concerns were raised following the death of Amy Duffield…

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Health trust apologises to 27 patients over cancer care

A health trust has apologised to the cancer patients treated by a consultant who was recently dismissed. A total of 27 patients received letters in the post apologising for consultant…

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Mother awarded £2.25m compensation for son's cerebral palsy

After a woman’s son was born prematurely after she was fitted with a contraceptive device during pregnancy, she has been awarded £2.25 million in compensation. Cian Bowen, now seven-years-old, was…

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Doctor was unaware patient had spleen rupture

A Stafford Hospital doctor discharged a patient with a ruptured spleen despite a paramedic classing his condition as “life-threatening”. 20-year-old John Moore-Robinson had gone to Stafford Hospital after he fell off…

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Pensioner receives compensation for failed cosmetic surgery

69-year-old Pearl Richman has been awarded over £40,000 in clinical negligence compensation after a facelift caused her to develop a skin condition called necrosis. Mrs Richman underwent the procedure in…

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Inadequate GP practices to be closed down

It has been confirmed that the special measures regime for hospitals will now be extended to GP practices, meaning that those given the bottom rating could be closed down. This agreement,…

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Error costs health trust £1.2million and a man to lose his leg

A healthcare trust has been billed over £1million after a former patient sued over the loss of his leg. Following a relentless legal battle, Edward Appleby has won a six-figure settlement…

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£12 million to parents of boy disabled at birth by medical negligence

A seven-year-old boy was awarded a payout of £12 million at London’s High Court on Thursday after he was left severly disabled when doctors failed to recognise his abnormal heartbeat…

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Will ambulance cuts put “lives at risk”?

A trade union has warned that the North West’s plan to cut ambulance services could put “lives at risk”. The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) aims to save millions of pounds…

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NHS 111 call handling failings

The chief executive of The South Western Ambulance Service has admitted to failings surrounding the handling of 111 calls.  He said the service has “failed to deliver the performance required”,…

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Surgeon erased from medical register after 75 complaints

Following 75 complaints made by patients, previously sacked surgeon Dr David Jackson has been removed from the medical register all together. Dr David Jackson was sacked and suspended in 2007…

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‘Do something different’ to improve NHS care

As part of NHS Change Day, thousands of people working for the NHS across the country are ‘doing something different’ for the day to improve the care provided by the…

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NHS cash shortage 'harmful' to care standards

Figures released last week have highlighted that the cash shortage within the NHS is potentially harmful to care standards. Following the Stafford Hospital scandal last year, the NHS has been pushing…

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£4.5m payout to 10-year-old for brain injury at birth

Colchester Hospital has agreed to payout £4.5m to a young girl who suffered a “catastrophic brain injury” shortly after being born at the hospital. It was heard at The High Court…

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Patient contracted hepatitis c from hospital

NHS Lanarkshire has apologised after a patient became infected with hepatitis C during their time at hospital. The health board said that they were unsure as to how the patient became…

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Health secretary demands that NHS workers apologise for poor care

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that doctors and nurses must start apologising directly to patients if things to wrong. He said that a ‘culture of defensiveness’ has developed, which is…

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Hospital sees major improvements following reports of numerous faults

Bedford Hospital has been deemed “fully compliant” after recently having sanctions imposed on it following an inspection that revealed numerous faults. Out of the eight problem areas highlighted by inspectors, seven…

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Are Shropshire’s maternity services safe?

After a commissioned report deemed Shropshire’s maternity services “safe” following the death of a baby in 2009, her parents still believe that this is not the case. Kate Stanton-Davies died…

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Needle left inside patient following surgery

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has apologised for a recent incident involving a patient leaving surgery with a needle still inside them. It was discovered that, despite the patient having left the…

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Report finds worrying A&E doctor shortage

A report into the standards of care at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton has revealed a worrying lack of senior doctors in the accident and emergency department during the night…

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Killer surgeon attempts to resume practice

After a surgeon from Blackpool Victoria Hospital was issued with a 21-month suspended sentence in 2004, after admitting to manslaughter, he has applied to be a doctor again. Steven Walker was…

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New bosses for failing hospital

After the Queen Elizabeth NHS Trust in King’s Lynn was put under a ‘special measures’ programme following the Keogh report, a new team has been installed to improve the hospital’s…

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Four of Stafford’s doctors face no disciplinary action

Four of Stafford Hospital’s senior doctors will not face disciplinary action despite having been involved in the neglect and abuse scandal that the hospital has been recently criticised for. The…

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Hospital fails to protect patients from Legionnaires’ disease

Basildon Hospital’s inability to control legionella bacteria has resulted in the deaths of two people since 2007, a court has heard. The Essex-based hospital has been criticised for their high mortality…

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Critical report reveals major hospital failings

A report carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed major concerns about Bedford Hospital. The report highlighted issues regarding staffing, the monitoring of service quality and the level…

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Ambulance trust responsible for death of baby

17-week-old Bella Hellings’ parents blame the ambulance trust for the death of their child, after an ambulance took 26 minutes to reach the home following their 999 call. A report…

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Reopening of minor injuries unit following petition

After Malton Hospital in North Yorkshire reduced their opening hours, over 10,000 people signed a petition in an attempt to revert the decision. Marches were carried out throughout December after the…

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Two never events are investigated in Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

What the Department of Health calls “never events” have occurred twice in a hospital in Devon last month. One of the said ‘events’ involved a blood transfusion of the wrong blood…

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Hospital Patients who fleed fire treated for smoke inhalation

A fire broke out at Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Saturday – causing four of the hospital’s patients to require urgent treatment. Three patients had to be treated due to smoke inhalation,…

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Health Ombudsman welcomes cosmetic surgery report

The Health Ombudsman, Julie Mellor, has welcomed the publication of the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions by Sir Bruce Keogh, Health Service Medical Director. The report, published earlier…

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Safety event advises on reducing sharps injuries

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Healthcare Group has held an event in Northern Ireland giving advice to healthcare organisations on how new laws can help them reduce…

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Government tackles medical ‘never events’

A number of measures have recently been introduced by the Government in an attempt to make the NHS more transparent and accountable. In particular, the Government has focused on improving…

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MPS reveals “Melanoma blackspot" amounting to clinical negligence

More than nine in ten claims over delayed diagnosis of melanoma involve GPs, according to figures released by the Medical Protection Society (MPS). Within the last decade, MPS has opened…

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