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NHS 111 criticised following child sepsis deaths

NHS England has recently published a report following investigations into the death of a one-year-old boy when NHS 111 failed to recognise his symptoms. William Mead from Cornwall died in 2014…

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9-year-old killed as a result of sepsis misdiagnosis

A nine-year-old boy lost his life after being sent home from an Accident and Emergency ward suffering from undiagnosed sepsis. Dame Julie Mellor, Health Service Ombudsman, highlighted the case in a…

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Man dies of septicaemia following hospital operation

Staff at the Royal Derby Hospital grossly failed to care for Simon Tulitt, 62, who died of septicaemia three days after an operation for colon cancer on 31 May 2013,…

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Care home boss admits manslaughter through dehydration & malnutrition

Care home boss, 47-year-old Yousaf Khan, was sentenced to three years and two months in jail by Nottingham Crown Court after he admitted to manslaughter. Khan, of Nelson Road, Nottingham, was…

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A&E pressure in Kettering as it sees 30% rise in patients

The Accident and Emergency department of Kettering General Hospital is experiencing the busiest week in its history to the extent that the NHS trust is cancelling and rearranging non-urgent operations…

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Overwhelmed NHS trust's A&E and maternity units “unsafe”

Services at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust have been deemed “unsafe” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and an inspector has recommended that the hospital should be placed into special measures. It…

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“Inadequate and insufficient” mental health care

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have been accused of failing to handle adequately the transportation of a mentally ill patient from St John’s hospital in Leeds to a…

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Lack of staff leads to closure of fertility service

Difficulty in recruiting Embryologists at the University Hospital of Hartlepool has resulted in the withdrawal of fertility services by North Tees and Hartlepool Trust at the end of March 2016.…

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NHS birthing error sees £11m payout to cerebral palsy sufferer

An NHS trust has paid out £11.5 million in compensation to a boy that now suffers with cerebral palsy as a result of birthing complications. Now 5-years-old, the boy was…

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Concerns over winter pressure on A&E as doctors feel unequipped

According to emergency doctors, A&E departments across the country are not equipped to deal with winter pressure. Concerns were raised following the weekly update of A&E performance by the Royal…

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‘Multiple-birth’ antenatal care raises questions

A recently released report has flagged up some serious concerns surrounding ‘multiple-birth’ antenatal care. The report published by the Twins and Multiple Births Association and the NCT found that the…

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Weekend babies have “significantly” greater chance of death

New research has revealed that babies born over the weekend in England have a “significantly” higher chance of dying than those born during the week. The research was carried out…

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Health watchdog reports ‘shocking’ care for vulnerable patients

A health watchdog has uncovered a number of ‘shocking’ care cases, as presented by a recently released report. Healthwatch Oxfordshire produced a report with Age UK, based on 161 patients…

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Nurse found guilty of manslaughter of boy with down syndrome

Following an extensive investigation, it has been found that a nurse was responsible for the death of a six-year-old boy whose resuscitation was wrongly called off. Jack Adcock, who suffered…

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Children's home proven guilty of drugging with tranquilisers

Former Gravesend Church of England children’s home, Kendall House, is to be subject to an investigation following revelations of forcible drugging of its residents. Following a BBC investigation instigated in 2009,…

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NHS 111 ‘dangerously understaffed’

A former NHS 111 helpline employer has spoken up about how “dangerously understaffed” the 111 helpline is, with 75% of calls going unanswered as a result. Irsah Tahir had been…

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Police custody care has ‘deteriorated considerably’

A recent inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons found that the care of people arrested by Cumbria Police has “deteriorated considerably”. The report made some worrying findings, including the fact…

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Scheduled review of newborn health care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced that it will be carrying out a review of the health care available to newborn and young babies with severe health problems. Where…

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Billions paid out over NHS medical negligence

Recently released figures have shown that a total of 20 hospital trusts have paid out £1.1billion for medical negligence in the last five years. When legal costs were included in…

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‘Dangerous’ care home closed

A care home in Liverpool, described as “dangerous” and “dirty”, has been closed following recent inspections. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) listed a number of failings at Mossley Manor Care…

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Unqualified ‘nurse’ runs botox clinic in her front room

A woman, claiming to be an aesthetics nurse practitioner, has been detected as being unqualified to carry out Botox procedures. 49-year-old Marie McGinty was flagged up by a BBC investigation…

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Woman sues hospital over misdiagnosed fracture

A woman is suing Southend Hospital after doctors failed to recognise a serious fracture in her elbow. 60-year-old Shirley Johnstone was rushed to A&E after waking up in extreme pain,…

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Woman sues NHS for father's head injury in dementia care

The daughter of a man who was left with a serious head injury whilst in care has sued the NHS. 76-year-old Ivor Betteridge was being treated for severe dementia in…

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Southern England care homes inadequacy amounting to “institutional neglect”

Following a series of unannounced inspections of 65 adult social care services in the south of England by the Care Quality Commission, more than 50% were rated as inadequate or…

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Cathedral suing the NHS after worshipper claims for foot injury

A cathedral in North Yorkshire is currently suing the NHS after it was forced to payout to a worshipper who was not immediately treated after injuring himself during a service.…

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Care unit opens to reduce A&E pressures

Following the recent closure of a hospital unit in North Yorkshire, a new 24-hour urgent care centre has been opened to ease pressures. The service, which will cover Scarborough and…

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Patient cardiac arrest after waiting over an hour in hospital corridor

A patient suffered a cardiac arrest after waiting over an hour and a half in a hospital corridor. The hospital was experiencing a time of “extreme pressure” and patients waiting…

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Hospital errors caused stillbirth

Medical experts have ruled that a baby girl delivered stillborn could have been born healthy if there had been no medical errors. The mother was repeatedly turned away from Hull…

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Hospital death rate ‘higher than expected’

Recently released figures have revealed a ‘higher than expected’ death rate at a Teeside hospital trust. The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is one of the nine hospital…

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Hospital disagrees with “inadequate” rating

A hospital has described its recent inspection rating as “unfair”. A healthcare watchdog labeled Colchester Hospital’s medical care and accident and emergency care as “inadequate” following recent inspections. The Care Quality Commission…

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GP practices under ‘special measures’

Three GP practices have been placed under ‘special measures’ after the Care Quality Commission discovered “significant areas of concern”. The practices, which are in Liverpool, Greater Manchester, and Reading, could…

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A&E departments across the UK in ‘mayhem’

Over the last few weeks, many hospitals across the country have stressed that they are struggling to cope with the added pressures caused by the recent influx of patients. This, combined…

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Stroke patient ‘left to lie in own urine’

An inquiry is due to be held at a hospital after allegations were made that a stroke patient was left to lie in her own urine on Christmas Day. According…

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British family offered $3m following hospital death

The family of a British woman that was found dead after she went missing from an American hospital in 2013 has been offered $3m (£1.9m) in compensation. 57-year-old Lynne Spalding,…

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Girl’s parents suing over hospital surgery death

The parents of 18-year-old Rachel Bradshaw, who died in February 2009 after a surgeon “incompletely” drilled into her brain, are suing the two hospital trusts for £500,000. The accident happened just…

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Seven deaths while mental health patients await beds

There have been seven deaths since 2012 because hospitals do not have enough beds for mental health patients. This has come as the result of mental health beds being cut…

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Lack of GP funding putting patients at risk

A recent study found that the Scottish government is failing to fund GP practices, consequently putting patients at great risk. The study carried out by the Royal College of General…

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Report reveals NHS is failing vulnerable patients

An NHS Ombudsman report has revealed how vulnerable patients are being failed by the health service. The report referenced three cases where patients had received terribly inadequate care and treatment. The…

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Pelvic fracture woman waits six hours for an ambulance

A 90-year-old woman was forced to wait over six hours for an ambulance to arrive after fracturing her pelvis this month. Barbara Hedley fell in her Norfolk-home, in Beeston Regis, at…

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Ambulance service improvements recognised

A non-emergency ambulance service in Dorset has been applauded for its massive improvements after previously being described as “abysmal”. The service was repeatedly criticised for picking up patients too late,…

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Minor injuries unit to close at nights after being found unsafe

A Community Hospital’s minor injuries unit is due to close overnight after reports found it to be unsafe and underused. Ilkeston Community Hospital is to be closed between 22:00 and…

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Ambulance service fined £2.6m for missing targets

West Midlands Ambulance Service has been fined £2.6million after failing to reach one of its primary targets for responding to life-threatening calls. The target requires the ambulance service to attend…

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Mid Staffordshire NHS trust fined after death of diabetic patient

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has admitted to health and safety failings that caused the death of a diabetic patient. The trust has been fined £200,000 for failing to provide 66-year-old…

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Hospital surgery deaths investigated by police

A police investigation has been launched in Worcestershire following the deaths of numerous patients under the care of a consultant surgeon. Sudip Sarker worked as a consultant colorectal surgeon at…

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NHS Short of 2,300 midwives

A recent report into maternity care has uncovered that a lack of NHS funding is putting mothers and babies at serious risk. The most concerning finding was that the NHS is…

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Ex-staffordshire nurse struck off after numerous complaints

Following the Stafford Hospital scandal in 2009, the director of nursing has agreed to be removed from the register.  Janice Harry, the most senior nurse of the hospital, had been…

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999 delay caused patient death

After cancer patient Ben Horne was found collapsed in a hotel room on Boxing Day, his friends believed that he would have survived if paramedics had arrived sooner. Sandi Logan and…

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Hospital overdose murder probe

A Norfolk NHS Hospital health worker will face no further action after being arrested on suspicion of murder through medical malpractice earlier in the year. 76-year-old James May died of heart…

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Ex-Stafford chief nurse caution “too lenient”

A health regulator has made an appeal to alter the discipline of Stafford Hospital’s former chief nurse after the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) made a far too “lenient” decision. Following…

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Hospital apologises for fatal drug administration

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has apologised for the death of Colin Whalley after health workers at Whiston Hospital in Prescot gave him a fatal dose of…

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Nurse guilty of misconduct for putting hospital patients at risk

Having worked at Stafford Hospital from 1998-2006, former chief nurse Janice Harry has been cautioned for leaving patients at risk by not staffing the wards properly. During her eight years at…

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Hospital death due to missed penicillin allergy warnings

65-year-old Susan Hammond died in hospital after staff failed to recognise her allergic reaction to prescribed medication. Mrs Hammond had originally been admitted to hospital with a severe chest infection,…

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Basildon hospital finally covers nurse shortages

A total of £3m has been spent by Basildon hospital over the last two years in an attempt to fill the major nursing gaps that were causing it to struggle…

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Cardiologist’s work restricted due to poor practice concerns

A cardiologist working in Cornwall – yet to be named – has had their work restricted after routine screening identified “potential” concerns in their clinical practice. The Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Trust…

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Private NHS hospital bought over following three surgery deaths

Clinic bosses have confirmed that after three patients died at Lister Hospital’s Surgicentre following routine surgery, the NHS has taken it under tight control. The privately run NHS hospital in Stevenage…

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NHS 111 health line launched in Devon after county-wide criticism

After being delayed since the 1st of April, an NHS non-emergency 111-telephone number has been launched in Devon. While 999 remains as the UK’s primary emergency number, 111 has been introduced…

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Hospital prosecuted over patient death

Gillian Astbury (66), died in April 2007 after entering a diabetic coma at Stafford Hospital. The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is to be prosecuted after two of their nurses failed…

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Hospital fails to meet all five key standards

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk has raised “real concern” after a recent inspection report, said The Care Quality Commission (CQC).  CQC inspectors visited the hospital during three days in…

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Health research receives £18m boost

£18m has been awarded to health researchers in Oxford and the Thames Valley in an attempt to improve the services used most by the NHS. The money has been awarded to…

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Fungal infection in Queen’s Medical Centre

A father has criticised a Nottingham hospital ward’s monitoring standards following the discovery of a fungal infection in the ward’s ventilation system. Jon Parry’s five-year-old son, Eddy Parry, and eight other…

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Nurses in Staffordshire wrongly recorded waiting times

A recent investigation has found that between 2000 and 2010 two Mid Staffordshire nurses have frequently recorded inaccurate waiting times in order to keep within the national 4-hour waiting target. Sharon…

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