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‘Outstanding’ rating for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

  • February 21, 2017
  • The specialist hospital in Birmingham has become the first hospital of its kind to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating from the inspectors in England. The Care Quality Commission has praised the NHS Trust for “working effectively to provide the best care”.

    Are NHS shortages killing the British population?

  • February 17, 2017
  • Research has shown that a rise in mortality over the recent years is likely to be linked with NHS cuts and shortages. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Oxford University and Blackburn with Darwen council found that 30,000

    New proposals will prohibit service personnel from suing the Ministry of Defence for negligence.

  • February 16, 2017
  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD), whose proposals are being consulted on next week, want to scrap the legal duty of care it owes to service personnel in the course of combat. Compensation would instead be awarded by an MoD-appointed assessor.

    Maternity services will reach “crisis point” if changes aren’t made

  • February 16, 2017
  • Since 2014 over half of NHS hospitals have had to close their maternity wards amid a growing shortage of beds and midwives. This week it was revealed that a further eleven maternity and neonatal units across England face closure or

    Worcester care home rated “inadequate”

  • February 15, 2017
  • Report reveals that NHS complaints investigations are inadequate

    Shaw Red Hill Centre on London Road has failed to make improvements since their last inspection in April 2016, which also revealed that the care is “in need of improvement”. Inspectors for the Care Quality Commission have reported that Shaw

    Specialist Team Dedicated to Tackling Sepsis Deployed

  • February 14, 2017
  • A specialist team dedicated to tackling sepsis has been deployed at a hospital where a six-year-old boy died from the condition.  Jack Adcock suffered a fatal cardiac arrest caused by sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary when staff failed to correctly

    Almost half of NHS Budget Set Aside to Settle Negligence Cases

  • February 14, 2017
  • Hospital chiefs have earmarked £56 billion to pay for medical mistakes by its staff, according to official statistics. The revelation has led to concerns about patient safety and the mismanagement of NHS funds and has prompted the spending watchdog to

    ‘Corridor Nurses’ now common in NHS Trusts due to overcrowded A & E Departments

  • February 13, 2017
  • Due to the overwhelming patient numbers and bed shortages, NHS Trusts up and down the country are under extreme pressure. Nurses are having to resort to treating some patients in ward corridors because of severe overcrowding. Some NHS trusts have

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust created ‘non-existent’ ward to avoid breaching A&E targets

  • February 10, 2017
  • A former member of staff who worked in the trust’s A&E department at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch claims that patients were admitted to a “virtual ward” to avoid breaching the four-hour A&E target. A four-hour target in emergency departments

    Length of GP Consultations Labelled “crazy”

  • February 10, 2017
  • Leading doctors are warning that the length of GP consultations in the NHS is “crazy” and risks undermining care if more patients are pushed out of hospitals.  The average consultation length is 10 minutes in the UK which is thought

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