Illegal teeth-whitening procedures increase

  • February 19, 2020
  • The number of illegal teeth-whitening procedures carried out in the UK has risen, even though untrained beauticians have caused patients injuries such as burns, blisters and even tooth loss.

    Spire Healthcare suspends second surgeon following concerns

  • February 19, 2020
  • Following the recent release of findings from the Ian Paterson inquiry, Spire Healthcare has come under scrutiny once again as it has emerged that the healthcare provider suspended another surgeon in April 2018.

    ‘Significant concerns’ raised about A&E at Royal Stoke Hospital

  • February 19, 2020
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) told University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust last summer that its care service provision required improvement.

    Patients “let down badly at their moment of greatest need” by delays in ambulance attendance

  • February 12, 2020
  • atients who are “seriously ill”, including those suffering a heart attack or a stroke and burns victims, are waiting over an hour for an ambulance to arrive in England and Wales.

    Lack of doctors in Wales puts A&E in jeopardy

  • February 11, 2020
  • The retirement of the only full-time A&E consultant at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Wales, has meant three A&E services could not be “sustained beyond the immediate short-term”.

    Independent Ian Paterson inquiry findings released

  • February 6, 2020
  • The independent inquiry into the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson has published its conclusions, finding that “a culture of denial and unwillingness” to hold Paterson to account by his employers enabled him to practise dangerous and unnecessary surgery on his patients.

    Stroke consultant crisis

  • January 30, 2020
  • Almost half of hospitals have a shortage of specialist stroke consultants, and the Stroke Association has called on the Government to take action to prevent the UK from “hurtling its way to a major stroke crisis.”

    Avoidable baby deaths at East Kent NHS Foundation Trust

  • January 30, 2020
  • Following the recent maternity scandal at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, East Kent NHS Foundation Trust is now at the centre of a BBC investigation in respect of the standard of service provided.

    Spire Healthcare recalls Habib Rahman’s patients

  • January 30, 2020
  • Spire Healthcare have recalled 217 patients who received treatment from Habib Rahman, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, after an investigation into his conduct by the Royal College of Surgeons recommended the action.

    An influx of patients leaves Welsh hospitals forced to shut down operations

  • January 21, 2020
  • The Hywel Dda University Health Board was forced to cancel the majority of planned operations at its hospitals in Withybush, Prince Philip, Bronglais, and Glangwili last week.

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