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Locum doctors employed by England’s hospitals are being paid double the capped hourly rate, costing the NHS millions

  • March 23, 2017
  • In every trade and industry, there has always been the need for agency workers where there may be a shortage in staff due to sickness, maternity or annual leave. Due to the unpredictable nature of where and when an agency

    Nine-year-old boy dies after 11 opportunities to treat him were missed

  • March 17, 2017
  • Michael Uriely, who was diagnosed with asthma when he was two years old, was seen at Royal Free Hospital in London twice in the days before he died following a violent coughing and vomiting fit which left him struggling to

    NHS shortages results in increasing waiting times

  • March 16, 2017
  • Today we see continuous stories of the NHS struggling to cope and so it comes as no surprise that patient health is being compromised as result. A report by the King’s Fund showed “clear evidence that access to and quality

    Birmingham Has Highest Infant Death Rates in England – have you been affected?

  • March 10, 2017
  • Senior Coroner Warns Department of Health Over Risk of Future Newborn Deaths.

    Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most joyful experiences of a woman – and man’s – life. However, joy has turned to tragedy for many more than it should in the West Midlands’ region. Government figures

    Tragic Death of Worcester Child With Suspected Sepsis

  • March 9, 2017
  • An eight-year-old boy who was diagnosed with tonsillitis died less than 24 hours after being discharged from hospital. Callum Cartlidge suffered a cardiac arrest at home after developing suspected sepsis. Paramedics were allegedly told to take him 18 miles (29km)

    Patients at risk after NHS misplaces 700,000 medical documents

  • March 2, 2017
  • NHS England have launched an investigation to find out how many patients have been affected by the biggest loss of medical documents in the history of the health service, and whether delays in reports reaching their GPs have played a

    New figures released showing the true NHS troubles

  • February 27, 2017
  • Budget & spending Every 24 hours, the NHS sees a total of 1 million patients. The NHS employs 1.7 million staff, making it the fifth biggest employer in the world. As a result, an organisation like this absorbs a large

    The UK Sepsis Trust publishes Report on the costs of sepsis

  • February 22, 2017
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    The aim of the Report is to highlight the considerable costs associated with sepsis in the UK. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by an infection from more than one source. In some severe cases, it can result in hospital

    ‘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

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