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.

    Artificial intelligence AI used in diagnosing breast cancer

  • January 21, 2020
  • A new study published in the journal ‘Nature’ has found that an artificial intelligence system was highly accurate in diagnosing cases of breast cancer.

    Shortage of critical care beds ‘caused harm’

  • January 21, 2020
  • Staff shortages and poor infection control caused concern among Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors at Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital and Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital.

    “Inadequate” NHS trust received £1M for providing good care

  • January 8, 2020
  • Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust received close to £1m for providing good care to patients

    Parkinson’s Disease misdiagnosed in 25% of patients

  • January 8, 2020
  • A recent poll conducted by Parkinson’s UK has found that one in four people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease were initially misdiagnosed.

    Long delays at Wrexham Maelor Hospital deemed unacceptable

  • December 18, 2019
  • Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s A&E Department has been told to improve the standard of care provided to patients after an inspection uncovered a number of failings.

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