Baby deaths inquiry: NHS criticism expected – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in birth, doctors, health, hospitals, midwives, news, quality assurance, reports by sally

‘Failures at a maternity unit where a number of newborn babies and mothers died are expected to be exposed later.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Judge refuses mother’s plea to treat terminally-ill son, saying he should be allowed to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2015 in cancer, Court of Protection, doctors, families, medical treatment, news, young persons by sally

‘Court of Protection rules that specialists can lawfully stop providing chemotherapy to terminally-ill teenager.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2015

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Children’s doctor jailed for 18 years for indecently assaulting girls at Jimmy Savile hospital – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2015 in child abuse, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former children’s doctor convicted of sexually assaulting young girls at Stoke Mandeville Hospital during the 70s and 80s has been jailed for 18 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2015

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Law to make reporting of FGM mandatory – BBC News

‘Professionals who fail to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in children could face the sack under a new law for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 12 February 2015

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Whistleblowing: ‘It’s still not safe for us to speak out’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2015 in doctors, health, news, nurses, quality assurance, reports, whistleblowers by sally

‘Whistle-blowers say Sir Robert Francis’s report fails to offer enough protection to staff to who speak out and will not encourage others to come forward.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2015

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Doctor Michael Salmon guilty of indecent assaults – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, doctors, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘Former doctor Michael Salmon has been found guilty of indecently assaulting girls at a hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2015

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FGM: What is Female Genital Mutilation and why was the first doctor to stand trial in the UK acquitted? – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2015 in doctors, female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been accused of bowing to “mounting” political pressure and a need to “get results” when it chose to launch an ill-judged trial against a young doctor for female genital mutilation, who was acquitted in less than 30 minutes.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2015

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CPS defends decision to bring FGM case against doctor acquitted in 30 minutes – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2015 in doctors, female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, has defended her decision to bring Britain’s first FGM case against a doctor who was cleared of committing the crime on a woman he stitched after the birth of a child.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2015

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Philip Phillips wins rights to damages after heart attack – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2015 in damages, doctors, health, negligence, news by sally

‘A man who had heart failure hours after a GP examination has won the right to a substantial High Court damages payout.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2015

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Doctor found not guilty of performing FGM – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2015 in doctors, female genital mutilation, news, pregnancy, victims by sally

‘An NHS doctor has been cleared of performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on a young mother.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2015

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GP jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing children – Daily Telegraph

‘As Dr Hugh Blaise O’Neill is sentenced it is revealed that he is facing further allegations relating to “sexual conduct while in a position of trust”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2015

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Abortion doctor will appear in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2015 in abortion, doctors, news, private prosecutions, sex discrimination by sally

‘Telegraph investigation leads Christian campaigner to mount private prosecution against doctor accused of offering gender-based abortion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2015

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Cosmetic surgery ‘should be done by specialist surgeons’ – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in consultations, cosmetic surgery, doctors, news by sally

‘Doctors should be prevented from performing cosmetic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Doctor accused of child rape in US overturns extradition bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2015 in bail, children, doctors, extradition, fugitive offenders, human rights, news, rape by sally

‘British court rules extradition of 48-year-old Tobias Bowen would breach human rights because he faces an “indefinite” sentence if convicted of sex crimes in New York.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2015

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Death certificate changes urged by top pathologist – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in community service, coroners, doctors, documents, families, inquiries, murder, news by sally

‘It is “incomprehensible” that the death certificates system has not been reformed since the conviction of Harold Shipman, a leading pathologist says.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Harley Street doctor suspended over Botox practices – BBC News

‘A leading Harley Street cosmetic doctor has been suspended for 12 months after being found to have acted “dishonestly” and encouraging nurses to obtain Botox illegally.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2015

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Female genital mutilation: NHS doctor becomes first person to stand trial for involvement in the unpopular practice – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2015 in doctors, female genital mutilation, news by sally

‘Female genital mutilation: NHS doctor becomes first person to stand trial for involvement in the unpopular practice.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2015

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Theresa May’s new FGM reporting rules ‘will stop families seeking help’ – The Guardian

‘Plans by the home secretary, Theresa May, to force health professionals to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police are unlikely to lower the extent of abuse and risk dissuading families from seeking medical help, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2015

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Good Samaritan Law – BBC Unreliable Evidence

Posted January 15th, 2015 in crime, doctors, duty of care, homicide, negligence, news, nurses, volunteers by sally

‘Clive Anderson and guests ask why Britain, unlike many other countries in the world, has no general law which requires people to behave like good Samaritans, punishing those who fail to help others in trouble.’

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BBC Unreliable Evidence, 14th January 2015

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Paediatrician goes on trial for alleged historical rapes at Stoke Mandeville – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, doctors, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A consultant paediatrician raped and indecently assaulted young girls in the 1970s and 80s thinking he was “bomb-proof” because no one would believe a child over him, a jury has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2015

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