Royal hoax phone call inquest: Nurse ‘took own life’ – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2014 in confidentiality, hospitals, inquests, media, news, nurses, pregnancy, royal family, suicide by tracey

‘A nurse who put through a hoax phone call at a hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated took her own life, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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Gloria Foster inquest: ‘Neglect contributed to death’ – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2014 in care workers, elderly, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, medicines, news by sally

‘Neglect contributed to the death of an elderly woman found dying at home nine days after her care agency was shut in a police raid, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2014

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Lack of Capacity – A Trap for Lawyers Removed? – Zenith PI Blog

‘Increasingly, nowadays, solicitors find themselves acting in personal injuries claims for people who may lack mental capacity. This may or may not be the result of the injuries that they have suffered. Unquestionably, the fact that persons may be at one stage fully capable of conducting litigation and at another stage not presents real difficulties for a solicitor. We have seen recently a settlement set aside because the Claimant, who did not have a Litigation Friend, but did not have capacity could not settle the claim. See the recent local case of Dunhill v Burgin in the Supreme Court, [2014] 1WLR 933. So solicitors face a potentially disastrous situation.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 29th August 2014

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New hospital food rules introduced – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in food, health, hospitals, news by tracey

‘Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new measures being announced by the health secretary.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

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West Herts NHS trust fined nearly £90,000 over asbestos risk – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2014 in asbestos, employment, fines, health & safety, hospitals, news by tracey

‘An NHS trust which put staff at risk to exposure from asbestos for 11 years has been ordered to pay nearly £90,000 by a court.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2014

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Independent review urges NHS whistleblowers to speak – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2014 in hospitals, inquiries, news, standards, whistleblowers by sally

Sir Robert Francis, head of the Mid Staffs public inquiry, calls for an end to a culture of ‘denial and fear’ as he launches first ever independent review of whistleblowing

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2014

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Judge dismisses legal challenge over Hywel Dda’s NHS shake-up plans – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2014 in health, hospitals, judicial review, news, Wales by sally

‘Campaigners against planned changes to hospital services in west Wales have lost three High Court judicial reviews into the legality of the shake-up.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2014

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Government launches inquiry over 100 suspicious deaths at a Hampshire hospital – The Independent

Posted July 10th, 2014 in elderly, hospitals, inquiries, medicines, news, reports by sally

‘A Hillsborough-style inquiry to investigate up to 100 suspicious deaths at a Hampshire hospital during the 1990s is set to be announced by the Government today [9 July].’

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The Independent, 9th July 2014

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Parents of severely ill toddler threatening ‘legal action to keep her alive’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2014 in children, hospitals, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘The parents of Amelia Rose claim a hospital ethics committee ruled staff can refuse to send the 23-month-old to the intensive care unit if her condition deteriorates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2014

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Kingsley Burrell death: ‘insufficient evidence’ to prosecute – BBC News

‘Prosecutors say there is “insufficient evidence” to charge anyone after the death of a man detained under the Mental Health Act.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2014

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Jimmy Savile: detailed investigation reveals reign of abuse across NHS – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2014 in child abuse, hospitals, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The minister in charge when Jimmy Savile was appointed to work at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital said she was “shocked, surprised, startled, disgusted”, as details of his catalogue of abuse within the NHS were exposed.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2014

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Payout over Amy Carter’s hospital death – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2014 in compensation, hospitals, news by sally

‘The parents of a Worcestershire 15-year-old who died from septicaemia have said they feel “bitterly disappointed” a hospital trust has not fully accepted responsibility for her death.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2014

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Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal EPE and another v Eurest (Portugal)—Sociedade Europeia de Restaurantes Lda – WLR Daily

Posted June 24th, 2014 in charities, EC law, hospitals, law reports, public procurement by sally

Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal EPE and another v Eurest (Portugal)—Sociedade Europeia de Restaurantes Lda (Case C‑574/12); ECLI:EU:C:2014:2004; [2014] WLR (D) 272

‘Where a contractor under a public contract was a non-profit association which, at the time of the award of the contract, had as partners not only public sector entities but also private social solidarity institutions carrying out non-profit activities, the requirement for “similar control”, established by the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in order that the award of a public contract could be regarded as an in-house operation, was not met, so that Parliament and Council Directive 2004/18/EC of 31 March 2004 on the co-ordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts applied.’

WLR Daily, 19th June 2014

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Kyle Keen: Toddler death ‘could have been avoided’ – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2014 in child abuse, children, hospitals, negligence, news, reports by sally

‘The death of a toddler could have been avoided if a West Midlands hospital had referred him to social services at an earlier date, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2014

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Do Not Resuscitate notices: Patients’ rights under Article 8 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has declared that the failure of a hospital to consult a patient in their decision to insert a Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Notice in her notes was unlawful and in breach of her right to have her physical integrity and autonomy protected under Article 8.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th June 2014

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Legal duty over resuscitation orders – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2014 in appeals, consultations, duty of care, hospital orders, hospitals, news by sally

‘Doctors have a legal duty to consult with and inform patients if they want to place a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order on medical notes, says the Court of Appeal in England.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2014

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New nursing code: Patients asked to help shape draft – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2014 in codes of practice, consultations, hospitals, news, nurses, standards by sally

‘Patients and the public are being urged to have their say over what standards nurses and midwives should abide by.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2014

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Public Engagement and Commercial Confidentiality – Oil and Water? – Hardwicke Chambers

‘CCGs may face pressure to disclose information about commissioning in at least four ways. From:

Their duties to involve the public in “planning of the commissioning arrangements by the group” (s14 Z2 National Health Service Act 2006).
Their duties to involve individual patients in “their care or treatment” (s14U National Health Service Act 2006).
Applications to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Applications for disclosure, as part of litigation brought by failed tenderers following procurement exercises.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th April 2014

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‘Do not resuscitate’ orders are failing patients, judges told – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 7th, 2014 in consent, hospitals, human rights, medical records, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Human rights watchdog joins family of patient in attempt to clarify rules over whether doctors must consult the seriously ill before deciding whether to resuscitate them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2014

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Gillian Astbury death: Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust fined over patient death – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2014 in costs, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, hospitals, news by sally

‘The health trust which ran Stafford Hospital has been fined £200,000 for failing a diabetic patient who died in its care.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2014

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