Woman woke up on operating table as surgeons prepared to remove appendix – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2014 in damages, hospitals, medical treatment, news, psychiatric damage by tracey

‘A woman who woke up on the operating table as surgeons prepared to remove her appendix but was unable to scream out, has won damages from the hospital responsible for the anaesthetic error.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2014

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Elderly ‘suffer in silence’ under NHS care, says watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2014 in care homes, complaints, elderly, hospitals, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Dame Julie Mellor, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, said elderly can be too frightened or polite to complain about inadequate care.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2014

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Competition watchdog reduces London hospital sell-off requirement – OUT-Law.com

Posted April 4th, 2014 in competition, hospitals, news, public private partnerships by sally

‘Private hospital operator HCA must sell one or two of its central London hospitals, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said, after the watch-dog found evidence that HCA was charging more than competitors and overcharging for routine procedures, the Financial Times reports.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2014

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Kent hospitals admit failings over Simon Willson death – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in health, hospitals, mental health, negligence, news, suicide by tracey

‘Two NHS trusts have admitted failures in the care of a father of two who was found hanged in a hospital toilet.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2014

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NHS ‘bad eggs’ could be struck off under new regulation plans drawn up by the Law Commission in response to Mid-Staffs scandal – The Independent

‘NHS staff who perform poorly in their job could face being struck off, under wide-ranging plans drawn up by the Law Commission.’

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The Independent, 2nd April 2014

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Poor care ‘resulted in North Yorkshire baby’s death’ – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2014 in birth, hospitals, midwives, news, standards by sally

‘A hospital has admitted failings in medical care and poor communication resulted in a child being stillborn.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2014

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Privacy groups raise complaint with ICO over cloud-stored data from hospital records – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 19th, 2014 in data protection, hospitals, internet, medical records, news, ombudsmen, privacy by tracey

‘The UK’s Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has been asked to investigate whether privacy rules were breached when data collected from hospitals was uploaded to cloud servers operated by Google.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th March 2014

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Mother steals identity from other pregnant mum to stop child from going into care – The Independent

Posted March 12th, 2014 in children, hospitals, identity fraud, news, pregnancy, social services by tracey

‘A pregnant woman used the identity of another woman which she had taken from a social networking site when she was giving birth, to stop authorities from removing the child from her care.’

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The Independent, 11th March 2014

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Law on hospital blame ‘does not go far enough’ – The Independent

Posted March 10th, 2014 in health, hospitals, inquiries, mistake, news by sally

‘A father who has campaigned for 24 years to hold doctors to account for the death of his son from a treatable disease has said that landmark proposals to impose a duty of candour on all healthcare organisations would be a huge advance – but do not go far enough.’

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The Independent, 9th March 2014

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‘Unacceptable’ failings and overcrowding found in NHS hospitals – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2014 in hospitals, news, quality assurance by tracey

‘Unacceptably poor outpatient care, overcrowding and delays in Accident & Emergency units have been highlighted in the first national report following a new NHS inspection regime. Inspectors who visited a cross-section of 18 hospitals across the country found patients were waiting far too long in casualty units, and for appointments to see consultants and undergo tests.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2014

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Proposed wilful neglect law may see up to 240 health prosecutions a year – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2014 in consultations, hospitals, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Up to 240 prosecutions a year alleging wilful neglect or ill-treatment of patients could take place under a new criminal offence to be introduced in England following the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal, the government says.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2014

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Ombudsman report into Joshua Titcombe death finds pain was inflicted by ‘inappropriate emails’ – The Independent

Posted February 28th, 2014 in birth, complaints, electronic mail, hospitals, midwives, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘“Inappropriate” emails sent by staff at an NHS trust caused offence and distress to a family who had already lost their baby because of avoidable lapses in his care, the health service ombudsman has said.’

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The Independent, 27th February 2014

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Jeremy Hunt: Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust will be dissolved – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2014 in health, hospitals, news by sally

‘The troubled Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust will be dissolved, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed, with its two hospitals taken over by neighbouring NHS Trusts.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2014

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Stafford Hospital: Hunt to decide whether to dissolve NHS Trust – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2014 in administrators, hospitals, inquiries, news, ombudsmen, standards by tracey

‘Managers at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital are waiting to hear whether Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will dissolve the trust that runs it. Administrators want Mr Hunt to scrap the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust and move services to other hospitals. Local people are planning a legal challenge if that decision is taken.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2014

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Stafford hospital to be sentenced over poor care of diabetic patient who died – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2014 in health & safety, hospitals, news, sentencing by sally

‘Details of the poor care received by a 66-year-old diabetic patient who died at the scandal-hit Stafford hospital have emerged as the trust responsible is set to be sentenced over its failings.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2014

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New government measures to end FGM – Home Office

Posted February 6th, 2014 in child abuse, female genital mutilation, health, hospitals, news by sally

‘A government declaration to end FGM in the UK and around the world marked International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.’

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Home Office, 6th February 2014

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Ian Brady – the Mental Health Tribunal’s decision commented upon by Denise Marson – Sovereign Chambers

‘On the 24th January 2014 the First-Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care)(Mental Health) published its reasons for the Tribunal’s decision regarding Mr Brady’s application for discharge which had received wide-ranging media attention at the latter end of 2013. Mr Brady’s application was to be discharged from Ashworth High Secure Hospital and be returned to prison. There was no possibility of him being discharged directly into the community by the Tribunal. He is now 75 years old.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 29th January 2014

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Mental Health Act detentions up 12% – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2014 in detention, hospitals, mental health, news, quality assurance, standards, statistics by sally

‘The number of people in England being detained under the Mental Health Act has risen by 12% in the past five years, according to the NHS regulator.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2014

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Way cleared for family’s challenge over ‘do not resuscitate’ orders – The Guardian

‘Appeal court judges have cleared the way for a family to continue their legal challenge over the way decisions are made not to attempt resuscitation of critically ill patients in England.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Ian Brady’s bid for transfer to jail rejected for his own safety – The Guardian

‘Moors murderer Ian Brady’s bid to be transferred from hospital to jail was rejected for his own health and safety, a judge said on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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