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Patients More Likely To Die if Their Nurse Is Caring For More Than Six People

New research from the University of Southampton and King’s College London found that if a nurse was looking after more than six patients at […]

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600 Babies Could Be Saved Each Year if Basic Guidelines Were Followed

Sands stillbirth and neonatal charity have released data from the Office of National Statistics that says British women are more likely to give birth […]

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Doctor’s Strike to go Ahead

Next week’s junior doctors’ strike is due to go ahead after talks with the government have failed to reach a solution. The walk out […]

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Pensioner Dies On Operating Table Because Of Spelling Mistake

A series of errors, including a spelling mistake in her name, lead to the avoidable death of 85-year-old Irmgard Cooper, an inquest heard. The […]

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NHS 111 failings led to baby’s deaths

The Daily Mail has reported that four children, including a baby have died after doctors and the NHS 111 hotline failed to spot their […]

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550 Patients Recalled to Hospital Following a Surgeon Being Charged with Wounding Patients

A breast surgeon has been charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding 11 patients. Dr Ian Paterson, who was suspended by the General Medical Council […]

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Junior Doctors’ Strike Called Off

Next Tuesday’s 48-hour walk out by all junior doctors has been called off by the British Medical Association (BMA), according to the BBC. The […]

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A&E misdiagnosis leads to patient death

A&E departments are under a lot of pressure and the latest report from the NHS Litigation Authority states that 12% of clinical negligence claims […]

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Junior doctors strike despite calls from hospitals at breaking point

At least one hospital has asked junior doctors to return back to work following pressures on patient care, caused by the medics walking out. […]

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BBC investigation finds GP lists are closed

A freedom of information request by the BBC found that at least 100 surgeries applied to NHS England to stop accepting new patients in […]

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Are short doctor’s appointments damaging patient care?

A 22-year-old student was told by a doctor in Luton to buy an inhaler and look up how to use it on YouTube, after […]

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Elderly people unsure how to make complaints about poor care

A report by Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Julie Mellor, found that 56% of those aged over 65 who had a problem with their […]

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