Inquiry after 54 deaths at Russells Hall Hospital’s A&E
A West Midlands hospital A&E is being investigated after concerns were raised over the deaths of 54 patients in a six-month period.
The top surgeon who harmed patients for years
A top surgeon harmed patients for years and the health board did not have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes, a BBC investigation has found.
Poor hospital discharge process puts patients ‘at risk’
As reported by the BBC, patients are being put at risk because of a lack of staff awareness about discharging them from hospital.
Immediate stop to NHS vaginal mesh operations
NHS England has announced an immediate curb on mesh operations following safety concerns.
Breast scan error ‘shortened up to 270 lives’
Up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening. This information comes from the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Worrying delays in diagnosis of prostate cancer
A report by charity Orchid has revealed that four in 10 prostate cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed late.
Private hospitals warned over surgeons
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has expressed concerns the some of the failings that allowed rogue surgeon Ian Paterson to harm patients are widespread across private hospitals.
Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths
The BBC has published a story highlighting research that suggests GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes may be making 237 million errors a year - the equivalent of one mistake made for every five drugs handed out.
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust admit errors in incorrect reporting on Smear Tests
For most women, having a routine smear test can be a worrying time but after receiving the ‘’all clear’’ it is only natural to forget about the test until the next time it creeps round, three years later.