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The former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has today pleaded guilty to charges brought under health and safety legislation relating to four patient deaths.
An independent review into the death of a three-year-old boy at Stafford Hospital will examine whether there should be a second inquest after its terms of reference were expanded, HSJ has learned.
HSJ care quality correspondent Will Hazell says the Care Quality Commission’s proposal to move to a less hands-on inspection system will be a tough test for its ability to use information.
The former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust is to face criminal charges in relation to the deaths of four patients.
The growth rate in NHS nurse numbers in England has halved this year compared to last year, with experts claiming the slowdown could mark a return to trusts prioritising budgets over safe staffing.
What must be considered
A West Midlands paramedic has been struck off after posting on Facebook that he hoped Julie Bailey, who helped expose poor care at Stafford Hospital, would suffer ‘a life threatening illness’.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will publish recommended nurse staffing levels for accident and emergency departments despite being asked by NHS England to drop the work, HSJ can reveal.
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The journed to a safer health service
A leaked NHS England study has revealed a significant relationship between the number of nurses on duty in hospitals and 40 indicators of patient care and outcomes.