Category list : Mid Staffs Inquiry
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Complainants’ voices are as muted as everSubscription
Little has changed for people with grievances against the NHS
The NHS should allow local discretion on nurse staffing levels but trusts will be expected to report against outcome measures to support patient care, according to an NHS Improvement director.
Using independent medical examiners to review deaths in England and Wales could lead to thousands more inquests amid concerns there are not enough pathologists willing to do post mortems.
NHS hospitals in England will start to publish estimates of their annual avoidable death rates later this month, Jeremy Hunt has told a major patient safety summit.
The NHS is continuing to recruit record levels of qualified nursing staff, according to the latest workforce data – but some groups such as district nursing have seen double digit falls.
The NHS must stop victimising bereaved families Subscription
Bereaved families of systemic failure-related deaths have far too often become second victims, due to the NHS’s misguided secrecy and focus on reputation management, writes Shaun Lintern
Serious concerns have been raised about the Care Quality Commission’s handling of fit and proper person regulations after a complaint against a chief executive left one trust facing a bill of £200,000 for an independent investigation, HSJ can reveal.
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.