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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.
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’.