A senior coroner is investigating whether the deaths of five patients with eating disorders in Cambridgeshire are connected by systemic care failings, HSJ can reveal.
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for further global action on patient safety, and revealed the UK will give £70m to improve standards overseas.
A community hospital in Oxford will close temporarily at the end of the month because of major nursing shortages.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay