A private hospital group has been fined £300,000 after a 14-year-old NHS-funded patient died in its care.
Publication of nurse staffing levels at each hospital in England – introduced after the Francis Inquiry to boost safety – has been quietly dropped, HSJ can reveal.
A major London teaching trust has accelerated a trust-wide training programme after reporting seven never events in its financial year to date, including two in one month.
NHS England is to publish quarterly lists of all the “never events” – the worst preventable mistakes – recorded in the NHS, broken down by trust, HSJ can reveal.
Hundreds of hospital patients have suffered basic, preventable mistakes that should “never” happen in the NHS during the last four years including having surgical instruments left inside them and operations being carried out on the wrong body part, figures suggest.