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  • Paula Vasco-Knight

    Former trust chief guilty of fraud avoids jail


    A former hospital trust chief executive has been given a 16 month suspended jail term after she had pleaded guilty to fraudulently paying her husband more than £11,000.

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    Updated: Former trust chief faces jail after pleading guilty to fraud


    A former hospital trust chief executive faces jail after she pleaded guilty to fraudulently paying her husband more than £11,000.

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    Former trust chief accused of unlawfully paying husband £20,000


    Paula Vasco-Knight accused of two charges of fraud when she was chief executive of Torbay and South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust Court hears she commissioned her husband to produce a newsletter and a leadership document that was never submitted to the NHS Ms Vasco-Knight failed to declare interest in ...

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    NHS manager guilty of £153,600 fraud avoids jail


    Lisa Hill and Ian Watson admitted defrauding the NHS of £153,600 Judge suspended two year jail term for two years Money was used to train GPs in mental health care A senior clinical commissioning group manager and clinical lead on its board have avoided being immediately jailed after ...

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    CCG manager convicted of £153,600 fraud


    A senior clinical commissioning group manager and a leading GP on its board defrauded the NHS of £153,600 set aside to treat patients over winter into the bank account of a company they controlled.

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    Maidstone trial: Anaesthetist previously made 'basic failings', court hears


    The first corporate manslaughter prosecution of an NHS trust continues at Inner London Crown Court Trial follows death of Frances Cappuccini after she gave birth by emergency caesarean section in October 2012 at Pembury Hospital Anaesthetist was allowed to continue working after “inadequacies” were found in his care of ...

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    Whistleblowing claimant 'not acting in good faith', tribunal finds


    A psychologist who claimed she faced detriment at the hands of an NHS trust after whistleblowing about patient care has lost her case.

  • Julie Mellor

    Ombudsman: Errors 'hit every generation'


    NHS errors have had a “devastating impact” on every generation from the cradle to the grave, a new report from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman reveals.

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    GPs 'should diagnose social ills'


    Family doctors should be on the lookout for signs of radicalisation, trafficking or cyber-bullying in child patients, according to the professional body for GPs.

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    Secure hospitals staff to strike


    Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will strike on October 24 following a dispute with the government over health workers’ pay.

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    Radiographers to strike over pay


    Radiographers across the UK will strike on October 20 in the latest outbreak of industrial action against the government’s decision not to accept a recommended 1 per cent pay rise for all NHS staff.

  • Andy Burnham

    GP appointments 'crisis' criticised


    Booking a GP appointment is just as difficult as snaring sought after concert tickets, MPs were told, as Labour warned the NHS is at “breaking point”.

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    Gynaecologist denies defrauding NHS


    A gynaecologist who was unfit to work defrauded the NHS out of tens of thousands of pounds, a jury has heard.

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    Come clean over treatment errors, regulators urge


    Health professionals must be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong with their treatment, regulators have said.

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    CQC raises dementia care concerns


    Dementia sufferers are likely to experience poor care as they move between residential homes and hospitals because of an “unacceptable gap” in quality, a new report says.

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    More UK doctors coming from Europe


    More doctors are coming from Europe to work in the UK than ever, according to a report by the General Medical Council.

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    Whistleblower 'bullied by bosses'


    West London Mental Health Trust has accused a whistleblower of constructing “conspiracy theories” during an employment tribunal in which it faces bullying claims.

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    Warning over trauma admissions


    Doctors have warned that major trauma admissions among the elderly are increasing across the UK but their care is currently “poorly managed”.

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    Concern over ambulance queue death


    Heartbroken relatives of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital have demanded an apology from health bosses.

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    Mental health patients 'let down'


    Almost one in three people with mental health problems do not know where to turn in the event of a crisis, new figures show.