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Care Quality Commission reveals UK "postcode lottery"

David Prior, the chairman of the Care Quality Commission has reported that there are hospitals in the UK “where you would not want to go as a patient”. 559 more words

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Brain damaged patient wins compensation after 20 years

A family has finally won compensation for their daughter 20 years after she was left severely brain damaged following a botched heart operation.

Andrew and Julie Sugden were awarded a seven-figure sum allowing them to provide the necessary care required by their daughter Nathalie for the rest of her life. 586 more words

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Baby death inquest: Rohan Rhodes's ventilator 'removed too early'

A premature baby’s ventilator was removed too soon by hospital staff, his parents told an inquest into his death.

Rohan Rhodes from Narberth, Pembrokeshire, was born 14 weeks early at Singleton Hospital, Swansea, in 2012 and was transferred to St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol, for surgery. 437 more words

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Hidden camera GP permitted to practise

A GP who was caught secretly filming up the skirts of shoppers has been told he is still allowed to practise as a family doctor while investigations are carried out. 435 more words

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Hospital records of all NHS patients sold to insurers

The medical records of every NHS hospital patient in the country have been sold for insurance purposes, The Telegraph can reveal.

The disclosure comes days after controversial plans to extract patient data from GP files were put on hold, amid concerns over the scheme. 625 more words

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Worst hospitals cost NHS £300m

Hospitals at the centre of patient care scandals have cost the NHS almost £300 million in damages over the past five years, according to official figures. 312 more words

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GP services under pressure due to funding cuts, says Royal College of GPs

Patients will fail to get a GP appointment when they are unwell on more than 34m occasions in England this year because funding cuts are affecting services, the Royal College of GPs has warned. 537 more words

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