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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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
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
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
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