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Basildon Hospital issued with "urgent" safety deadline.

An NHS hospital where a woman bled to death in childbirth has been given an "urgent" deadline to keep patients at its maternity unit safe. Health and care watchdog, Care Quality Commission (CQC) found unsafe staffing levels at the unit at Basildon...

GPs' knowledge of eating disorders "woeful" says Coroner after student's death

A coroner said GPs' knowledge of eating disorders was "woeful and inadequate" after an inquest into the death of a severely anorexic woman, Madeline Wallace, who died from sepsis. Coroner, Sean Horstead, told the inquest at Huntingdon Law...

'Fire break' lockdown in Wales.

Wales has gone into a "short, sharp" national lockdown until 9 November as “a firebreak” to combat rising Covid-19 cases. People have been told to stay at home and pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops are shut. Primary...

Errors during surgery revealed by whistleblower 'contributed' to woman's death.

  The husband of a woman who died following complications with her hospital treatment for a digestive condition called for an investigation after an inquest into her death Susan Warby, 57, who had been diagnosed with the digestive condition in 1997,...

Nurse struck off for wrongly prescribing medicines.

A nurse was struck off for prescribing medicine to hospital patients more than 300 times when he was not allowed to do so. Ian Evans worked as a consultant nurse for stroke patients at South Petherton Community Hospital, Somerset. He filled out 313...

Coronavirus spreading in care homes - again.

  The coronavirus is spreading through care homes again, according to leaked documents that show the government is failing to protect the most vulnerable from the spiralling number of cases. A Department of Health report marked “official...

Waste management company fined after worker's leg amputation.

  A London waste management company has been fined for breaching safety legislation after an agency worker had part of a leg amputated after being struck by a moving excavator. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 12 September 2017, the...

Fire risk of emollient skin creams.

People who use emollient creams to treat dry and itchy skin conditions are being warned they can build up in fabrics and cause them to catch fire more easily. The medicines regulator says clear warnings on product packaging are needed to alert consumers. ...

Uninsured surgeon struck off.

A cosmetic surgeon, who worked without adequate insurance for operations that went wrong, has been struck off. One woman, from County Durham, cannot close her eyes properly after being operated on by Dr Arnaldo Paganelli, while others did not receive...

Tate attacker warned of murder plan a year earlier.

The teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern in London had spoken about plans to push someone off a high building about a year earlier. The claim comes from a care worker to Jonty Bravery who says opportunities to stop...
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