Poor care costing the NHS up to £2.5 billion every year

Poor care costing the NHS up to £2.5 billion every year

Frontier Economics’ published report, “Exploring the costs of unsafe care in the NHS” which was recently prepared for the Department of Health has outlined astonishing figures in relation to monies spent on poor care each year.

 

The report considers the costs of preventable adverse events in various areas of healthcare and reflects upon past figures that have been presented in…

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Cancer doctor harmed patients

Cancer doctor harmed patients

Over a thousand cancer patients last week woke up to find worrying letters on their doorstep after a review found errors in Hospital treatment have caused many patients “serious significant harm”.

 

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have written to 1,200 prostate and bladder cancer patients who were under the care of Mr Paul Miller between 2006 and 2013.

 

The Consultant Urologist was suspended from his position at the…

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“Sorry seems to be the hardest word”

“Sorry seems to be the hardest word”

Whilst these were the lyrics of Elton John in 1976, there is a perception the well-known words can be used to describe the sentiment of doctors and hospitals across the UK when things go wrong.

 

There is a fear that patients are being denied information when things go wrong in their care in a climate where the NHS is under overwhelming pressure to meet targets and limit its…

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More bad press for Mid Staffs General Hospital

More bad press for Mid Staffs General Hospital

In the run up to the takeover of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, the failings of Mid Staffs General Hospital have been highlighted once again after an inquest finds that a patient’s death was aggravated by the hospital’s failure to provide basic medical attention and amounted to neglect.

 

John Moore – Robinson injured himself during a mountain biking accident in 2006. He reported difficulties breathing to ambulance staff who…

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Care home negligence and secret filming

Care home negligence and secret filming

The Care Quality Commission is set to release guidance for worried families on how to take CCTV footage of their loved ones in care homes.

 

This comes after an increasing number of families have used secret surveillance, concerned by the standard of care their relatives were receiving. Many felt that they had no other option, fearing that their complaints to care home managers about abuse and mistreatment were…

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