Posts Tagged ‘Mid Staffordshire’

No individual prosecutions over Stafford Hospital deaths, police review concludes

A police-led review into high death rates at the former Stafford Hospital has found there is not enough evidence to prosecute any individuals. Staffords...

New NHS patient safety investigation service will begin next year, minister says

A new independent body will investigate instances of clinical failure in the NHS, the government has announced. The Independent Patient Safety Investiga...

We need assurance of safe NHS staffing levels

The RCPE has noted with concern recent reports that NICE has suspended its work into determining safe nurse staffing levels across the NHS, as a result of ...

New measures to cut locum agency spending

The government is introducing measures to reduce NHS trust spending on locums and temporary staffing, particularly for nursing positions. NHS England will...

Beyond the human costs involved in Mid Staffs scandal, there were financial ones too

Sending in special administrators to the country’s most troubled foundation trust took longer and cost more than originally planned, financial regulator ...

Trusts need ‘guardian’ to support whistleblowers

Every NHS hospital must have a 'Guardian' who can provide independent support and advice to staff who want to blow the whistle on patient safety issues, an...

New trust to run renamed Stafford Hospital

A new trust is being set up to run the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital and a second hospital in Stoke. University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trus...

Review on how GMC treats whistleblowers

A former judge has been appointed to investigate the way whistleblowing doctors are treated by the General Medical Council, it has been revealed. Sir An...

“Mid Staffs services safe but not sustainable”

Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspectors of Hospitals has urged the organisations overseeing the moving of services from Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundat...

NICE guidance on hospital nursing levels

New NICE guidance sets out ‘red flag events’ which warn when nurses in charge of shifts must act immediately to ensure they have enough staff to meet t...

Robert Francis joins Care Quality Commission

Robert Francis QC, author of the influential Francis Report, has joined the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Francis's two reports into the catastrophic fa...