Calls for law change as Mental Health Act detainees taking their lives at ‘appalling’ rates

14.08.18: Women and girls detained under the Mental Health Act are taking their lives at “appalling” rates, new figures have revealed. Data produced by the CQC in partnership with mental health charity Agenda found that women’s self...

Gloucestershire trust boss who treated NHS as a ‘cash machine’ jailed

13.08.18: A senior NHS manager who coaxed his trust for £650,000 to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed. Royston Dyke, 58, of Ivy Mews, Stroud Road, Gloucester, was the ringleader of a gang who defrauded Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Founda...

Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

13.08.18: The formerly struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has won her Court of Appeal challenge and is free to practise medicine again. Dr Bawa-Garba said she was “whole-heartedly sorry” for mistakes that led to the death of a six-year-old b...

London GP surgery suspended by CQC after ‘significant safety concerns’

13.08.18: A London borough GP surgery has been suspended by the health inspectorate. CQC inspectors suspended the Staunton Group Practice in Wood Green, north London, following an inspection in May 2018 which highlighted “significant concerns&r...

Record-high number of non-urgent patients awaiting op as July piles on pressure

10.08.18: The number of patients waiting over a year for non-urgent surgery across England has risen to its highest rate in more than six years, performance figures show. With 3,517 patients waiting for their operation, mounting demand and pressure o...