Crispin Dowler is a Nursing Times and HSJ reporter. For Nursing Times, Crispin covers end of life and palliative care, cancer, critical care and perioperative care. Crispin's focus for HSJ is on finance and the private sector.
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The foundation trust regulator Monitor has launched an investigation into Calderstones Partnership Foundation Trust, after allegations that a patient was abused there.
Nurse staffing levels were not always sufficient across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and in need of urgent review, particularly on elderly care wards, the Keogh review has found.
The Keogh review of high death rate trusts has called for urgent action to address insufficient nurse staffing, inadequate supervision of junior doctors, and insufficient access to critical care beds at Tameside Hospital.
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- Acute FTs push back workforce reduction plans
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