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Shaun Lintern

Shaun Lintern

Shaun Lintern is a news reporter on Health Service Journal who contributes regularly to Nursing Times. He writes mainly about workforce issues and also covers mental health.

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0203 033 2788


  • Leeds General Infirmary

    Transplants axed and wards shut by ICU nurse shortageSubscription

    15 April, 2016

    Liver transplant operations at one of the country’s flagship teaching hospitals have been cancelled because of a shortage of critical care nurses, it has been revealed.

  • Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

    Former director of nursing suspended by NMCSubscription

    11 April, 2016Comments (3)

    A former nursing director has been suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after a report exposed serious failings at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust.

  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

    A&E 'inadequate, chaotic and compromised safety'Subscription

    8 April, 2016

    Patient safety was compromised by inadequate services and a chaotic environment at Leicester Royal Infirmary, including poor nursing skill mix, according to inspectors.

  • Whistle

    Rules planned to prevent 'blacklisting' of whistleblowersSubscription

    6 April, 2016Comments (1)

    New regulations to try to prevent NHS organisations from blacklisting whistleblowers will be put in place later this year, the Department of Health has confirmed.

  • ludlow community hospital

    Trust's defensive attitude criticised after baby deathSubscription

    5 April, 2016Comments (2)

    A hospital trust’s poor safety culture and defensive attitude towards complaints prevented it from investigating the avoidable death of a baby girl and learning lessons from mistakes in her care, an independent report has concluded.

  • Agency nurse

    Trust denies suggestion HCAs will 'cover nursing gaps'Subscription

    31 March, 2016Comments (3)

    Public minutes from a Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board meeting suggested the trust intends to recruit healthcare assistants to cover gaps in its qualified nursing rotas.

  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Francis inquiry adviser to lead baby death reviewSubscription

    26 March, 2016

    An adviser to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an investigation into the death and treatment of a baby girl whose case exposed a “regulatory gap” in the NHS.

  • Passport

    Nursing should remain on shortage list, say advisorsSubscription

    24 March, 2016

    Government advisors have recommended that ministers keep nursing on the immigration shortage occupation list, in a move likely to help trusts recruit overseas nurses from outside of Europe.

  • Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

    Community trust's failures compared to Mid StaffsSubscription

    22 March, 2016Comments (6)

    A catalogue of governance and care failings at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has been likened to those found at the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in a damning report.

  • Health secretary

    Jeremy Hunt to set out plans to end NHS ‘cover up culture’Subscription

    9 March, 2016Comments (7)

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council will in future “credit” nurses who are honest about mistakes, and there will be legal “safe spaces” for staff offering information about errors, the government has announced.

All by Shaun Lintern