Shaun Lintern is a news reporter on Health Service Journal who contribures regularly to Nursing Times. He writes mainly about workforce issues and also covers mental health.
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More than 200 deaths of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have been investigated by an independent inquiry.
NHS England has pulled out of an investigation into the treatment and death of a baby girl, left brain damaged after nurses and doctors failed to monitor or treat her high blood pressure.
NHS mental health providers have lost thousands of nursing posts, amid accusations services are being “looted” to implement safe staffing levels in the acute sector in the wake of the Francis report into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
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