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Psychiatric hospitals should have a legal obligation to publish investigations into the deaths of detained mental health patients, according to a human rights investigation, which has found “serious cracks” in the detention system.
Thames Valley Police has launched a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive, the Care Quality Commission and Bracknell Forest Council following two unexplained deaths.
All regulated health and social care professionals will in the future be legally required to report “known” cases of female genital mutilation in children under the age of 18, according to government proposals.
Ministers should extend the legal protection for NHS staff who raise whistleblowing concerns through a system to also help those out of work find new jobs in the service, the Francis review has said.
Legislative changes being introduced by the government have sparked fears of another fee rise from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
I admitted a frail older patient to the ward last week and began the daunting task of completing all the paperwork.
New legislation intended to ensure nursing directors and other senior healthcare professionals are held to account for care failings under their watch is one step closer to being passed.
A former nursing director is among the first senior NHS managers to be referred to the Care Quality Commission under new “fit and proper person” regulations, Nursing Times has learned.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has met a performance target for getting cases to a hearing within six months of being referred from the investigating committee.
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