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Nurse accused of Stepping Hill murders denied bail

A nurse accused of murdering and poisoning hospital patients will remain in jail after his application for bail was refused.

Exclusive: NMC to gain new powers to re-open fitness to practise cases

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to be granted new powers by the government to allow it to re-open closed fitness to practise cases, Nursing Times has been told by the regulator’s chief executive and registrar.

Overhaul of regulation laws includes call for 'clear English' rule

Regulators will be able to strike off or discipline nurses, doctors and other health workers who cannot communicate clearly in English, under plans announced this week.

Nurse remanded on murder charges

A nurse accused of murdering and poisoning hospital patients has made his first Crown Court appearance.

Nurse appears in court over Stepping Hill deaths

A nurse has appeared in court charged with murdering three patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.

Assaults are 'sad fact' of being in care home, says judge

A judge who specialises in analysing issues relating to vulnerable people says assaults and serious incidents will inevitably occur at care homes and psychiatric units that house mentally-ill residents.

Fraud costs NHS £7bn - enough to pay for 250,000 nurses

Hundreds of thousands of additional nurses could be employed if the health service reduced the amount of money it loses annually through fraud, a report suggests.

Mental health nursing staff win fight over 'restraint' sacking

A mental health nurse and two healthcare assistants have won a fight to clear their names after being fired over restraining a patient.

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Duty of candour should also cover 'moderate' harm, says review

The “old days” where clinical errors were not disclosed must give way to an environment that allows staff to be trained and supported in “admitting, reporting and learning fully from mistakes”, according to an independent review for the government.

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