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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.
Confidentiality clauses that may stop nurses and doctors that have been sacked or made redundant speaking out about failings in care are to be taken out of standard NHS “settlement agreements” in Scotland.
Mental health nurses will be stationed at nearly 50 police stations across England and Wales by next month.
A new criminal offence of wilful neglect is to cover all formal healthcare settings, including the NHS and the private sector, under proposals revealed by the Department of Health.
Draft rules allowing the introduction of new treatments that could see the creation of babies with three genetic parents have been announced by the government.
The High Court has dismissed an appeal by two former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust nurses who were struck off for misconduct and altering accident and emergency waiting times.
The chief executive of South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust, who was accused of “nepotism” by two whistleblowers, has been suspended with immediate effect.
Two former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust nurses who were struck off for altering accident and emergency waiting times are to launch a High Court bid next week to overturn their ban.
NHS hospitals will have to submit data on the number of girls and women who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM), the government has announced.
A midwife from London is calling for more support for women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM).