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A doctor implicated in a scandal at Gosport Memorial Hospital has said she was "doing her best" for patients. Jane Barton (pictured) said she was a "hard-working doctor" working in a "inadequately resourced" part of the NHS. A damning report into the scandal published last week concluded that hundreds of…
A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed. Sylvia Giffin was among those who first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Hampshire hospital nearly 30 years ago.…
The NHS needs to face up to its failings and ensure a scandal similar to that at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital does not happen again, a leading health chief has said. "Truly shocking" revelations that more than 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at…
Criminal charges could be brought following "truly shocking" revelations that more than 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. A damning report found an additional 200 patients were "probably" similarly administered with opioids between 1989 and 2000, without medical justification.…
Nursing staff first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Gosport Memorial Hospital nearly 30 years ago but their fears were "silenced" by management, the inquiry reveals. Early in 1991, Anita Tubbritt, a staff nurse at the hospital rang Keith Murray, the local Royal College…
Criminal charges could be brought following "truly shocking" revelations that the lives of more than 450 people had been shortened by the prescribing and administering of opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. A damning report found an additional 200 patients were "probably" similarly affected between 1989…
Concerns about the care of older patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital have been the subject of scrutiny since 1998. Families of those who died have persistently sought a full and independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of their relatives and the care they received prior to death.…
Here is the full text of Bishop James Jones's statement on the publication of the report of the Gosport Independent Panel: Institutionalised practice of the shortening of lives The documents reveal at Gosport War Memorial Hospital from 1989 to 2000 an institutionalised practice of the shortening of lives through prescribing…
An "institutionalised regime" of prescribing and administering opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital shortened the lives of more than 450 people, an inquiry has found. An additional 200 patients were "probably" similarly affected between 1989 and 2000, when taking into account missing records, according to a…
A 30-year-old man has been jailed for 23 years for drugging and raping men he met on the dating app Grindr, according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Sam Ashley, also known as Davis, 30, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court after being found guilty of four…
A woman jailed for five years after falsely accusing a soldier of rape has lost an appeal against her sentence. Rebecca Palmer, 26, from Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire, made a series of false allegations after the victim told her he wanted nothing to do with her. London's Court of…
Parliament's Standards Commissioner has opened an inquiry into Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his failure to declare an investment in luxury flats for rent. Mr Hunt has already apologised for failing to declare a business interest with both Companies House and the parliamentary register of MPs' interests. But Commissioner Kathryn…
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