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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…
A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a cancer patient who was not given the correct antibiotics. Father-of-three Simon Tulitt (pictured) was admitted to the Royal Derby Hospital for routine surgery for a cancerous growth on his bowel on May 28 2013. The 62-year-old contracted sepsis, also referred…
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…
An "extraordinary and bright" teenager who suffered a devastating brain injury at birth is in line for multimillion pound damages from the NHS. Becky Tyler, from Crawley in West Sussex, was born starved of oxygen at East Surrey Hospital in 2002. Her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and…
A hospital where patients were left waiting on trolleys and delays were "manipulated" to make them appear less frequent has been told it must improve. Inspectors from health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) praised staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but said they were unable to provide…
The NHS is to get an extra £384 million a week after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. In a major announcement to mark the 70th anniversary of the health service, the PM has said it will receive an additional £20 billion a year in real terms funding by…
Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill was blocked due to the efforts of Philip Davies (Shipley) and former…
The NHS could benefit from a "radical simplification" of streamlining and making social care free at the point of need, former Labour and Tory health ministers have suggested. Lord Ara Darzi and Lord David Prior, now Labour and Conservative peers respectively, have proposed a number of radical reforms that would…
The NHS is to be able to recruit thousands more medical staff from abroad, after the Government announced a relaxation on visas. Doctors and nurses are to be excluded from the cap on so-called "Tier 2" visas for skilled workers from non-EU countries, imposed by Theresa May when she was…
The number of patients waiting longer than the recommended 18 weeks to start planned NHS hospital treatment has reached the highest number in almost a decade by exceeding half a million, official figures show. NHS England referral to treatment (RTT) statistics for April show 500,068 patients waited more than 18…
Patients with pre-existing mental health conditions feel they are treated with less respect and dignity while staying in hospital, according to the results of a wide-ranging survey. This group reported worse experiences across most areas of care, including how well their needs and preferences were respected, than those without diagnosed…
The NHS has unveiled plans to cut unnecessarily long hospital stays, freeing up thousands of beds ahead of next winter. Around 350,000 patients spend more than three weeks in hospital every year but many are well enough to be discharged, NHS England said. Health bosses will aim to reduce this…