Tag Archives: Dr Foster

NHS Failings Suppressed for “Political” Reasons? (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary A report (NHS England‘s Keogh review), ordered by the government after the publication of the Francis Inquiry into Stafford Hospital, indicates that 14 NHS trusts – with higher-than-expected mortality rates over recent years – may have contributed to 13,000 excess deaths compared with the national average in 2005-10. Professor Sir … Continue reading

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Hospital Death Rates Warnings Ignored (BBC News / Reform / NHS TDA / Verita)

Summary Professor Sir Brian Jarman, director of the Doctor Foster Research Unit at Imperial College in London, has commented that more than 20,000 hospital deaths could have been prevented if warnings about high mortality rates in certain hospitals had been … Continue reading

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National Pain Audit 2010/12: Final Report (Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership)

Summary This National Audit of Pain Services collected detailed data on pain services in England and Wales. The audit was funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and performed in partnership with the British Pain Society and Dr Foster … Continue reading

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Full-to-Bursting Hospitals Pose Potential Dangers (BBC News / Dr Foster / NHS Choices)

Summary The latest Dr Foster Hospital Guide for 2012 indicates that most hospitals in England are “full to bursting”, resulting in potentially dangerous environments for patients. It has been estimated that hospitals should run optimally at around 80-85% capacity to allow room to cope … Continue reading

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