Trainee doctors are being paid more than 2,000 A DAY by the NHS in 'out of control' agency payments scandalAgency doctors have cost the public 2bn since 2010/11Figures show a trust spent 15,000 for one doctor for a weekTories blame EU rules limiting doctors' working hours By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:24 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 8 April 2013 Health minister Dr Daniel Poulter says the NHS is clamping down on excessive spending on agency doctors The NHS is paying trainee doctors more than 2,000 for a day’s work, it has emerged.
Father died on hospital bathroom floor after doctors failed to give him life-saving drugs Edward McKean, 52, died on bathroom floor at University Hospital CoventryHad undergone surgery to remove a benign brain tumour three weeks earlier He died of a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the pulmonary arteryHad not received vital blood-thinning drugs which could have saved himInquest heard junior doctor missed the drugs off his medication chart'Neglect' contributed to death and doctors missed opportunities to save him By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 2 April 2013 Edward McKean, 52, died after doctors failed to notice he was not receiving vital drugs A father-of-three died on the bathroom floor of a hospital after a junior doctor left life-saving drugs off his medication chart, an inquest has heard.
'I want my children to know how much I loved them': Dying mother writes heartbreaking blog about cancer treatment so her young family can remember her Katie Scarbrough, 32, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2012She underwent chemotherapy but in September was told it hadn't workedShe has been writing a blog for her children since starting her treatmentShe hopes it will allow Sam, 8, and Sophie, 4, to understand what happened ” class=”blkBorder” /> Katie, pictured here with Stuart and children Sam, 8, and Sophie, 4, was diagnosed with aggressive bowel cancer in June 2012 Mrs Scarbrough, who was the British junior champion figure skater when she was 18, has blogged the experience in an effort to create memories for her eight-year-old son Sam, and daughter Sophie, four.
Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears Alfie and Harry McQuillan were born at 27 weeks in October 2010Were in a 'good condition' despite being born so early, inquest heardPrescribed morphine to stabilise them but instead given 'excessive dose'Died at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital two days later Nurse in charge, Joanne Thompson, now facing disciplinary hearingAccused of letting less senior member of staff administer wrong dose heard.
Baby left with severe brain damage after junior doctor mistook meningitis for tonsillitis will receive seven-figure sum Health board concedes senior doctor that junior medic said he had asked for a second opinion could not remember being consulted | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 26 April 2012 A judge has awarded a seven-figure sum to a child who suffered severe brain damage as a baby after a junior doctor failed to diagnose meningitis.
'High risk' mother left in agony for 90mins after medics dismiss her failing pregnancy as urine infection Midwives and junior doctors adopted a 'wait and see policy' that resulted in stillbirthHospital says staff have since been 'retrained' A mother was left in agonising pain for over 90 minutes when bungling medics dismissed her failing pregnancy as a urine infection.
Just hours after UK health chiefs say controversial breast implants are safe, French government tells 30,000 women “have them removed” British health official accuses French government of causing “unnecessary alarm” The French government has urged tens of thousands of women today to have their breast implants removed just hours after doctors and safety chiefs in Britain insisted they caused no health risk.
Newly qualified doctors feel poorly prepared to look after very ill patientsHospitals with fewer senior staff on duty show higher death ratesPatients have the right to “qualified and adequately experienced doctors” says health minister