Hospital chief executive steps down after investigation is launched into patient deaths

Hospital chief executive steps down after investigation is launched into patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.

Hospital chief executive "steps down" amid concerns over patient death rates

Hospital chief executive 'steps down' amid concerns over patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today He said: 'Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother' , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.

Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were" fiddled to improve results"

Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were' fiddled to improve results' Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many deaths were recorded from septicaemia than expectedAround 800 deaths recorded as this rather than the expected 200 Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, has quitRobert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother', he added .

Local hospital trusts to be banned from blacklisting drugs backed by health watchdog

End of the postcode lottery Local hospital trusts to be banned from blacklisting drugs backed by health watchdog | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 9 August 2012 Primary Care Trusts will be stopped from blacklisting drugs approved by the NHS drug rationing watchdog from April 2013, according to the Department of Health.

Electro-convulsive therapy: How electric shock treatment can treat severe depression

Scientists finally solve 75-year-old riddle of how controversial electric shock treatment can treat severe depression Electro-convulsive therapy involves electric shock being passed through cortex of the brain | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 19 March 2012 Scientists have finally discovered how one of psychiatry's most controversial treatments can help patients with severe depression.

"Codswallop! Don"t lie to me Mr Lansley": Fury of pensioner who confronted Health Secretary outside NHS meeting

'Codswallop! Don't lie to me, Mr Lansley': Fury of pensioner who confronted Health Secretary outside NHS meeting75-year-old June Hautot said she'd 'had enough' of Andrew Lansley Opponents to Health Bill have been shut out from Downing Street, claims Shadow Health SecretaryHealth Minister accuses Labour of turning NHS reforms into 'game of political football'Prime Minister accused of playing 'divide and rule' The Health Secretary was accused of talking ‘codswallop’ in a confrontation with an angry pensioner outside Downing Street today.

PM to show NHS chiefs his reforms are working by unveiling statistics that reveal emergency admissions are falling

PM accused of playing 'dangerous game of divide and rule' over disputed Health Bill Opponents to Health Bill have been shut out from Downing Street, claims Shadow Health SecretaryHealth Minister accuses Labour of turning NHS reforms into 'game of political football' David Cameron has been accused of deepening divisions in the health service after it emerged that opponents of controversial NHS reforms were excluded from a key Downing Street summit.