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 .

Olympic security: London’s green space transformed by anti-aircraft guns for Olympic ring of steel

Armed and ready: For the first time since the Second World War, London”s green space is transformed by anti-aircraft guns for Olympic ring of steelRapier and high-velocity missile systems are being installed in Leytonstone, Bow, Blackheath Common and Oxleas Wood, Enfield and Epping ForestIt is the biggest peacetime security operation the country has ever seen

60m promised to cancer victims hasn"t been spent: Patients "having to jump through hoops" to get drugs they need

60m promised to cancer victims hasn't been spent: Patients 'having to jump through hoops' to get drugs they need | UPDATED: 00:16 GMT, 23 April 2012 Controversial: The flagship fund set up by the Government to provide life-extending drugs for cancer sufferers is millions of pounds underspent while patients still face red tape in trying to get treatment The flagship fund set up by the Government to provide life-extending drugs for cancer sufferers is millions of pounds underspent while patients still face red tape in trying to get treatment.

NHS reforms: Health and Social Care Bill faces further changes from Lib Dem peers

Competition NOT better for NHS: Lib Dem peers seek to rewrite key sections of Health and Social Care Bill Lib Dems are opposed to both increasing competition and giving 'favours' to the private sector Royal College of Physicians calls emergency meeting on whether to ballot its members over bill Ministers are braced for further controversy over the Government's controversial NHS reforms as the Health and Social Care Bill resumes its troubled passage through the House of Lords.

Fury of pensioner who confronted Health Secretary outside NHS meeting

'Codswallop! Don't lie to me, Mr Lansley': Fury of pensioner (who just happens to be former union firebrand) confronting Health Secretary over NHS reforms outside No 10 75-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.

Staffing crisis in casualty wards forces NHS bosses to turn to military medics

Hospitals call in Army: Staffing crisis in casualty wards forces NHS bosses to turn to military medics Pontefract Hospital has struggled to recruit middle-management doctorsShadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, described offered solution as 'deeply worrying' A recruitment crisis has forced hospitals to call in Army medical staff to run their accident and emergency departments.

Cancer Drugs Fund: Millions haven"t been spent – and patients are paying the price

Cancer fund betrayal: It promised 200m for vital drugs, but millions haven”t been spent – and patients are paying the price Patients being turned down in underspent regions – with some funding their own drugs The flagship fund set up by the Government to provide life-extending drugs for cancer sufferers is millions of pounds underspent while patients are still being rejected for treatment. Almost 200million was allocated to the Cancer Drugs Fund during this financial year yet alarming figures show that in some areas less than one-fifth of money has been spent.