Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she rules in inquest of seven week old baby who died of pneumonia


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Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she hears how seven-week-old baby died of pneumonia after being taken to private out-of-hours clinic Dr Shirley Radcliffe said GPs were obliged to practice 'defensive medicine' Axel Peanberg King originally diagnosed with viral infection He died from pneumonia at the age of just seven weeks old His parents had been in contact with private out-of-hours clinic HarmoniFirm has previously come under fire for poor levels of staffing By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 16:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 1 March 2013 A coroner yesterday attacked the box-ticking culture among GPs after hearing how a desperately ill baby was not seen quickly enough.

NHS sends confidential patient letters to be typed by cheap secretarial agencies in India


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NHS sends confidential patient letters to be typed by cheap secretarial agencies in India A series of London-area hospitals has admitted using cheap secretarial agencies in India | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 10 September 2012 The NHS is sending confidential letters about patients to India to be typed, it emerged today.