Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hospital whistleblower ousted from top job over cancer scandal wins £1.2m compensation A hospital chief executive who was unfairly sacked for whistleblowing has won £1.2million compensation. John Watkinson said the ruling exposed bullying in the NHS and a ‘readiness to … Continue reading

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NICE blows £500,000 on office revamp a week after rejecting bowel cancer wonder drug Avastin And is splurging on new staff as well Controversial rationing body NICE has spent £500,000 on a plush office refurbishment – despite turning down life-extending … Continue reading

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NHS hospital at centre of cancer misdiagnosis scandals makes secret payouts to patients And the managers responsible for the dangerous blunders just waltz away A hospital has made secret compensation payouts to victims of misdiagnosis in a scandal over “botched” … Continue reading

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Blundering NHS medics plaster wrong arm of two-year-old who fell off slide and chipped bone Government employees with typical casualness about their work A hospital apologised today and launched an investigation after medical staff plastered the wrong arm of a … Continue reading

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Extensive campaign needed to get safer heart drug approved for the NHS Now approved but only with severe restrictions on its use — You have to be over age 70 to get it, for instance! The fact that the drug … Continue reading

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NHS complaints rise at record rate Complaints about NHS hospitals and community health services rose by a record 13.4 per cent last year, new figures show. It is the biggest annual rise since records began 12 years ago, according to … Continue reading

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British rationing watchdog accused of talking down wonder drug’s power to save lives The NHS rationing body was last night accused of downplaying the benefits of a ‘miracle’ bowel cancer drug to justify banning its use on the health service. … Continue reading

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