Delays in cancer treatment are occurring in 75% of hospital Trusts.

Unfortunately in some situations time is a critical factor because often the earlier a diagnosis is made and treatment commenced, the better the chances of a patient making a good recovery. If treatment is delayed, this can lead to permanent complications and health issues which could potentially have been avoided. By way of an example, Read More …

Report of the Liverpool Community Health Independent Review

An inquiry into Liverpool Community Health has identified that the Trust was a dysfunction organisation and as  a consequence of financial targets damaged patient services. The report can be found at https://improvement.nhs.uk/documents/2403/LiverpoolCommunityHealth_IndependentReviewReport_V2.pdf The report highlights that staff at the Liverpool service were over stretched, leadership was inadequate and they failed to recognise that the cost Read More …

NHS Care Inspection

Care inspectors  the Care Quality Commission have taken steps to ensure an NHS Hospital Trust improve its safety and leadership in order to protect patients. The Trust in question, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was assessed as requiring improvements to infection control  and privacy. It has been reported by the BBC that the Trust Read More …