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Press Release – Patients Association response to PHSO end-of-life care report

Posted Wednesday May 20, 2015 by Patients Association

  End of life care could be improved for up to 355,000 people...

  End of life care could be improved for up to 355,000 people a year in England, according to a report published today by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Read more...

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Stepping Hill nurse Victorino Chua guilty of murdering patients

Posted Tuesday May 19, 2015 by Patients Association

A nurse has been convicted of murdering two patients and poisoning 20...

A nurse has been convicted of murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others at a Greater Manchester hospital. Victorino Chua killed Tracey Arden, 44, and Derek Weaver, 83, at Stepping...

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Press Release: PASC report – ‘Investigating Clinical Incidents in the NHS’

Posted Friday March 27, 2015 by Patients Association

Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) report “INVESTIGATING CLINICAL INCIDENTS IN THE NHS” In a...

Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) report “INVESTIGATING CLINICAL INCIDENTS IN THE NHS” In a report published today, Friday 27th March 2015, the Commons Public Administration Select Committee calls on the incoming Secretary...

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Press Release: Response to King’s Fund Report

Posted Wednesday March 25, 2015 by Patients Association

NHS performance deteriorating as election approaches The coalition government will leave office with...

NHS performance deteriorating as election approaches The coalition government will leave office with health services under significant strain and a real risk that patient care will suffer as the NHS heads...

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CQC Themed review of end of life care

Posted Thursday March 19, 2015 by Patients Association

Care Quality Commission study of inequalities and variations in End of Life...

Care Quality Commission study of inequalities and variations in End of Life Care What is end of life care? https://webdataforms.cqc.org.uk/Checkbox/endoflifecare.aspx End of life care (EOLC) is the care experienced by people who have...

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Survey launched about Department of Health campaign sites

Posted Thursday March 19, 2015 by Patients Association

The Department of Health (DH) digital team is running a survey about...

The Department of Health (DH) digital team is running a survey about its campaign sites, which are separate to the main government website GOV.UK. DH runs a small number of...

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The Assisted Dying Bill

Posted Wednesday March 18, 2015 by Patients Association

PA Position Statement-Assisted Dying…...

PA Position Statement-Assisted Dying…...

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Press Release: Pharmacists to work in GP surgeries

Posted Tuesday March 17, 2015 by Patients Association

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)...

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have come up with plans in a bid to ease current pressures in general practice and address the...

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Report -PHSO:Labyrinth of Bureaucracy

Posted Sunday March 15, 2015 by Patients Association

Follow-up report to the November 2014 Patients Association report on the Parliamentary...

Follow-up report to the November 2014 Patients Association report on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, “The ‘Peoples’ Ombudsman – How it Failed us” PHSO – Labyrinth of Bureaucracy Follow Up to...

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Press Release – PHSO: Labyrinth of Bureaucracy

Posted Sunday March 15, 2015 by Patients Association

A new report published today by the Patients Association highlights the common...

A new report published today by the Patients Association highlights the common complaint themes regarding the PHSO, as described by over two hundred people. Ranging from sub-standard investigation reports to...

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