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Around 750 private patients treated by disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson will receive compensation from a new £37 million fund. Spire Healthcare, which runs private hospitals in the West Midlands where Paterson worked, will contribute £27.2 million to the fund. A further £10 million will be provided by Paterson's insurers…
A former Liberal Democrat MP has revealed he was a suspect into a two-year investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage girl. John Hemming, who represented Birmingham Yardley, issued a statement on his blog after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided to drop the case against three people.…
An NHS hospital nurse who supplied drugs to a pensioner has been jailed for what a judge called "despicable" crimes. Sarah Papachristophorou (pictured) admitted supplying substances to the 77-year-old victim and stealing up to £1,000 from the man. The 47-year-old was sacked from her job at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital…
There were multiple "missed opportunities" in the handover care of a man treated for "delusional" behaviour and at the centre of a fatal flat stabbing. Melvin James had to be subdued by armed police using stun grenades and Tasers a month after being discharged from hospital. He was allowed to…
Mental health advocate and comedian Ruby Wax OBE will be a keynote speaker at a major conference in October organised by HeadStart Wolverhampton. Aimed at teachers, health professionals and voluntary sector staff who work with children and young people, the conference will focus on how they can support young people…
A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 78-year-old woman with dementia has been handed a four-week jail term. Susan Draper, 44, was told she had been slovenly, perfunctory and "cavalier" while ill-treating Betty Boylan, whose family uncovered the offence by rigging up a…
A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 77-year-old woman with dementia has been convicted of an ill-treatment offence. Susan Draper, 43, is the second care worker convicted of ill-treating Betty Boylan after her family rigged up a covert camera in her room. Birmingham…
A University of Worcester academic says more work needs to be done to determine the most effective ways of preventing domestic violence. Erica Bowen, Professor of Violence Prevention Research at the University’s National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA), is calling for greater investment in…
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