England http://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:15:24 +0100 en-gb Surgeon 'could have hundreds, if not thousands of other victims' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41711-surgeon-could-have-hundreds-if-not-thousands-of-other-victims http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41711-surgeon-could-have-hundreds-if-not-thousands-of-other-victims Surgeon 'could have hundreds, if not thousands of other victims'
A surgeon convicted of wounding patients with unnecessary operations could have "hundreds, if not thousands" of other victims, a leading solicitor has said as she compared the case to the Mid Staffordshire scandal. Ian Paterson, 59, lied to his victims, exaggerating or inventing the risk of cancer to carry out…
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England Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:25:48 +0100
'Psychopath' surgeon found guilty of wounding patients during unnecessary operations http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41710-psychopath-surgeon-found-guilty-of-wounding-patients-during-unnecessary-operations http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41710-psychopath-surgeon-found-guilty-of-wounding-patients-during-unnecessary-operations 'Psychopath' surgeon found guilty of wounding patients during unnecessary operations
A breast surgeon has been convicted of carrying out a series of "completely unnecessary" operations. Ian Paterson was described in court by one victim as being "like God", lied to patients and exaggerated or invented the risk of cancer to convince them to go under the knife. The 59-year-old did…
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England Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:14:49 +0100
Probe into death of 'deeply loved' baby may consider social workers' actions http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41708-probe-into-death-of-deeply-loved-baby-may-consider-social-workers-actions http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41708-probe-into-death-of-deeply-loved-baby-may-consider-social-workers-actions Probe into death of 'deeply loved' baby may consider social workers' actions
Police are investigating after a baby born prematurely died at the age of seven months while under a social services spotlight. The little girl was the subject of family court litigation, as a result of bosses at Lancashire County Council launching care proceedings, and detail of the case has emerged…
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England Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:44:08 +0100
CQC fines Surrey care home for failure to employ a registered manager http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41707-cqc-fines-surrey-care-home-for-failure-to-employ-a-registered-manager http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41707-cqc-fines-surrey-care-home-for-failure-to-employ-a-registered-manager CQC fines Surrey care home for failure to employ a registered manager
A care home provider which failed persistently to comply with national standards regarding the employment of a registered manager has been fined £4,000 by the Care Quality Commission. CQC issued the fixed penalty notice to Epsom Lodge Care Homes Limited after inspectors found that a registered manager was not employed…
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England Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:06:46 +0100
Lack of Government ambition will see spiralling homelessness continue for years http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41705-lack-of-government-ambition-will-see-spiralling-homelessness-continue-for-years http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41705-lack-of-government-ambition-will-see-spiralling-homelessness-continue-for-years Lack of Government ambition will see spiralling homelessness continue for years
Spiralling homelessness and housing shortages will continue for years to come after a "lack of ambition" in government to resolve the crisis, according to a damning report. Under the Conservatives, the number of families living in temporary accommodation has rocketed and nearly 120,000 children in England do not have a…
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England Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:58:25 +0100
Brexit uncertainty hitting morale of health and social care staff from EU - MPs http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41703-brexit-uncertainty-hitting-morale-health-and-social-care-staff-from-eu-mps http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41703-brexit-uncertainty-hitting-morale-health-and-social-care-staff-from-eu-mps Brexit uncertainty hitting morale of health and social care staff from EU - MPs
Morale among NHS medics and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit, the Health Select Committee has warned. The MPs said around 150,000 workers in health and social care faced an uncertain future because of the decision to leave the European Union. The cross-party…
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England Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:37:26 +0100
Thousands of cancer patients dying in hospital despite preference to die at home http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41702-thousands-of-cancer-patients-dying-in-hospital-despite-preference-to-die-at-home http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41702-thousands-of-cancer-patients-dying-in-hospital-despite-preference-to-die-at-home Thousands of cancer patients dying in hospital despite preference to die at home
Thousands of cancer patients every year are dying in hospital against their wishes, a new report says. More than 62,000 cancer patients die in hospital every year in the UK, 38% of all those who die from the disease. This is despite the fact that 64% of people with cancer…
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England Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:27:32 +0100
Online firms should face fines if they fail to keep children safe, NSPCC chief http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41704-online-firms-should-face-fines-if-they-fail-to-keep-children-safe-nspcc-chief http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41704-online-firms-should-face-fines-if-they-fail-to-keep-children-safe-nspcc-chief Online firms should face fines if they fail to keep children safe, NSPCC chief
Social media sites should face fines if they fail to protect children and young people from adult and harmful content, the head of the NSPCC has said. Peter Wanless called on the next government to place sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Askfm under "robust scrutiny" from a new watchdog…
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England Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:50:11 +0100
Homelessness Reduction Bill welcomed but 'not a cure-all for rough sleeping' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41699-homelessness-reduction-bill-welcomed-but-not-a-cure-all-for-rough-sleeping http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41699-homelessness-reduction-bill-welcomed-but-not-a-cure-all-for-rough-sleeping Homelessness Reduction Bill welcomed but 'not a cure-all for rough sleeping'
A new law requiring councils to intervene earlier to prevent homelessness is due to be introduced, but one charity is warning it should not be considered a "cure-all". The Homelessness Reduction Bill aims to stem the "rising tide" of people living on the streets by giving councils a legal duty…
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England Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:00:54 +0100
Abuse reports must be taken seriously, says charity after Alice Ruggles murder http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41695-abuse-reports-must-be-taken-seriously-says-charity-after-alice-ruggles-murder http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41695-abuse-reports-must-be-taken-seriously-says-charity-after-alice-ruggles-murder Abuse reports must be taken seriously, says charity after Alice Ruggles murder
The murder of a 24-year-old who was stalked and had her neck slashed by her "psychopath" soldier ex-boyfriend is a "potent reminder" of why women reporting abuse must be taken seriously, a charity has said. Alice Ruggles was left to bleed to death in her own Gateshead flat last October…
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England Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:49:39 +0100
Children say social media sites failing to protect them from harmful content http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41694-children-say-social-media-sites-failing-to-protect-them-from-harmful-content http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41694-children-say-social-media-sites-failing-to-protect-them-from-harmful-content Children say social media sites failing to protect them from harmful content
Children and young people feel social media sites are failing to shield them from pornography, self-harm and bullying content, the NSPCC has warned. Four in five youngsters told the charity they felt sites are not doing enough to protect them from inappropriate and harmful imagery and messages, with Facebook and…
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England Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:42:19 +0100
LGBT charity collapsed over 'chaotic' management after £1.4m grants, watchdog http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41693-lgbt-charity-collapsed-over-chaotic-management-after-1-4m-grants-watchdog http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41693-lgbt-charity-collapsed-over-chaotic-management-after-1-4m-grants-watchdog LGBT charity collapsed over 'chaotic' management after £1.4m grants, watchdog
A domestic violence charity that received £1.4 million of taxpayers' cash collapsed after "chaotic" management, according to a public spending watchdog. Broken Rainbow, which supported lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender abuse victims, had been surviving "hand to mouth" for years, the National Audit Office said. It found that over 15…
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England Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:39:19 +0100
Serious staff shortages and Brexit concerns 'jeopardising' children's health services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41691-serious-staff-shortages-and-brexit-concerns-jeopardising-children-s-health-services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41691-serious-staff-shortages-and-brexit-concerns-jeopardising-children-s-health-services Serious staff shortages and Brexit concerns 'jeopardising' children's health services
A serious shortage of paediatricians and concerns over Brexit are putting children's health services at risk, a Royal College has warned. Hospital inpatient units for children and neonatal units across the UK are still having to close their doors to new admissions due to a shortage of staff, a new…
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England Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:18:56 +0100
Trial results herald 'huge promise' for 5,000 children with blinding arthritic disease http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41696-trial-results-herald-huge-promise-for-5-000-children-with-blinding-arthritic-disease http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41696-trial-results-herald-huge-promise-for-5-000-children-with-blinding-arthritic-disease Trial results herald 'huge promise' for 5,000 children with blinding arthritic disease
Thousands of British children with a blinding arthritic disease stand a chance of preserving their sight with a combination of drugs, trial results have shown. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) can lead to uveitis, an inflammatory eye condition that may have serious complications, including blindness. Around 5,000 children in the UK…
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England Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:04:12 +0100
Mother and stepfather not named in family court case to protect two girls http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41687-mother-and-stepfather-not-named-in-family-court-case-to-protect-two-girls http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41687-mother-and-stepfather-not-named-in-family-court-case-to-protect-two-girls Mother and stepfather not named in family court case to protect two girls
A judge has decided not to name two adults given suspended jail terms for unlawfully contacting two children embroiled in family court litigation. Mr Justice Cobb, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court in London, accepted that his decision was unusual, but said anonymity was in…
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England Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:54:07 +0100