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Three NHS managers defrauded a health board out of more than £700,000 by using the names of U2 members to award contracts to a bogus construction firm, a court has heard. Mark Evill, 42, Robert Howells, 65, and Michael Cope, 43, helped secure payments to a company set up by…
A former Swansea social worker has been given an admonishment for three years after a hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired because of his misconduct. Fraser Scott was accused of failing to fully investigate bruising on a young person in care following an incident in October 2015. At…
A heart surgeon barred from working at an NHS hospital after a "bullying" allegation is preparing to return to work after winning a High Court fight. Professor Marjan Jahangiri took legal action after being excluded by bosses at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, pending a disciplinary investigation. She wanted…
A NHS nurse who set himself alight after losing his job over a disciplinary matter was "treated unfairly", an independent report has found. Amin Abdullah, 41, died on February 9, 2016, close to Kensington Palace in London, weeks after being dismissed from Charing Cross Hospital. The Malaysian-born nurse (pictured), who…
A new NHS whistleblowing service to prevent patient harm needs to be fully independent, MPs have warned. Plans to establish a Health Service Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) to investigate cases of compromised patient safety have been supported by a joint Lords and Commons committee. But proposals to allow the HSSIB…
A decision to suspend rather than strike off a doctor found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a six-year-old boy was "humane and balanced", the Court of Appeal has heard. Hadiza Bawa-Garba (pictured) is fighting a decision made in January by two High Court judges to substitute…
A prison nurse has appeared in court to deny having an improper relationship with an inmate. Ashleigh Naylor, 30, denied two counts of misconduct and one offence against the Prison Act during a short appearance at Teesside Crown Court. One misconduct in a public office charge accuses her of engaging…
Around 1,100 complaints about safeguarding in aid agencies have been made since the Oxfam sex scandal in February, the head of the Charity Commission has said. Chief executive Helen Stephenson said the number of reports made in the last four months was around the same as it received in the…
A detective constable failed to properly investigate child sex abuse claims and was only found out when the matter came to light again a year later. Sussex Police officer Celia MacDonald decided no crime had been committed, did not record a crime or investigate further, the force said. A gross…
A foster carer who sued her former agency over allegations that prevented her from working has accepted substantial damages at the High Court. Francine West brought proceedings for defamation, malicious falsehood and breach of the Data Protection Act against 24Seven Fostering Services. Her solicitor, Dominic Garner, told Judge Richard Parkes…
Shamed former minister Mark McDonald should be suspended from the Scottish Parliament without pay for one month, Holyrood's Standards Committee has recommended. The committee announced the proposed sanction after considering a report by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life, which was asked to investigate Mr McDonald's conduct after…
A hospice boss who used the charity's credit to spend more than £90,000 on suits, designer Mont Blanc pens and luxury hotels has been jailed for four years. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 63, would not allow other staff at Butterwick Hospice to open the credit card bills and put the personal expenditure…
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