Long delays in ambulances reaching patients with the most serious type of heart attack are putting lives at risk, according to a new investigation.
Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch
Rules which banned partners from attending hospital with pregnant women could have contributed to delays in people seeking care, a new report into a series of maternal deaths suggests.
More must be done to prevent serious illness and death which can occur among some larger-than-average babies if their shoulders get stuck during birth, a watchdog has warned.
Some hospitals have seen a five-fold increase in demand for oxygen, a senior medic has said.
Medical blunders such as a wrong hip replacement and a nine-year-old who received a drug by injection instead of by mouth should no longer be considered “never events”, a safety watchdog has said.
NHS patients could be sent text messages or emails urging them to call their doctor if X-rays or scans show abnormal results.