Urgent action needs to be implemented" - leaked report reveals trouble at Alder Hey: http://t.co/i3XvYk0Hc6 #c4news exclusive @vsmacdonald— vsmacdonald (@vsmacdonald) 09 January 2014
An unusually high number of reports on the care system in England are being released this week - all of them are urging a rethink of the way health and care are delivered.
Mid-Staffs NHS trust became a byword for neglectful, inhumane care. And with a trashed reputation, and an £11m deficit, turning it around is no longer an option.
With just seven weeks until a national roll-out of the care.data scheme, which will see anonymous patient data shared, doctors are joining those calling for the government to explain the benefits of t
Nearly four years after an internal review of operating theatres triggered a safety warning from the one of its own Trust executives, why are Alder Hey staff still raising concerns?
Published exactly a year ago, the Francis report triggered a plethora of reviews into how the NHS is run. But have they led to real improvements in service at a time of extreme financial pressure?
The row over plans to extract GPs' patient records and put them onto a massive database shows no signs of abating. And the fact that NHS data is constantly compromised.
Patients are once again facing a postcode lottery over which drugs they are prescribed. So what can the body that approves treatments for the NHS do to change this?
In the push to boost the number of organ donors in the UK - where donations are among the lowest in Europe - patients are being given organs from smokers, drug users and cancer sufferers.
One of the country's leading children's hospitals has been issued with a safety warning by one of its own trust executives after an internal review into its operating theatres.
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It is one of the busiest children's hospitals in Europe, and for years has had an enviable international reputation. But, as Channel 4 News will reveal on Thursday, there are problems at Alder Hey.
Safety concerns at a leading children's hospital tonight on #c4news Sadly neither chairman,ce, exec nor non-exec wd be interviewed— vsmacdonald (@vsmacdonald) 08 January 2014
Malala or Bowie, Assad or Brand - who were 2013's winners, losers and influencers? Try the #c4news big fat graphic http://t.co/pTY6cdPI4y— vsmacdonald (@vsmacdonald) 26 December 2013
Grandparents who fought essex ss to care for their granddaughter. We now have the family court judgement. On #c4news tonight— vsmacdonald (@vsmacdonald) 18 December 2013
An "anxious" judge releases a previously private judgement into the case of two grandparents fighting to prevent their granddaughter from being adopted, after a Channel 4 News legal application.
A family, who were involved in a long and lengthy legal battle before they could care of their granddaughter, say social services attempted to discredit them at every turn.
Ahead of this week's dementia summit, King's College London researchers tell Channel 4 News they have made a significant advance in developing a blood test which could detect Alzheimer's, even before