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NHS fails to curb lethal painkiller errors

Health workers made more than 1,300 mistakes involving the use of strong painkilling drugs in less than a year, resulting in at least three deaths and severe harm to two other patients. Nearly one in five dosage errors involving morphine, diamorphine and similar opiate drugs resulted in some harm to NHS patients. Figures released under […]

How the NHS covers up fatal blunders

NHS hospitals are covering up fatal blunders by doctors and issuing misleading information about accidents to patients’ families. Deaths are sometimes blamed on natural causes or untreatable injury, when in fact patients have suffered a drug overdose, a surgical error or misdiagnosis. New laws came into force last month requiring hospitals to send anonymous reports […]