Measure was one of the key recommendations of a report into the fallout from the Mid Staffordshire scandal
Despite being criminalised in the UK since 1985, there have been no prosecutions
Health Secretary says NHS inquiry to be delayed as up to 30 more sites to be investigated
Social care is among the lowest paid sectors in the economy, but we exploit their goodwill. An overhaul is needed, not just a sticking plaster
Report cites staff cuts and fears for patient welfare – and says bullying by managers is increasing
Figures reveal 5,500 nursing posts have been cut since Coalition came into office
Hospitals being held back from making changes that make 'perfect sense from the point of view of patients'
Jeremy Hunt announces 'robust' new failure regime for 11 NHS trusts with some of worst death rates
Progress in cardiac care creates the first generation to enjoy high survival rates
New report on patient safety likely to increase pressure on Health Secretary over cuts
Ideal candidate has 'track record of change in a consumer-focussed environment'
More than 650 lives a year could be saved, as well as thousands of diabetes cases and heart attacks avoided, if 40- to 74-year-olds took up NHS checks, the Health Secretary has said.
Only Boris Johnson scores higher in a poll that boosts the Home Secretary's chances of taking over the party leadership
The results of an independent review show concerns raised by family members over the care of their dying loved ones
Confusion over whether the charges would apply to maternity services, says RCM
Foreigners who visit Britain for more than six months will be made to pay at least £200 a year to use NHS services, under a set of proposals to be introduced tomorrow.