Great Ormond Street Hospital ‘puts gagging order on concerned doctor’

The UK’s most famous children’s hospital imposed a gagging order on a doctor who raised concerns about patients’ safety, it has been claimed.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) used a confidentiality agreement with a doctor who warned patients were at risk, leading to her departure from the hospital, the Guardian newspaper reported. Continue reading “Great Ormond Street Hospital ‘puts gagging order on concerned doctor’”

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Most baby tragedies could have been prevented with right care, audit finds

It follows a string of deaths of babies whose hearts had not been properly monitored during labour, and warnings that Britain has one of the worst rates of stillbirth in the developed world.

In recent months, coroners have urged regulators and hospitals to take urgent action to ensure midwives and doctors are properly trained in interpreting foetal scans. Continue reading “Most baby tragedies could have been prevented with right care, audit finds”