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Appointed doctors guidance launched

Monday, April 4, 2011

This guidance is for established appointed doctors engaged in statutory medical surveillance and registered medical practitioners considering applying to be appointed for this purpose. It explains the relevant legal background, the appointment process and governance arrangements, and responsibilities and rights of appointed doctors.

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Care home in court after resident dies from drinking toilet cleaner

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Sheffield care home operator has admitted breaching safety laws after an elderly resident died after inadvertently drinking toilet cleaner.

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Pensioner died after being thrown from wheelchair on minibus

Thursday, February 3, 2011

An elderly woman died of her injuries after being thrown from a wheelchair while in an Age Concern Westminster minibus, a court heard today.

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£9,400 fines over asbestos at hospital

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A security firm, a company director and an NHS Trust have been fined after potentially dangerous asbestos fibres were released in a county hospital.

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Care home company fined after pensioner dies

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd has been fined £150,000 after a pensioner died at a nursing home in Birmingham.

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Liverpool nursing home fined £18k after 81-year-old woman falls from sling

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Liverpool nursing home has been fined £18,000 after an 81-year-old woman fell to the ground while being lifted out of bed.

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New year, renewed call to reduce workplace death and injury in Plymouth

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Employers in Plymouth are being urged to start the New Year as they mean to go on when it comes to health and safety.

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Training failures led to patient death

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A care home operator was today fined £80,000 for serious training failures following the death of a patient as a result

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Worcestershire care home fined after investigation into fatal fall from window

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A vulnerable 92-year-old woman died after falling from a first floor window in a Worcestershire care home, a court heard.

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Shropshire health trust fined over patient death

Monday, November 29, 2010

An 89-year-old man died after hospital staff left him with only one rail on his bed to prevent him from falling out.

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Hospital fined after health worker infected with Hepatitis C

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A healthcare worker at a Worcestershire hospital contracted the Hepatitis C virus after injuring herself on a needle used to take blood from an infected patient.

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RR810 – Health surveillance – a time for change? Workshop proceedings 07/08 July 2009

Monday, June 28, 2010

HSE’s existing health surveillance (HS) guidance (HSG61) was last edited in 1999 and is in need of review. Delegates were assigned to one of three syndicate exercise groups.

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RR809 – Healthy workplaces Milton Keynes pilot: Evaluation findings

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Healthy Workplaces Milton Keynes (HWMK) pilot was a partnership between the Health and Safety Executive and Milton Keynes Council designed to test a modified version of the Workplace Health Connect model

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Elderly resident lowered into scalding bath is left with first degree burns

Monday, June 14, 2010

A company which runs a nursing home in Essex has today been fined after an elderly man was lowered into a bath filled with water possibly as hot as 72°C.

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HSE Chair Speech – Speech to the Society of Occupational Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh

Monday, June 14, 2010

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s speech to the Society of Occupational Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh, 9 June 2010.

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Trust sentenced over bed rail death of disabled man

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The hospital where a young man with cerebral palsy died after his head became entangled in bedrails was sentenced today (Tuesday).

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Safety Alert – People in commercial waste containers

Monday, June 7, 2010

Commercial waste bins are emptied around the clock seven days a week, so there are millions of such operations each year.

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NHS Trust fined £75,000 after drug mix-up kills nurse hours after giving birth

Monday, May 17, 2010

An NHS Trust has been fined after a mother who had just given birth died when she was given the wrong drug.

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Manchester care home fined over Legionnaires’ risk

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A care home company has been fined £5,000 after putting elderly residents in Manchester at risk of catching Legionnaires’ disease.

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Shattered Lives – request a free danger sign

Thursday, March 25, 2010

You can request a free copy of the A5 colour ‘Danger’ display card for your own sector.

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