Three NHS stories. One deregistration

'Shocking' treatment at Stafford Hospital may have killed 400, watchdog says
Patients admitted for emergency treatment at an NHS Trust were subjected to “shocking and appalling” care that included untrained receptionists carrying out medical checks and heart monitors being switched off, a report concluded today.The Healthcare Commission, the NHS standards watchdog, said that evidence suggested that as many as 400 deaths at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust could have been prevented and may have been the result of poor care.
NHS watchdog criticises care at Birmingham Children's Hospital trust
The standard of care at a leading children’s hospital is criticised by the NHS watchdog today.
A report by the Healthcare Commission into Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BCH) confirmed concerns raised by the hospital’s own surgeons that some aspects of care were not as good as they should have been.
'Whistleblower' nurse Margaret Haywood struck off over Panorama film
A nurse who became a “whistleblower” by secretly filming the neglect of elderly patients for a television documentary was today struck off.
Margaret Haywood, 58, was found guilty of misconduct at a hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in central London. Today it decided to remove her from the nursing register.