Doctors accused of fixing death rates: Staff at Bolton NHS Trust accused of reclassifying cause of death to cover up poor care

Doctors accused of fixing death rates: Staff at Bolton NHS Trust accused of reclassifying cause of death to cover up poor care Cause of death noted as serious illness when it was actually poor care69 of 150 cases wrongly coded as septicaemia, investigation findsMounting evidence that UK hospitals altered figures to cover up neglect By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 7 March 2013 Doctors are suspected of altering figures to mask the numbers of patients dying needlessly in hospital. An investigation found that medical staff at Bolton NHS Trust were routinely ‘reclassifying’ the cause of death on patients’ records. It is feared staff noted that the deaths were caused by serious, incurable illnesses when in fact they were the result of poor care.

CHKS: Is company being paid to help the NHS hide its death rates?

Is company being paid to help the NHS hide its death rates Critics say firm 'reclassifies' potentially avoidable deaths Firm said it could help reduce death rates by re-categorising deaths as being caused by terminal illness rather than poor care By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 03:24 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 4 March 2013 Hospitals may be paying thousands of pounds to a private firm to cover up their patient death rates.

Death row Briton Lindsay Sandiford set to launch her appeal

Death row Briton Lindsay Sandiford set to launch her appeal By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 00:51 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 10 February 2013 A British grandmother facing the firing squad in Bali for drug smuggling will appeal against her sentence tomorrow, her lawyer has revealed. Lindsay Sandiford was caught smuggling almost 5kg of cocaine worth 1.6 million into the country from Bangkok last May

Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office

Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office Appeal letter on behalf of Lindsay Sandiford, 56, rejected after mix-upSister Hilary Parsons accuses Foreign Office of 'incompetence and insensitivity But plea finally accepted after agonising 18-hour waitMs Parsons reveals fellow suspect Julian Ponder has made death threats to her sister By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 22:22 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 February 2013 A grandmother facing execution in Bali for drug-smuggling nearly lost her chance to appeal against her sentence because of an astonishing Foreign Office mix-up. After 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad 12 days ago for smuggling 1.6 million worth of cocaine, British Embassy officials offered to submit a letter to court on her behalf, saying that she intended to contest the penalty. Sandiford had seven days after her sentencing to file the letter.

Newlywed woman, 28, "killed by drug-driver in police pursuit" was three months pregnant, family reveals

Newlywed woman, 28, 'killed by drug-driver in police pursuit' was three months pregnant, family reveals By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 12:42 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 Victim: Ahtia Tabasim was killed by a driver who was being chased by police on Sunday The family of a new bride who was killed when her car was hit by a suspected drug-driver fleeing from police has paid tribute to the 28-year-old and revealed that she was three months pregnant.

Afghanistan: British soldier shot dead in "insider attack by rogue member of Afghan army" in Helmand

British soldier shot dead in 'insider attack by rogue member of Afghan army'Dead man was from the 28 Engineer Regiment and shot in Helmand Six other Britons also wounded in the incident yesterday 439 UK service people killed in country since 2001Last six deaths have all been in 'green on blue' attacks 54 international troops have been murdered by Afghan police or army By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 07:18 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 8 January 2013 Killing: The British soldier was shot dead by a suspected Afghan army member at the small Patrol Base Hazrat (pictured) in Helmand yesterday A British soldier has been killed in yet another 'insider attack' in the war-torn country. The killer, a suspected rogue member of the Afghan National Army, first opened fire on his colleagues, before turning his weapon on UK soldiers in the small Patrol Base Hazrat in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province yesterday

David James: Family"s fury after hospital wins legal battle to let grandfather, 69, die if illness deteriorates

They've sentenced Dad to death: Family's fury after hospital wins legal battle to let grandfather, 69, die if illness deterioratesDavid James, 69, contracted pneumonia during a hospital visit and has been bedridden sinceHis wife May and daughter Julie lost landmark High Court battle last week Local hospital have been allowed to put the retired musician on the Liverpool Care Pathway if his health deteriorates | UPDATED: 10:40 GMT, 29 December 2012 'Smashing': David James's standard comment on his health may not last long Last night, as she has done every night for the past eight months, May James visited her husband in hospital and asked him how he was. Despite the fact he breathes via a ventilator and, since undergoing a tracheotomy (the surgical opening of an airway in the neck), can speak only in a whisper or mouth the words, his response was typically cheery

Deathbed dream puzzles of renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa finally solved – 100 years after he died

Deathbed theory dreamt by an Indian maths genius is finally proved correct – almost 100 years after he died Theory came to Srinivasa Ramanujan in a dream on his deathbed in 1920 – but has never been provedDiscovery could now be used to explain the behaviour of parts of a black hole | UPDATED: 12:09 GMT, 29 December 2012 Srinivasa Ramanujan, described as a 'natural genius', has finally had the mathematical functions he came up with on his deathbed proved correct Researchers have finally solved the cryptic deathbed puzzle renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan claimed came to him in dreams. While on his death-bed in 1920, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician G. H.

Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts "from mum"

Three daughters of mother killed during Cardiff hit-and-run rampage will open Christmas gifts 'from mum' Karina Menzies died in a 30 minute hit-and-run rampage in OctoberMatthew Tvrdon, 31, from Cardiff, charged with the murder within a dayGirls, aged 11, eight and two, will unwrap the last gifts left by motherSister says they are 'the last thing she will ever be able to give them' | UPDATED: 21:20 GMT, 24 December 2012 Three girls left motherless after a hit-and-run rampage that brought hysteria to a city's streets will open festive gifts labelled 'from mum,' tomorrow. Karina Menzies, 31, was killed during 30 minutes of terrifying carnage in the Ely and Leckwith areas of Cardiff, south Wales, in October.

Shocking catalogue of neglect at hospital where patient STARVED to death and pensioner was left unwashed for 11 weeks

Shocking catalogue of neglect at hospital where patient STARVED to death and pensioner was left unwashed for 11 weeksHuman rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 23 December 2012 An NHS hospital trust will apologise to families of patients who suffered a shocking catalogue of neglect – including a pensioner who starved to death and another who was left unwashed for 11 weeks.