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.

Queen forced to cancel trip to Swansea after being struck down with suspected gastroenteritis

Queen forced to cancel trip to Swansea after being struck down with suspected gastroenteritis By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20:38 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:49 GMT, 1 March 2013 Ill: The Queen, pictured touring the Royal London Hospital in east London yesterday, has cancelled a visit to Swansea because she is suffering from gastroenteritis The Queen has been forced to cancel a planned visit to Wales after suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said tonight.

Heartache as sister is denied vital new drug. But brother gets medicine because he lives in England

Woman with cystic fibrosis is denied vital new drug because she live in Scotland… while her brother gets it as he's based in England Emma Mitchell lives in Scotland and will not get breakthrough cystic fibrosis drugHer brother Nick lives in London and will because it has been approved in EnglandNow she must wait until January 14 to find out if she can get the life-saving treatment | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 31 December 2012 A brother and sister with the same chronic lung condition are facing a cross-Border lottery which will see one of them denied a life-saving drug. Emma Mitchell – who lives in Scotland – and her London-based brother Nick Talbot both have cystic fibrosis.

Children could choose to die under new euthanasia law considered in Belgium

Children could choose to die under new euthanasia law considered in BelgiumProposals submitted to parliament by Socialist PartyThey are likely to be approved by other parties laterIncludes 'incurably ill' minors 'capable of discernment'Parliament also asked to include Alzheimer's patients | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer’s sufferers to seek permission to die.

Second cruise liner Azura arrives in the UK with passengers suffering norovirus… and it"s getting ready to sail again tonight

Second cruise liner arrives in the UK with passengers suffering norovirus… and it's getting ready to sail again tonightCruiseliner Azura brings passengers back from trip with vomiting bugShip docked in Southampton just one day after 'plague ship' OrianaWas due to leave later on a 12-night Christmas cruise to the Canaries | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 15 December 2012 Just one day after the 'plague ship' arrived back in the UK, a second cruise liner hit by the norovirus vomiting illness has docked in the same port

Soweto worshippers gather to pray for Nelson Mandela as anti-apartheid leader spends second day in military hospital

Worshippers gather to pray for Nelson Mandela as anti-apartheid leader spends second day in military hospital | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 9 December 2012 The continued uncertainty about Mr Mandela's health saw worshippers gather yesterday morning at the Regina Mundi Catholic church in Johannesburg to pray for the leaderr Fears remained yesterday over the health of Nelson Mandela as he spent a second day in a military hospital with an undisclosed illness. President Jacob Zuma visited Mr Mandela yesterday morning at the hospital in Pretoria and found the 94-year-old to be ‘comfortable and in good care’, a statement from his office said.

Malcolm Holland: Grieving widower sectioned under Mental Health Act after attacking churchgoers in St Paul"s Cray

'My wife was taken from me, where is your God': Grieving man attacked parishioners and daubed messages in blood during violent church rampage Malcolm Holland, 56, went to church armed with meat cleaver and knifeThe widower assaulted rector's husband and two elderly choristersAssault ends when new British citizen Steven Izegbu, 28, runs to intervene Judge spares him jail and instead sections him under Mental Health Act | UPDATED: 17:32 GMT, 26 November 2012 Hero: Steven Izegbu, 28, saw the assault from his home over the road and wrestled the attacker to the ground. Mr Izegbu had become a British citizen just hours before A man grieving the death of his wife daubed 'I love you' in blood on a church wall as he attacked parishioners during a violent rampage, a court heard today. Malcolm Holland, 56, armed himself with a meat cleaver and a lock knife before launching the attack at St Barnabas Church in St Paul’s Cray, near Orpington, Kent, last July.