Ombudsman calls for national review of former NHS Trust’s failure to keep patients safe
12 June 2019
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has today called for a national review into years of potential failings to ensure patient safety at the North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP). This follows the Ombudsman’s investigations into the deaths...
Surgery error left man in pain and needing second operation, Ombudsman finds
24 May 2019
A man had to have the same operation twice after a surgical error meant a painful lump was not removed from his back, an investigation by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found. The routine operation to remove a...
Mother of murder victim failed by probation provider, Ombudsman finds
25 April 2019
A grieving family was let down by Dorset, Devon & Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) due to a number of failings after the tragic murder of their son and brother Adrian Munday, an investigation by the Parliamentary and Health Service...
Eye-removal operation was avoidable, Ombudsman finds
27 March 2019
A man lost his eye due to NHS failures in treating an eye infection, causing him significant distress and leaving him unable to work or drive, an investigation by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found. Failure to diagnose...
Ombudsman to change way it uses clinical advice in NHS-casework
21 March 2019
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has today published its response to a Review of the way it uses clinical advice in NHS-related casework. The Review Steering Group, chaired by Sir Alex Allan KCB, PHSO non-executive board member, with independent...