In the fifth of a series of posts in advance of this week's How Violent is Britain? conference Dr David Stuckler of the University of Oxford and Dr Sarah Steele of Queen Mary, University of London, argue that dog-whistle immigration politics runs counter to the principles by which the National Health Service was originally established.
Hospital trusts will be asked to check case notes of about 100 patients who died while undergoing treatment to calculate 'needless' deaths to help work out how many NHS deaths are avoidable each year. This has been proposed by Prof Nick Black of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Approx 215,000 patients die per annum and it has been estimated that up to 12,000 adults die needlessly in the NHS each year, reports The Guardian.