A man accused of taking a schoolgirl to France wept in court as he was described as “one of the most gifted teachers”, Sky News reports.
- CQC may be forced to name officials at centre of cover-up
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) may be forced to name officials at the centre of a “cover-up” over a hospital where babies died through neglect, The Telegraph reports.
- Planning application for the UK’s largest offshore wind farm submitted
A planning application for the UK’s largest offshore wind farm has been formally submitted, according to reports.
- Give free contraception to 13-year-olds to cut teenage pregnancies, MSPs say
CQC involved in cover up, report says
Earlier sex education and giving children as young as 13 free contraception will reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy, a controversial report by MSPs says.
An NHS watchdog has been accused of a cover up after destroying a report into a hospital unit at the centre of a care scandal, Sky News reports.
Government considering ban on face-down restraint in mental health hospitals
Ministers are considering banning face-down restraint in mental health hospitals after new figures show nearly 3,439 cases of the controversial practice recorded in one year.
End-of-life care for terminally ill is “hit and miss”, report says
The quality of care for those nearing the end of their life is “hit and miss”, a new report says.
Welsh ambulances took double the target time to respond to emergency calls last year, figures show
Welsh ambulances took over double the target time of eight minutes last year to respond to 11,000 emergency calls for serious conditions, figures show.
Keogh review into unexpected death rates underway
A review prompted by unexpected death rates is underway across the country, BBC News reports.
CQC introduces new Ofsted-style ratings
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to introduce Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals, GP practices and care homes in a bid to overhaul its system of inspection.