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Judges

   Maureen Baker  
Lucy Andrews Dr. Maureen Baker  Professor Juliet Beal
     
  Karen Bowley  
Kerry Bloodworth Karen Bowley  Sally Brittain
     
 Sally Brown  Sophie Corlett Linda Davidson
Sally Brown Sophie Corlett Linda Davidson
     
 Neil Fineberg  Leanne Fishwick
 Neil Fineberg Leanne Fishwick  Liz Fradd
     
   Frances Harries Gareth Howells
Steve Hams  Frances Harries  Gareth Howells
     
Paul Jebb Fergus Keegan Paul Keenan
Paul Jebb  Fergus Keegan  Paul Keenan
     
Ann Keogh Claire Kilpatrick
 Ann Keogh  Claire Kilpatrick Dr Rachael Liebmann
     
 
 Professor Heather Loveday  Maurice Madeo  Jonathan Mason
     
Peter Mason Payam Mohaghegh Krishna Moorthy
     
 Deborah O'Dea
Siobhan Moran JP Nolan Deborah O'Dea
     
Dr Dirk Pilat  Julie Price
 Ruth Oshikanlu Dr Dirk Pilat  Julie Price
     
  Liz Rix
 Liz Rix Liz Robb  Barbara Ross
     
     Cathy Stone
 Robina Shah  Professor Janice Stevens  Cathy Stone
     
   Mark Winstanley Heidi Wright
 Emma Watson  Mark Winstanley  Heidi Wright
     
 
Suzette Woodward  Katy Steward  Dr Penny Newman
     
   
Raj Jain    

Patient Safety & Care News

Alder Hey Children's Hospital has claimed it may lose a £4m donation after a damning report by inspectors.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) placed the hospital in a "potentially high risk" category over standards including patient safety.

Patient Safety & Care News

NHS reforms signal to end of staff 'gagging clauses'

So-called "gagging clauses" are to be removed from contracts when a member of staff leaves the NHS.

Health minister Alex Neil said a new standard settlement agreement will be drafted which does not include confidentiality clauses.

Patient Safety & Care News

Stethoscopes 'more contaminated' than doctors' hands

Doctors should disinfect their stethoscopes after every examination because the instruments are heavily contaminated by bacteria, a study says.

Stethoscopes were found to carry as many bacteria as the palms of doctors' hands, and only doctors' fingertips were 'dirtier'.

Patient Safety & Care News

Piggy Lane, Bicester care home safety criticised in report

Staffing levels at a care home in Oxfordshire could affect patient safety, an inspection has found.

The Piggy Lane unit for adults with learning and physical disabilities in Bicester was also criticised by the Care quality Commission (CQC) for its assessment of patients.

Patient Safety & Care News

Patients 'are safer with better-educated nurses'

A Europe-wide study suggests that nurse education and patient to nursing staff ratios may impact on patient outcomes.