Jimmy Savile's behaviour and sexual abuse at 41 NHS hospitals across the country, a children's home and a hospice "indicates the need for us to examine safeguarding arrangements in NHS hospitals, the raising of complaints and matters of concern and how managers and staff respond to complaints", a separate independent report found.
Nine informal complaints were made about the sexual behaviour of paedophile Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital but none "were either taken seriously or escalated to senior management", a report into his abuse of 60 victims there has found. A formal complaint was also made but later dropped.
Stoke Mandeville Hospital staff knew of Jimmy Savile's abuse of young patients, a lawyer has said ahead of a report to be published later.Read the full story ›
Three wards have been closed at Boston Pilgrim hospital and admissions restricted to two others after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.
The hospital says the closure and restrictions is a precaution to prevent further spread of the virus. They say beds will reopen as soon as patients have been discharged and the area has been symptom free for 72 hours.
Anyone planning to visit patients is asked to consider whether they have had symptoms of the virus which include vomiting, diarrhoea or flu-like symptoms in the past four days.
We usually see higher levels of norovirus in autumn and winter, and it’s really important to make sure that we protect vulnerable patients and hospital staff.
Two reports will be published later this morning into the conduct of Jimmy Saville.
One investigation which is due out is into at least 22 offences Saville committed as a volunteer at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
A survey commissioned by the charity Beat has found that some people with eating disorders are waiting as long as two years before they get medical support.
Chesterfield Council is warning people about the dangers of asbestos.
The authority is concerns that people carrying out DIY projects may be putting themselves at risk.
It comes after a campaign by Helen Redfearn, whose father died from Mesothelioma, the cancer caused by the toxic substance.
This week is Eating Disorders Awareness week and charities are sharing advice on how to cope.
Eating disorders are mental illnesses and can be misunderstood because symptoms vary from person to person.
Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders claim more lives than any other mental illness and 20% of people who have them die each year because of them.
- People with anorexia nervosa try to keep their weight as low as possible, sometimes by starving themselves or exercising excessively.
- Bulimia causes people to binge-eat and then control their weight by making themselves sick or taking laxatives.
Doctors use an acronym 'SCOFF' to help recognise eating disorders. The five questions they ask are:
- Sick: Do you make yourself sick because you feel too full?
- Control: Do you worry you have lost control over your food intake?
- One stone: Have you lost more than a stone in a three-month period
- Fat: Do you think you're fat, even though others say you're thin?
- Food: Does food dominate your life
If you're worried about a friend or family member, seek advice from your GP. Organisations like Beat are also offering help to people with eating disorders.
West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that they are working the with local council and looking at ways to curb the use of so-called 'legal highs' in Bradford.
We, in conjunction with our partners, will look at and use any tool which proves to be effective against the use of new psychoactive substances which cause anti-social behaviour in our communities.
Local authorities in West Yorkshire are aware of what is proposed in Lincoln and are watching the outcomes with interest.
The introduction of Public Space Protection Orders would be a local authority led initiative supported by the police.
The move comes after Lincoln Council became the first in the country to use new legislation to outlaw legal highs in the city centre.
People with eating disorders could wait up to two years for treatment - depending on where they live, according to a report.
One centre in Hull has cut waiting times in the area by offering counselling and clinical treatment under one roof, they say catching it early is key.