NHS England told to act on internal review to end ‘avoidable harm’

Spinal patients have been exposed to “avoidable harm” due to “wholly unacceptable” delays in their treatment, according to an unpublished NHS England report.

HSJ has seen an internal review by the national commissioner that highlighted the issues two years ago, and which recommended 54 additional specialist beds were needed to address the problems.

However, separate bed data has suggested the situation remains largely unchanged, prompting concerns from a leading charity and the all-party parliamentary group on spinal cord injury.


Full story on HSJ, 30 January 2019