Health Headlines: Preventable hospital deaths, NHS mutuals, diagnostic costs soar

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Hospital deaths – BBC
Simple monitoring devices could prevent 70% of breathing-related deaths on hospital intensive care wards, according to the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Lack of intensive care equipment 'causing deaths'


John Lewis-style healthcare – The Daily Telegraph
The DoH will urge health staff to form John Lewis-style mutuals to run patient services.
NHS staff encouraged to form John Lewis-style organisations


Diagnostic costs – The Guardian
Updating high-tech diagnostic machines could cost the NHS £460 million in the next three years, according to a National Audit Office report.
NHS trusts faced with £460m equipment bill over next three years


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