English hospitals have made 750 mistakes which should ‘never’ happen, Freedom of Information requests have revealed. 

The BBC report: 

More than 750 patients have suffered after preventable mistakes in England’s hospitals over the past four years, a BBC investigation has found.

The incidents, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving instruments inside patients, are categorised by the Department of Health as “never events”.

This means they are incidents that are so serious they should never happen.

You can read the full story here.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.