Archive of February 2008

The King's Fund report is "reassuring" overall

Call for maternity care improvement

English maternity care lacks a "systematic approach to safety", a King's Fund inquiry has found.

  • Standards in maths drop one point

    Fewer pupils passing key maths tests

    The number of 14-year-olds reaching an adequate level in maths has fallen while "slight improvements" have been seen in English and Science attainment.

  • The government face criticism on hospital cleanliness

    Superbug infections increase

    A sharp rise in the number of deaths from the Clostridium difficile (C. diff) superbug has prompted an angry reaction from opposition parties.

  • High noon: Cameron challanges Brown to a TV-dual

    Brown rejects call for TV debate

    Gordon Brown has rejected calls to take part in a televised debate with party leaders ahead of the next general election.

  • The government will not be reviewing the Dangerous Dogs Act

    Dog review demands dismissed

    The government has rejected calls by the Liberal Democrats to review the Dangerous Dogs Act, following a rise in the number of dog-related injuries.

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