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A custody sergeant accused of breaching police standards by authorising the strip search of a philosophy lecturer who went limp and refused to give her name has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Konstancja Duff (pictured) claimed she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and flashbacks following her detention at a…
Older hospital patients with dementia may be "suffering in silence" because they are unable to communicate the pain they are in, a new study suggests. Experts from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London set out to investigate the link between pain and delirium among people…
A care at home service in Edinburgh must make urgent improvements to the care experienced by older people, the Care Inspectorate has warned. The Care Inspectorate served a formal Improvement Notice on Highland Care Agency Home Care & Support Services following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
A bad Brexit deal could "jeopardise patient care" in hospitals, nurses have warned. In a letter to party leaders, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) claimed Brexit poses an "immediate risk to the provision of safe and effective care". The warning comes as the RCN calls on all political parties…
England has been "left behind in the race" to resolve its social care funding problems, a charity has warned. Age UK said an entire generation of elderly people had "lost out" after various proposed care reforms had been left to "gather dust". The comments come after a new report compared…
A grieving mother made a heartfelt plea for Stormont's politicians to get back to work as she told a protest rally how her dying daughter was forced to spend 24 hours in an overwhelmed A&E ward. Revealing how her terminally ill and partially paralysed daughter Angela had to spend a…
A project where carers open their homes to vulnerable people, a scheme to cut the risk of sexual exploitation of young people and a community garden initiative bringing together residents with dementia and marginalised groups are among the finalists in the running for the 2018 Welsh Accolades awards. The biennial…
A hospital trust has apologised after the wife of a Sky News presenter was sent a letter inviting her to a breast cancer screening weeks after she died from the disease. Colin Brazier shared on Twitter a letter addressed to his late wife, Jo, sent by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.…
The Home Office has unveiled proposed new rules for police on treatment of female detainees after warnings forces were failing to meet required standards. Ministers are consulting on plans to bolster codes of practice to ensure menstruating women in custody are treated with dignity. Earlier this year a watchdog suggested…
The current law on involving and informing the relatives or carers of people detained against their will on mental health grounds is not working well, according to new research. A team from the University of Exeter reviewed research about patient, carer and professional experiences of the "nearest relative" provisions in…
The NHS in England has saved an additional 1,600 patients with severe injuries since a series of major trauma centres were established six years ago. The 27 designated major trauma centres have been operating since April 2012, playing a vital role in saving the lives of victims of knife, gun…
The loss of learning disability specialists could lead to a return to Victorian-style care, leading nurses have warned. The number of learning disability nurses in England dropped by 40% from 5,368 in May 2010 to 3,247 in April 2018, figures from NHS Digital show. Many patients may end up being…