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Health leaders have warned a law to ensure safe staffing in the NHS will not achieve its objective as it currently stands. A panel of expert witnesses told Holyrood’s Health Committee they had serious concerns about the Scottish Government’s Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill. The legislation will mean NHS…
Some NHS staff choose not to get the flu vaccine because they wrongly believe it could make them ill, England's top nurse has said. Professor Jane Cummings, chief nurse for England, said some "myths" persist around the vaccine, including among NHS workers, with the "big one" being that it gives…
The number of NHS staff vacancies has increased and is expected to rise further by the end of year, new figures show. There were 107,743 vacancies in England at the end of June, up from 98,475 in March and bucking a downward trend seen in 2017/18, according to a quarterly…
Sexual incidents are "commonplace" on mental health wards, a new report suggests. Patients and staff have been left distressed after receiving unwanted advances and being spoken to in a sexualised manner, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said. The regulator is calling for new national guidance to improve safety on mental…
Many patients with healthcare associated infections (HAIs) like MRSA have reported feeling “like a leper” or “dirty” after being diagnosed, according to a new study. Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) looked at 17 studies from five different countries during a major review. They focused on the experiences of patients…
A stroke victim accidentally drank floor cleaner which was in a water jug left at her hospital bedside by a member of staff, an inquest has heard. Joan Blaber died on September 23 last year while being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The widow had been…
The parents of a 10-year-old boy who suffers from a form of cerebral palsy as a result of being starved of oxygen during birth have agreed a damages package approaching £10 million with hospital bosses, a High Court judge has been told. Mr Justice Lavender approved a settlement between the…
The mother of a four-year-old girl who died from a meningococcal infection hours after she was sent home from hospital has told a coroner: "I took her away to die." Gracie Foster (pictured) went into Chesterfield Royal Hospital, in Derbyshire, for a routine tonsil removal operation three years ago but…
Ministers have been accused of driving through a "secret fire sale of valuable assets" as Labour Party research suggested the amount of NHS land put up for sale had risen by almost a third in the last year. Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth (pictured) said patients would be "alarmed" at…
NHS staff will be asked what needs to be done to make them feel safe and secure at work in the largest ever health and care engagement exercise. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will use a speech at Southmead Hospital in Bristol on Monday to announce plans to give all 3.1…
The health watchdog has taken action after an inspection at a hospital brought up a "number of concerns" surrounding its A&E department, particularly with regard to whether staff were identifying patients with suspected sepsis effectively. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said inspectors also found that care records were not always…
Neglect by a children's hospital led to the death of a toddler who was left waiting days for emergency surgery, an inquest has found. Kayden Urmston-Bancroft, aged 20 months, was admitted to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on April 12 2016 for surgery on a diaphragmatic hernia but suffered a…
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