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An already under-fire hospital in east London has been rated inadequate after inspectors found a raft of problems including patients experiencing delays in their treatment and not enough nursing and medical staff to ensure safe care was provided. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said there was also a "culture of…
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) has praised the Partnerships in Care (PiC) Clinic in Ayr following an unannounced inspection in January this year. HIS assessed the service against five quality themes related to regulations and the National Care Standards. Inspectors noted patients were involved in most aspects of their care and…
Pressures on our health and social care system are compromising fundamental standards of care for older people in hospital, according to a new Frontline First briefing published today by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland. Commenting on the briefing, Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland Director said: “When older people come…
Almost 200,000 people over the age of 75 have left hospital without proper support, increasing the likelihood of being readmitted, according to a new report. The Royal Voluntary Service said better support could save the NHS in England more than £40 million and prevent thousands of readmissions. Older people are…
In response to new delayed discharge statistics, which suggest the number of people remaining in hospital following treatment has continued to rise since April 2014, the Scottish Government has announced the launch of a new taskforce to tackle the issue. The taskforce, involving representatives from the Scottish Government, NHS, local…
A nurse has appeared in court accused of the murder of three people. Victorino Chua, 48, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the three-minute hearing at Manchester Magistrates' Court. He was charged following a lengthy investigation by police at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, where he…
It was a pleasure to interview Shelley Craig and Barbara Muskat about hospital social work this week. Their research is published in an article called Bouncers, Brokers, and Glue: The Self-Described Roles of Social Workers in Urban Hospitals. What they have to say will resonate with any social worker who…
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