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The NHS faces a shortage of 350,000 staff by 2030, with experts warning that the workforce crisis is now a greater threat to services than its financial problems.Three leading health sector think tanks are calling on the Government and NHS England to take urgent action to tackle the growing workforce…
All bodies involved in the integration of health and social care services need to work together better if it is to make a “meaningful difference” to people in Scotland, according to a report.A new publication from public spending watchdog Audit Scotland found there is still a long way to go…
A private company hired to perform various back-office tasks for the NHS in England has been slammed after it emerged that more than 40,000 women had not been sent the appropriate smear test information.The British Medical Association (BMA) claimed that up to 48,500 women have not received information regarding cervical…
Fresh concerns about patient data have been raised after Google announced plans to bring the health division of its DeepMind artificial intelligence company more closely under its control.The move means Google will manage the subsidiary's Streams app, which processes NHS patient data to alert doctors if someone is at risk…
Families have raised questions over the deaths of 36 people at a trust at the centre of a maternity probe, it has emerged.Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust said it had been in contact with dozens of families who had queries about their maternity experience at the trust between 1973 and…
Police have released CCTV photographs of a woman they want to speak to after £10,000 was stolen from a 91-year-old patient with dementia as she lay in her hospital bed.Mary Banks died within four weeks of her purse being stolen at Peterborough City Hospital in September.Her bank card was used…
The mother of a girl with cystic fibrosis is taking legal action against the NHS after it refused funding for a drug which could extend her daughter's life.Sarah Burgwin, of Totnes, Devon, said it was "shameful" that six-year-old Katie Stafford (both pictured) was being denied access to Orkambi.The drug's high…
The NHS will invest up to £46 million to help tens of thousands of people living with diabetes to receive life-changing treatment.NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has pledged to end the postcode lottery where type 1 in some parts of the country are not able to get glucose monitors.Mr…
Health and social care services in Clackmannanshire and Stirling are performing well at present but need to work together more effectively as partners to meet the needs of people in their communities, now and in the future.That is the key message from a joint inspection carried out by inspectors from…
A no-deal Brexit could lead to the NHS forking out £2.3 billion by 2020, new analysis suggests.The additional cost could come as a result of increased purchasing of supplies and may have an impact on patient care, according to the Nuffield Trust.A new blog published on the think tank's website…
Failures to follow guidelines and best practice in hospitals is contributing to incidents of newborn death and brain-damage, a new report claims.The Each Baby Counts study found nearly three quarters of affected babies might have had a different outcome through the right maternity unit care.For the study The Royal College…
The head of Community Pharmacy Northern Ireland has criticised the Department of Health for ignoring repeated calls to save the service.Community pharmacists say they have been warned by wholesalers that the supply of medicines to pharmacies and patients can no longer be guaranteed, as they struggle to pay their bills.Suppliers…
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