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The nursing union has warned of an "escalating health crisis" among children due to a lack of school nurses. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said school nurses have a unique opportunity to help improve some of the key issues facing children's health - particularly the huge problem of obesity…
A review into how newborns with deteriorating health are cared for by hospitals and in the community has been announced in the light of the death of a baby more than a decade ago. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it will look at current practices for managing newborn infants…
A new £300,000 University of Stirling-led project aims to improve NHS services by ensuring decisions are informed by greater in-depth feedback from patients. The two-year project will improve the way researchers use existing qualitative research on health services, to increase the likelihood that it will be used by NHS decision-makers.…
Older people are far less likely to be given life-saving treatment than younger cancer patients but this does not mean they do not want it, a charity has warned. Macmillan Cancer Support said there is no significant difference by age group or stage of cancer at diagnosis on the likelihood…
The cases of three patients whose deaths could have been avoided are among more than 100 examples in a report on public service failures and poor complaint handling in the NHS in England and UK Government departments. The report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman contains 121 summaries of…
Diabetes "threatens to bring down the NHS", Diabetes UK has warned. Cases in England and Wales have risen by 59.8% in the past decade - as an additional 1.2 million adults are now living with the condition compared to ten years ago. The figures, extracted from NHS data and analysed…
Medicine to treat diabetes now accounts for 10% of the annual spend on prescriptions, new figures show. Some £868.6 million was spent on ingredients for diabetes sufferers during the last year, an increase of £65.5 million on the previous 12 months, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre…
All resources from the NHSScotland Event 2015 are now available on the Event website at www.nhsscotlandevent.com. In its 10th year, the NHSScotland Event proved to be a resounding success with over 1,600 registered delegates from NHSScotland, the wider public sector and the third sector coming together to share learning and…
A new conference will examine the data sharing and data safety challenges faced by NHS Boards and Councils in Scotland as they prepare for the integration of health and social care. The conference will take place in Edinburgh (venue to be confirmed) on October 6 and will feature a keynote…
Swansea University has launched a new project aimed at encouraging local children to eat a healthy diet, live an active life and manage a healthy body weight as they grow up. The ENRICH program (Exercise and Nutrition Research in Child Health) has been set up by Swansea University’s Applied Sports…
A new one-year apprenticeship which integrates health and social care services is being launched in Suffolk in September. The rotational apprenticeship will give apprentices the opportunity to work in different locations and enable them to gain experience of caring for people in different settings. Apprentices will work for four months…
A major Scotland-wide study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus aims to lead to improvements to their health and wellbeing. Launched this week, the University of Stirling-led Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) study is the first in Scotland to follow individuals and households through time.…

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