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Nursing shifts of 12 hours or more are linked to heightened risk of burnout and job dissatisfaction, according to an international study of more than 31,000 hospital nurses. A survey of nurses in 12 European countries found such long shifts were particularly common in England and Ireland, research published in…
A new care monitoring service which uses sound and motion sensitive camera equipment to trigger alerts of any unusual activity has been launched to protect vulnerable people, such as the elderly in care homes. The footage will be monitored by health or social care sector-trained staff, and will also offer…
A radical shake-up of the way ambulances respond to 999 calls in Wales has been announced. Under the new scheme, only life-threatening incidents will be subjected to an eight-minute response target. Other calls - classed as amber or green - will not be subjected to a deadline. Officials say performance…
Patients have provided "thousands of shocking stories" about being discharged from hospital without the right care and support. Healthwatch England said its report has uncovered a "number of common basic failings" including hospitals not routinely asking patients if they have anywhere to be discharged to, details of new medications not…
People whose friend or relative died in a hospital have rated their end of life care "significantly lower" than those whose loved ones died in a hospice, care home or at home. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show seven out of 10 (69%) rated the care…
A national report about the findings of a series of 22 unannounced spot checks to review care and conditions on older people’s mental health wards across Wales has been published. The spot checks, which followed and built on a series of unannounced reviews of care for older people being treated…
A children's doctor who abused 18 boys in his care has had his 22-year jail sentence reduced to 16 years. Myles Bradbury, 42, from Herringswell, Suffolk, who worked as a paediatric consultant haematologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, had his custodial term reduced by three judges at the Court of…
People who have sought emergency help for mental health problems say they got better assistance from the police than staff in accident and emergency departments or community mental health teams. Just a third (34%) of those who went to an A&E department said they were treated with warmth and compassion…
New standards for NHS Scotland aim to improve the care of older people in hospital. A key goal of the standards is strengthening the involvement of patients and carers in discussions and decisions about the care that is delivered. NHS boards in Scotland are now expected to work towards meeting…
Self-styled 'angel turned evil' Victorino Chua has been jailed for at least 35 years for murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others. Father-of-two Chua, 49, described by detectives as a narcissistic psychopath, injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two acute wards at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport,…
"Angel turned evil" killer nurse Victorino Chua is facing life in jail after he was found guilty of a murderous poisoning spree at his hospital. Filipino Chua, 49, injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two wards at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in June and July…
An acquired brain injury hospital in Glasgow has been praised for the quality of its care following an unannounced inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). Inspectors reporting on The Disabilities Trust owned, Graham Anderson House, found the service had good systems in place to monitor and improve the quality of…