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The social care system will "crash" without an immediate injection of cash, former health minister Norman Lamb has warned. Mr Lamb said soaring care costs combined with NHS trusts facing budget deficits which are "deteriorating rapidly" would have direct impacts on patients. Speaking at his party's conference in Bournemouth, Mr…
One of the biggest NHS trusts in the country has been placed in special measures after inspectors deemed it "inadequate". Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital, has been told it requires improvement to ensure services are safe and effective. While staff were found to be caring,…
The NHS faces a "make or break" financial crisis within two years unless the Government orders an immediate multibillion pound cash injection, a former health minister has claimed. In a bleak assessment Norman Lamb, a key figure in the Department of Health during the coalition era as Liberal Democrat care…
The Department of Health has announced it is to review the rate paid by the NHS to private care homes for nursing services. Registered nursing care for residents, who are assessed to be eligible, in nursing homes is funded by the NHS. The rate payable for this financial year is…
NHS hospital chiefs have warned that "stringent" immigration rules are preventing them hiring nurses for the winter. Ten heads of leading NHS trusts have signed a letter urging the Home Secretary to help address the shortage by allowing foreign nurses to work in the UK, according to the BBC. Lobby…
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, has confirmed that ten health centres across the country will form community care teams over the next two years in a bid to improve the role of general practice in Scotland. Over the next two years, the ten health centres will test different ways of…
The Welsh Government is asking people who believe their care should have been funded by the NHS to register their intent to make a claim. Continuing healthcare is a package of care provided by the NHS for those people with complex and primarily health-based needs. This can be provided in…
There were no beds for mental health patients available anywhere in England for a period of time this weekend when an NHS trust enquired, its medical director has said. The situation experienced by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been described as "a national disgrace" by a local…
More than 20,000 people have given their views on the top priorities for reshaping mental health services as part of a drive to develop a five year national NHS strategy for people of all ages. Better access to high quality services, a wider choice of treatments, more focus on prevention,…
NHS staff are to be offered physiotherapy, counselling and Zumba classes as part of a drive to cut absence rates. Simon Stevens, NHS England's chief executive, will say creating healthy workplaces is "no longer a nice-to-have, it's a must-do". He will use a speech to announce a raft of measures…
One in five maternity staff say they have come into contact with a patient they knew or suspected of having been trafficked, but most healthcare workers report little knowledge or training in how to identify or help victims. A study published in the online journal BMJ Open found 13% of…
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…