A&E patients turned away 13 times in one week

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust had to turn patients away from its A&E units 13 times in one week, including four times in one day.

Grantham A&E ‘should not reopen overnight’

Grantham & District Hospital A&E Emergency Care Centre would not be safe to reopen overnight, an NHS report has recommended.

£7.7 million spent on agency staff for children’s services

A struggling children’s services organisation has spent £7.7 million on interim agency staff in a year, it has been revealed.

Use of high-value COPD treatments in Wales still has room for improvement

A new report has found that two-thirds of COPD patients in Wales receive the flu jab - one of the most high-value treatments to stop exacerbations of the disease.

Mesh for vaginal wall prolapse should only be used in research: NICE

NICE’s updated advice says current evidence on the safety of the vaginal mesh shows there are serious, but well-recognised safety concerns.

Families should feel supported when child is born preterm: NICE

NICE has said that children born preterm should be offered developmental check-ups to help identify any problems or disorders early on.

NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data

NHS Digital has published data that shows the levels of prescribing antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients for the first time.

Health Education England to ‘future-proof’ NHS

The NHS needs to ‘future-proof’ its care workforce by improving working conditions, boosting training and retention and becoming a ‘model employer’ for staff, new report says.

First primary care provider and third sector organisation go live with HSCN

The first primary care provider and third sector organisation have connected to the new Health and Social Care Network.

NHS first to publish numbers of avoidable deaths

The NHS will become the first in the world to publish estimates of how many patients may have died because of failings in their care.

More men than women get physical activity guidelines

66 per cent of men met national aerobic activity guidelines in 2016 compared to 58 per cent of women, new figures have revealed.

Surgeon returns to transform hospital system

A former heart surgeon has returned to Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust to transform the way information systems in the hospitals work.

Over 1,400 NHS dementia patients to be stranded in hospital over Christmas

Lack of social care funding is turning wards into waiting rooms as new figures show dementia patients are delayed up to 10 times longer than those without the condition.

€6.5 million awarded for euro shock heart attack study

A team of researchers at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre has been awarded €6.5 million from the Horizon 2020 European Commission Fund.

Loneliness ‘lethal in winter’

Cold weather combined with loneliness could be lethal in the coming months, NHS England’s chief nursing officer has warned.

Improvements for race equality in NHS workforce

The chief executive of NHS England has welcomed signs of progress in tackling discrimination among health service staff, but warns of ‘hard work’ still left to do.

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