Royal Derby A&E best in the country

The Royal Derby Hospital’s accident and emergency team has been named ‘Emergency Department Clinical Team of the Year’ by the RCEM.

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust shows ‘real improvement’

The latest Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) A&E patient experience survey has shown great improvement since the last carried out two years ago.

North Cumbria’s A&E departments continuing to improve

The CQC's national 2016 A&E patient survey has shown significant improvements for the A&E departments in both the CIC and WCH for the second year in a row.

Nursing app shortlisted for national award

An innovative nursing app called Care Clox has been shortlisted for a third national award.

CCG wins £750k award to support international GP recruitment

NHS North Cumbria CCG has secured £755,000 to support the international recruitment of 25 GPs to west, north and east Cumbria.

NHS and travel and transport organisations to work together

Bodies representing health, travel and transport organisations and interest groups in South Tyneside and Sunderland have agreed to work together.

Lack of midwives blamed for home births falling to 15-year low

The number of women having a home birth has fallen to a 15-year low, raising concern that some are being denied due to a shortage of midwives.

Further 162,000 NHS files missing

The NHS medical correspondence scandal has deepened with the revelation that a further 162,000 documents went missing.

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

Under new NHS guidelines, health professionals in England are to be told to ask patients aged 16 or over about their sexual orientation.

‘Worst case scenario’ Brexit could cost NHS £500m a year

A ‘worst case scenario’ Brexit where healthcare arrangements end between the UK and the EU could cost the NHS up to £500 million a year.

NHS England bans supersized chocolate bars in hospitals

Supersized chocolate bars and sweet ‘grab bags’ are to be banned from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, says NHS England.

Nivolumab to be given to patients with head and neck cancer

Hundreds of patients are to have access to a head and neck cancer drug after a new deal, NICE says.

NHS plans barring walk-in patients from attending A&E

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is considering the idea of stopping walk-in patients from attending hospital emergency departments.

NHS disappointed in staff winter flu jab take-up

Following ‘disappointing’ staff take-up rates, NHS leaders are writing to all 1.4 million staff to say they must have the winter flu jab.

90 per cent concerned about ability to cope this winter

An NHS Confederation poll of over 130 senior leaders has found that over 90 per cent are ‘concerned’ about their ability to cope this winter.

Norfolk and Suffolk back in special measures

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been placed back in special measures.

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