Anxiety-related hospital admissions ‘costing £70 million’

The New Economics Foundation has warned that stress and anxiety-related hospital admissions are costing the NHS more than £70 million a year.

Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system, says charity

The Alzheimer's Society has claimed that vulnerable people struggling with dementia have been left to ‘fend for themselves’.

NHS cuts leavings nurses missing training

A new report has found that winter pressures, staff shortages and funding cuts are forcing the NHS to deny clinical training to nursing staff.

Capita outsourcing could have harmed patients

The National Audit Office has found that patients could have been put at risk of serious harm after NHS services were outsourced.

Specialist children's nurses investment needed

The government needs to invest in specialist children's nurses or risk turning back the clock on children’s health in England.

Social care reform encountering fork in the road

New analysis of funding pressures on social care services have emphasised the worrying lack of progress on social care reform in the UK.

Diabetes patients being denied a new life-changing technology

Thousands of people in the UK with diabetes are being denied new life-changing technology that could help them safely manage their condition.

Guidance to support the use of animal therapy in hospital

New RCN guidance provides evidence-based best practice criteria so that hospitals can introduce animals into the care environment.

New Data Security and Protection Toolkit launched

To improve the way hospitals keep patient information safe, NHS Digital has launched the new Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

Funding plan for health and social care petition launched

The NHS Confederation has launched a petition calling on the government to commit to a funding plan for health and social care to 2035.

Give nurses body cameras to prevent assaults

The Royal College of Nursing Congress has heard calls for nurses to be given body cameras to help prevent assaults.

Positive pressure can have negative impact for cancer patients

Macmillan Cancer Support has revealed that the need to ‘fight’ and remain positive could be having a negative effect on people living with cancer.

Financial cost of the nursing shortage laid bare

NHS trusts were forced to spend £1.46 billion last year on temporary staffing to plug gaps in nursing rotas.

Mental health care leads to reduction in hospital admissions

An NHS pilot scheme has seen a reduction in demand for GP appointments and hospital admissions as a direct result of improved mental health care.

Public concern over nurse staffing revealed

A RCN survey has revealed that three out of four people in the UK think there aren’t enough nurses to care safely for patients in the NHS.

£1m funding for digital adult social care pilots

NHS Digital and the LGA have announced new funding for digital pilots that benefit people who access adult social care and improve services.

New system to prevent medication errors

The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a new system to help the NHS monitor, learn from and prevent costly medication errors.

GoodSam app allows paramedics to view 999 patients

Two air ambulance services are currently testing a new app which allows them to view patients before they arrive to treat them.


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