The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned the government that new immigration rules could exacerbate the nursing shortage in the UK and see thousands of foreign nurses forced to return to their home countries.
NHS England, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and the University of Bristol have today announced the world's first national programme to review deaths of people with learning disabilities.
Plans will be put in place to encourage pupils to study more academic GCSE qualifications by using performance tables that will monitor schools who fail to enrol pupils in English baccalaureate subjects.
A report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) finds that patients in a mental health crisis often experience problems accessing help when they need it, with NHS staff often ‘judging’ people in crisis and not treating them with respect or compassion.
An independent hospital productivity report written by Lord Carter of Coles suggests that hospitals could save up to £5 billion a year by through increasing efficiency and making better use of staff, medicines and supplies.
NHS England will be investing an estimated further £190 million in new cures for Hepatitis C, on top of the approximately £40 million extra which began last year which will benefit an addition 3,500 patients.