RJAH gets new pool hoist

A new piece of equipment which allows disabled people to get in the Hydrotherapy Pool at RJAH has been purchased by the hospital’s League of Friends.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital launches diabetics foot campaign

As part of a new campaign, a display of 20 empty shoes will be helping to stress the importance for diabetics to have daily foot checks.

Children’s mental health unit rated ‘outstanding’

A child and adolescent mental health ward at a north London trust has been rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Improvements needed on trust’s mental health ward

The Care Quality Commission has called for further improvements to be made on a ward at a south-west London mental health trust.

People with diabetes urged to book places on free NHS courses

People with diabetes in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are being urged to book their places on free NHS courses.

One in five European NHS doctors plan to quit

Almost one in five of the NHS’s European doctors are planning to quit Britain, according to new research.

Thousands to access diabetes and obesity prevention services

NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have partnered up with leading companies from the tech sector to fight against obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

£14.8 million energy centre saves £200,000 in first month

The new Energy Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital reduced NHS spending on energy bills by more than £200,000 in its first month.

New scheme to improve care for mental health patients

A pilot scheme in North Lincolnshire is set to improve the care given to mental health patients who are acutely ill or injured.

Electronic whiteboards used to improve patient safety

Staff at Southampton’s teaching hospitals are introducing interactive whiteboards on wards as part of a major digital transformation project.

Call to improve NHS staff working conditions

Hospital managers have called on the government to improve the working conditions of NHS staff to stop the number of resignations increasing further.

NHS cracks down on sending mental health patients away from home

Mental health trusts are being forced to reveal how many patients they are sending away from home for treatment because of a lack of beds.

Use antibiotics effectively to preserve their usefulness, NICE says

Good management of antibiotics can half the number of people picking-up drug-resistant infections in hospital, new research suggests.

RCS and University of Manchester announce partnership

The Royal College of Surgeons has announced a partnership that will see its surgical education courses delivered at the University of Manchester.

Patients waiting six months or more for surgery increases by 40 per cent

The number of patients waiting longer than six months for treatment increased by 40 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Improvement made at Barts Health NHS Trust

CQC has rated Barts NHS Trust as ‘requires improvement’ overall - an improvement from its previous rating of ‘inadequate’.