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Many nurses feel they are too busy to give dying patients high-quality care, a new poll suggests. Two-thirds of nurses from across the UK felt they were not given sufficient time to care for those nearing the end of their lives, it found. The poll of almost 1,000 nurses and…
NHS hospitals will not be able to balance their books until problems in social care are addressed, health experts have warned. The Health Foundation said the gap in social care funding should be addressed in next month's Budget. The charity said failure to invest in social care is a "false…
Plans to transform the NHS in England could lead to cuts in hospital beds and community services, leading nurses have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said proper funding for the process was key to making sure the strategies "solve instead of exacerbate" problems in the health and care…
The NHS in England is performing at its worst ever level against a raft of targets, including A&E, cancer and people forced to wait on trolleys. The number of people waiting more than two months to start cancer treatment after an urgent referral was 25,157 in 2016 - the highest…
Almost three quarters of hospitals in England have had patients wait for more than 100 days to be discharged, even though they are medically fit to leave, a report suggests. One patient had to wait for more than a year, according to a BBC investigation. The 62-year-old patient, who had…
The number of mental health patients who are being treated in facilities far away from their homes is unacceptably high, experts have warned. The comments from the Royal College of Psychiatrists come as new figures revealed that during December last year 250 English patients were forced to travel over 100km…
An award-winning nurse who died after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace suffered a "mental breakdown" over how his NHS employers handled his dismissal, an inquest has heard. Amin Abdullah, 41, died on February 9 last year close to the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…
The number of unexpected patient deaths in mental health trusts has risen by almost 50% in three years, data shows. Figures for England obtained by the BBC's Panorama programme show there were 2,067 unexpected deaths in 2012/13, rising to 3,160 in 2015/16. Unexpected deaths include death by suicide, neglect and…
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