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Cardiff University has been chosen as the research partner in a £4.85m initiative to help improve the lives of children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. The Department for Education has named the University’s Children’s Social Care Research Development Centre (CASCADE) - based in the School of Social…
A new project to transform the aftercare and improve the quality of life for cancer survivors is being delivered by Sheffield Hallam University thanks to a £2.5million funding award by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and…
Care for mental health patients outside hospital has not improved over the last three years, a new survey suggests. In some areas, care for patients in the community in England has even deteriorated slightly, according to a large survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The poll of more than…
Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned. The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours of arriving in emergency departments. But analysis by the Health Foundation has predicted the number of patients seen in…
New bosses at a council children's services department which was criticised by inspectors face an enormous task, a family court judge has said. Ofsted rated Gloucestershire County Council's children's services department "inadequate" in June. Local family court judge Stephen Wildblood says it is important that new interim managers get "every…
Maternity units have been urged to investigate after figures revealed differences in care for mothers and babies across Britain. Findings of the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA), the largest of its kind in the world, show the vast majority of women in England, Wales and Scotland have a safe…
Patient safety and quality of care are at risk due to a workforce gap in the NHS, health leaders have said. Workforce concerns have become the "single biggest risk facing services", according to NHS Providers, a membership body, which represents health service organisations. The gap between the number of staff…
NHS funding will be at one of the lowest rates in its history, leading think tanks have said as they called for a multi-billion pound cash injection for the health service in this month's Budget. The three health think tanks - the Health Foundation, The King's Fund and the Nuffield…
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