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Nursing has been left in "managed decline" due to decisions over funding, it has been warned, as figures show a further drop in student numbers. The number of nursing students from England taking places at UK universities has fallen by 4% from last year and 11% since 2016 when bursaries…
Auditors have warned increasing evidence indicates parts of Scotland lack adequate numbers of intensive care beds. An audit of more than 46,000 patients admitted to specialist wards for the most severely ill or injured last year found the quality of critical care is high but bed shortages are causing problems.…
A paediatrician convicted of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of six-year-old Jack Adcock said she was "very pleased" after winning her bid to be reinstated to the medical register. Hadiza Bawa-Garba (pictured) fought a decision made in January by two High Court judges to substitute erasure for the lesser…
An inquiry is under way after a hospital worker was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The 31-year-old man was held after police were contacted by staff at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool on July 22. A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm that a 31-year-old male care assistant…
A young schoolgirl was battered to death with a table leg by her "mentally ill" great-uncle just hours after a hospital crisis team said it could not help him because he was "not a risk", a court heard. Delroy Forrester admitted killing 11-year-old Jasmine Forrester in an attack on February…
An innovative idea to treat people earlier for illnesses like flu and chest infections has led to patients in one area avoiding 17,000 nights in hospital and the NHS saving £7 million to be reinvested back into patient care. The iCares system in Sandwell in the West Midlands flags people…
The UK Government’s “shambolic Brexit” poses a threat to the future of the NHS in Scotland, the SNP has said. MP Dr Philippa Whitford said a “power grab” over public procurement could lead to more privatisation in the NHS. The SNP’s Westminster health spokesperson claimed that Holyrood would lose control…
The Government has been urged to address the "untenable" staffing shortage in the NHS, as figures reveal some trusts are relying on agency staff for months on end. At least 3,700 staff members have worked at least one shift per month at the same trust for more than a year,…
A radical new radiotherapy trial could significantly cut the number of visits for men with prostate cancer, researchers said. Treatment may be delivered in just five bouts compared to the usual 37, Queen's University Belfast said. The trial was the first of its kind in the UK and delivered large…
Bystanders who witness someone going into cardiac arrest could soon become lifesavers thanks to a new project which aims to map all of Britain's public defibrillators. Information about the availability of the devices - which give a high energy electric shock to the heart - is patchy and not all…
Virgin has been awarded almost £2 billion worth of NHS contracts over the past five years, according to new analysis. The Guardian reported that the company and its subsidiaries hold at least 400 contracts across the public sector - from healthcare in prisons to school immunisation programmes. According to the…
Samantha Eastwood's colleagues at the Royal Stoke Hospital have set aside an area to lay down floral tributes and messages. Dozens of those who worked with the midwife, who is alleged to have been murdered by Michael Stirling, her ex-fiance's brother-in-law, gathered around a temporary memorial plaque to pay their…
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