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A spike in cases of norovirus has seen more than 800 hospital beds closed per day last week, latest official figures show. NHS England also said 10,800 patients had to wait more than 30 minutes to be seen after arriving at accident and emergency departments by ambulance, with more than…
Scottish health boards have launched a global recruitment drive for radiologists. Nine boards are looking to fill 32 vacancies by advertising in Western Europe, India, Australia, the USA and Canada. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) welcomed what it described as a “much-needed international drive to boost radiologist numbers”. Ayrshire…
Some hip fracture patients are having to wait up to 80 days for a physiotherapist to visit them at home after being discharged from hospital, a union has warned. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) said patients are facing unacceptable variations in care, with the amount of rehabilitation patients receive…
A coroner has concluded that gross failure by a hospital contributed to the death of a man whose severe constipation meant he had to have 10kg of faeces removed from his bowels. Richard Handley, 33, who had Downs Syndrome and was from Lowestoft, Suffolk, died from a cardiac arrest in…
Four patients died unexpectedly on a mental health ward which had more than the recommended number of beds on it, a report has found. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out an inspection into East London NHS Foundation Trust following the deaths on an all-male ward between December 2016 and…
Completion of a new £335 million hospital is facing a "significant delay" following the collapse of building giant Carillion, an NHS chief executive has warned. The firm, which went into liquidation in January, was building the 646-bed Royal Liverpool University Hospital in Merseyside. The project was already behind schedule and…
Hospitals should sell e-cigarettes to patients and switch smoking shelters to vaping lounges, health officials have said. Patients should be allowed to vape in private rooms and purchase e-cigarette devices in hospital shops, Public Health England (PHE) said. Meanwhile, Government officials should help manufacturers licence e-cigarettes as medical quitting aids.…
Theresa May has been rebuked by the UK's official statistician over her criticism of the performance of the NHS in Wales. Mrs May went on the attack during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons last month with figures apparently showing that more than seven times as many patients…
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