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Nearly one in five NHS hospital services have failed to hit any key national waiting-time targets in the last year, analysis shows.An investigation by the BBC found that 29 hospital trusts and boards out of 157 across the UK had not hit a single target for a year.Northern Ireland was…
An adult care home manager from Flintshire is to be removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after Social Care Wales found his fitness to practise was impaired because of his criminal conviction for fraud and theft.Daniel Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty on 18 June 2018 at Mold Magistrates Court to…
Noise pollution in hospitals is regularly exceeding international recommendations, according to new research.The issue is a common concern among patients, families and staff, a study suggests.It found four in 10 (40%) patients are bothered by noise at night, which can be loud even in intensive care units.In an editorial published…
Vulnerable people living in care homes and their families will be better protected from unfair care home practices and secretive fees under new guidance published today. The guide, published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), sets out what providers should and should not be doing, to protect vulnerable older…
Families have raised questions over the deaths of 36 people at a trust at the centre of a maternity probe, it has emerged.Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust said it had been in contact with dozens of families who had queries about their maternity experience at the trust between 1973 and…
Ministers could bring in a commissioner to oversee children's services at cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council after an Ofsted report found "serious concerns" about the department.Inspectors said children referred to social care services in the county were "not consistently or effectively assessed, supported or protected" in a letter to chief executive…
The NHS will invest up to £46 million to help tens of thousands of people living with diabetes to receive life-changing treatment.NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has pledged to end the postcode lottery where type 1 in some parts of the country are not able to get glucose monitors.Mr…
Health and social care services in Clackmannanshire and Stirling are performing well at present but need to work together more effectively as partners to meet the needs of people in their communities, now and in the future.That is the key message from a joint inspection carried out by inspectors from…
Failures to follow guidelines and best practice in hospitals is contributing to incidents of newborn death and brain-damage, a new report claims.The Each Baby Counts study found nearly three quarters of affected babies might have had a different outcome through the right maternity unit care.For the study The Royal College…
A hospital trust has been placed into special measures after it emerged that more than 100 cases of alleged poor care are to be reviewed.NHS Improvement confirmed on Thursday that Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been placed into special measures following recommendations from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).Ian…
The parents of a dying baby suffered a "horrifically stressful" experience after social services failings deprived them of time with their child, an ombudsman has said.City of York Council social workers were accused of failing to properly review the case of the baby boy, whose parents were placed under strict…
South East Coast Ambulance Service is to remain in special measures despite showing improvements in care, according to a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).A team of inspectors from CQC visited the service which covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex between July and September 2018 to check the quality of…
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