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Patient care in the NHS is suffering due to vacancies in the health service, nurses have said as they called for significant investment in student funding.The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) called for at least £1 billion a year to be put into nursing education.A funding boost introduced as part…
Campaigners have gone to the Court of Appeal to challenge a proposed new payment scheme for NHS services which they claim could put the quality and safety of services at "serious risk".They are challenging NHS England's proposed change to a "fixed payment system" for providers of health services called the…
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…
People affected by terrorism are being let down amid a "profound crisis" in mental health services, campaigners claim.Survivors of attacks have been forced to pay for their own treatment or wait months for an appointment, according to a report.The paper - published today by Survivors Against Terror - is based…
A major trauma centre to treat the most seriously injured patients in the east of Scotland has been opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.Based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, the centre will provide specialist care and rehabilitation to help improve patient recovery.It is the second centre to open as part…
A healthcare professional has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients as part of an investigation into allegations of mistreatment at a hospital.Lancashire Police said they had been contacted by the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on November 8 over allegations of mistreatment and neglect of patients at the…
Urgent checks are being made on up to 3,000 foreign doctors after it was revealed a fake psychiatrist was allowed to practice for 22 years with no qualification.Zholia Alemi claimed she had a primary medical qualification when she first registered in the UK in 1995.In reality, her claim to have…
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…
A major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes will look at possible changes to currently outsourced provision following "recent issues" with breast and cervical cancer screening, NHS England has said.Screening programmes have saved hundreds of thousands of lives but improvements can always be made, and the review will look at…
The NHS faces a shortage of 350,000 staff by 2030, with experts warning that the workforce crisis is now a greater threat to services than its financial problems.Three leading health sector think tanks are calling on the Government and NHS England to take urgent action to tackle the growing workforce…
Fresh concerns about patient data have been raised after Google announced plans to bring the health division of its DeepMind artificial intelligence company more closely under its control.The move means Google will manage the subsidiary's Streams app, which processes NHS patient data to alert doctors if someone is at risk…
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…
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