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More must be done to break the "taboo" around incontinence, leading charities have said. The condition affects millions of people yet many are deterred from talking to health or care workers about the issue. Ten organisations including Alzheimer's Society, Age UK, Marie Curie and Parkinson's UK have called for public…
Reductions in the amount of time people in need of social care spend trapped in hospitals when they are fit to be discharged has saved the NHS millions of pounds, new analysis suggests. Social care leaders have called for more money to be ploughed into the system in order to…
A heavily pregnant woman's life was saved when a blood clot was removed from her brain within three hours of her suffering a stroke using a pioneering procedure. Jana Smith, 29, is only the third pregnant woman in the UK to undergo the method of physically removing the clot using…
Hospitals face running out of drugs in a chaotic no-deal Brexit, the group that represents NHS hospital and ambulance service has privately warned. Poor co-ordination by ministers and health service bosses means there has been a failure to prepare for the UK to be left without a Brexit deal, a…
The majority of hospitals across England have stopped receiving paper referrals for patients in need of outpatient appointments, new data shows. NHS Digital said that 88% of trusts are receiving referrals for first outpatient appointments through the NHS e-Referral Service. The NHS in England has been challenged to switch to…
Ambulance crews have pleaded with disgruntled residents not leave rude notes on their vehicles as it "upsets" staff. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) said they responded to a genuine emergency in Leicester, during which a note was put on the windscreen. The handwritten note said the ambulance had been blocking…
Hospital admissions for alcohol-related emergency care and chronic illness are significantly higher in areas with the most pubs, bars and clubs, research has found. The density of restaurants and other outlets selling alcohol was also linked to admission rates in England, according to the study published in journal Addiction. Authorities…
The NHS in England has saved an additional 1,600 patients with severe injuries since a series of major trauma centres were established six years ago. The 27 designated major trauma centres have been operating since April 2012, playing a vital role in saving the lives of victims of knife, gun…
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…
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