Issue : 13 November 2013
View all stories from this issue.
Having to rely on whistleblowers to highlight problems or mistakes is wrong, says Christina McAnea
Hospital trusts as we as managers and frontline clinicians will come under the scope of a new criminal offence for wilful neglect the government has confirmed.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has acknowledged it is impossible to deliver safe care without adequate numbers of staff. However, he has confirmed the government will not be introducing a minimum safe staffing level.
Many of England’s maternity services run at a deficit and have to be subsidised by other departments, the Foundation Trust Network (FTN) told MPs.
UK researchers have devised a simple clinical score to assess whether patients presenting with a sore throat would benefit from antibiotics or not.
What would you do in this situation? Any words of advice?
With my final placement of first year fast approaching, I realised this week that I’m 9 months into my degree. Nine months! Where has all the time disappeared to?
Nurses and other clinicians found guilty of “wilful neglect” of patients could face prison, under measures due to be published next week by the government, the prime minister has said.
A new legal duty on the NHS to tell patients about care mistakes looks set to be limited to organisations rather than individuals, and may also be restricted to serious incidents.
Private provider Serco has asked its NHS neighbours for help filling staff vacancies at Suffolk Community Healthcare amid concerns over its performance.