Issue : 16 April 2014
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Children with neuromuscular disorders are set to benefit from the creation of a new specialist nursing role at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
At least 1,000 hospital patients in England die each month from avoidable kidney problems, researchers have found.
A “ground-breaking” scheme which aims to improve patient safety by ensuring better communication between primary care prescribers and pharmacists is to be piloted by health boards in Scotland.
“Cutting back on salt does save lives,” is the good news on the front page of the Daily Mail.
“A new treatment for hepatitis C ‘cured’ 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, scientists said,” BBC News reports after a new drug protocol designed to target the protein that assists the spread of the virus through the body has shown promising results.
“Heart pills taken by millions of people in Britain could dramatically reduce the risk of dementia,” the Daily Express reports.
“Ministers blew £650 MILLION on useless anti-flu drugs,” the Daily Mail reports.
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Nurses must remember basic hygiene measures in order to bring down “unacceptable” infection rates in the NHS, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The Care Quality Commission has published its first report on a mental health trust that has undergone its new inspection model.