Issue : 17 December 2014
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Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been told it “requires improvement” following a Care Quality Commission inspection in October.
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“The key to a long and healthy life? A bowl of porridge every day,” is the somewhat inaccurate headline in the Daily Mail.
The “common cold ‘prefers cold noses’,” reports BBC News today, while The Independent recommends that you “heed your mother’s warning: cover up or you’ll catch a cold”.
Nursing looks set to be a key election issue in Scotland, following a raft of pledges and policy announcements this week that directly affect the profession.
Accident and emergency nurses warn that patient safety is increasingly being compromised by growing pressures impacting across the healthcare system this winter.
Lack of awareness among nurses about legislation on whether a patient is able to consent to treatment, as well as insufficient recruitment checks on new staff, are among issues exposed at GP surgeries by regulators.
“New skin cancer drug set for clinical trials,” The Guardian reports. In fact, two new compounds designed to treat malignant melanoma are due for trials after promising results in laboratory research.
‘Challenge Top-Down Change’ is a three month campaign by Nursing Times, our sister title HSJ, and our partner organisation NHS Improving Quality.
It starts with a provocation. NHS Improving Quality’s recent white paper says right upfront that “this is a time for radical change in health and care systems” and challenges leaders to open their minds to how this is achieved.