A care home in West Sussex has been urgently shut down with residents told to leave immediately after a series of damning inspections by the Care Quality Commission.
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed in special measures after the Care Quality Commission identified serious failings - likely to have led to patient deaths - and unsafe staffing levels at some of the services run by the organisation.
Sepsis care is improving in NHS accident and emergency departments but treatment needs to be faster, according to a new audit.
The risk of a patient dying increases “significantly” following a period in hospital during which the number of nurses falls below the required level, according to emerging findings from a new study thought to be the first of its kind in England.
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Nursing home staff in part of the East Midlands are receiving support to spot the hidden signs of dehydration and malnutrition earlier.
Nurses and other hospital staff should treat patients with life-threatening sepsis symptoms within one hour, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
A care provider has today been ordered to pay £82,429.72 in fines and costs by Liverpool Magistrates’ Court, after inspectors uncovered a raft of appalling care failings that exposed residents to “unimaginable indignities”.
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Inspectors said services provided by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust were still in need of improvement, following their latest visit.