Issue : 22 April 2015
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Two GP practices in the East Midlands have been placed in special measures after being rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission.
The UK has been ranked top in a list which compares palliative care across 80 countries, including Australia, the US and Sweden.
More than a quarter of appointments with general practitioners are avoidable and in many cases patients could instead be seen by a nurse prescriber, a survey of doctors has found.
West Midlands hospice rated 'outstanding' by CQCSubscription
Nursing staff at a hospice in Solihull have been praised by the Care Quality Commission, which rated the service as “outstanding” overall following an inspection this summer.
A new national whistleblowing guardian will not directly investigate concerns raised by NHS staff, but will be able to “challenge others to look again at cases”, according to proposals on how the future role will operate.
Nurse-led discharge has been highlighted as an effective way to ensure timely transfer of patients in a new study looking at ways hospitals can reduce lengths of stay.
Healthcare professionals should explain the consequences of overusing antibiotics to patients and highlight how to manage their condition without them if they are not required, according to a new draft guideline.
Nurses in Newham are helping families learn English as part of the east London borough’s Family Nurse Partnership scheme.
A new coaching model at a trust in Norfolk that allows double the number of student nurses to be trained is to be expanded following its success.
More effort should be made to address the wellbeing of NHS and social care staff working in mental health according to one of the interim findings from a taskforce set up by NHS England to improve mental health services.