Issue : 23 April 2013
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Patients and relatives should be allowed to check the training records of healthcare assistants in a bid to make employers take more responsibility, an influential member of the House of Lords has said.
#NTtwitchat live debate: are UK A&E departments at breaking point? VideoSubscription
Did you miss yesterday’s #NTtwitchat on A&E overcrowding? Read it again
Day two of RCN Cngress 2013 was a mixed bag of learning and meeting people.
Last attempt to overturn NHS rulesSubscription
Opponents of controversial NHS competition regulations are to make a last-ditch attempt to overturn the new rules.
Helpline 'puts pressure on A&Es'Subscription
The new NHS helpline is putting pressure on accident and emergency departments because its telephone operators do not have the medical training they need to properly diagnose patients, a Liberal Democrat MP has said.
Cost of violence 'coming down'Subscription
The number of violent attacks needing hospital treatment fell by 14% last year.
Fall in HCA numbers, claims CollegeSubscription
The number of healthcare assistants working in the NHS has fallen by 4,042 since 2010, figures highlighted today by the Royal College of Nursing reveal.
'25,000 NHS jobs go in three years'Subscription
Almost 25,000 NHS jobs have been axed in the last three years, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has said.
Awards launched for members of RCN WalesSubscription
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales officially launched its “Nurse of the Year” awards for 2013 on Monday.
Rising pressure in accident and emergency departments across the UK is leading to patients queuing on trolleys in corridors for hours and getting “lost” in hospitals due to repeated moves, senior nurses from the Royal College of Nursing have warned.