Issue : 24 September 2014
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A mental health trust has been ordered to make urgent improvements to the safety of its services by the Care Quality Commission.
Health officials have mapped out the places in England that have the highest rates of people admitted to hospital as an emergency for alcohol-related liver disease.
Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the “Angelina effect”.
Children who are bad at maths could have trouble with numbers because of their mother’s hormone levels during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Does glove use increase the risk of infection?Subscription
Use of gloves is widespread in clinical practice, but research suggests they are often used inappropriately, and that this increases infection risks to patients. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Managing outbreaks of scarlet feverSubscription
England and Wales are currently experiencing unusually high rates of scarlet fever so it is vital that health professionals know what to do when someone is infected
Using a toolkit to prevent the spread of CPESubscription
Public Health England has published a toolkit to help acute trusts halt the spread of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a growing public health threat
Patients receiving blood transfusions can die if errors are made and if the signs of a severe reaction are not recognised and acted on at an early stage
Crystal Oldman reflects on how community nurses can improve people’s health at every stage of life
Staffing shortages have forced more than three quarters of hospital trusts in England have actively recruited nurses from overseas over the past four years, a survey has suggested.