Issue : 26 March 2014
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The Friends and Family Test has been implemented in the face of evidence from users showing that it is manifestly unsuitable, says Paul Snelling
NHS 111 'fundamentally flawed', says LabourSubscription
The government has been accused of “vandalism” by destroying NHS Direct, which formally closed on 31 March.
Trusts urged to adopt whistleblowing codeSubscription
Whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work is calling for healthcare organisations to become early adopters of its code of practice.
The “mood is lifting” among stressed-out emergency care nurses at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital, who found themselves embroiled in a major incident earlier this year, a senior nurse has claimed in an interview with Nursing Times.
This month, I have been mostly selling my shoes. And jackets, jeans, some speakers that came with my car…. Anything really, to be able to afford to get to placement.
The Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee has been appointed as the new president of the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association.
Preterm births and cases of children attending hospital with asthma have fallen dramatically since laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces were introduced in Europe and North America.
Eating pesticide-free organic food does nothing to reduce a woman’s risk of cancer, a study has found.
The Care Quality Commission has raised concerns about staff development at Northampton General Hospital Trust.
A judge who specialises in analysing issues relating to vulnerable people says assaults and serious incidents will inevitably occur at care homes and psychiatric units that house mentally-ill residents.