One of the country’s major foundation trusts is temporarily reducing the opening hours of three of its urgent care centres to redeploy nursing staff to its specialist emergency care hospital over winter.
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A primary care nurse working in London is among six people that have been honoured with a special award for NHS staff from the European Union.
Significantly fewer parents of young children in England are reporting that health visitors are discussing immunisations with them compared with six years ago, reflecting an ongoing decline over the past two decades, official data has shown.
More than a quarter of councils have decided to close community contraceptive services or are considering doing so, research has found.
Two respected mental health professionals have been spared jail after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining NHS funds for their charity, which provided training to primary care staff.
Asthma patients should in future be prescribed a leukotriene receptor antagonist as an intermediate step-up between a preventer inhaler and a combination inhaler, if their condition is poorly controlled.
The NHS’s unpublished proposals for dealing with extreme funding pressure suggest it will employ thousands fewer nurses and other staff in the next few years, and treat tens of thousands fewer emergency patients in hospital.
Older people coming into contact with nurses and other health professionals should be asked “routinely” about falls, according to a joint initiative to reduce their impact.
Older people should be asked about falls when they have routine assessments and reviews with health and social care practitioners, and if they present at hospital, states updated guidance.
Side effects from statins are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to Norwegian researchers.