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The Scottish government has announced that women and girls considered at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM) will receive “enhanced protection” under proposals in a new bill.
The health and wellbeing of nurses and other staff should be a “core priority” in the workplace, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said, as part of new draft guidance on long-term sickness absence that earmark early interventions and mental health support plans as means of prevention.
UK researchers are leading the way in developing new ways to tackle antibiotic-resistant superbugs, show two new studies.
Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from South Korea.
The social care sector will continue to struggle to recruit and retain nurses unless pay is increased in line with what they can earn in the NHS, according to a new analysis that warns of a £4.4bn funding shortfall.
Working night shifts does not increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a major new analysis by UK researchers who hope their findings will provide reassurance to female employees such as nurses.
Scotland’s Public Services Ombudsman has told MSPs she is the right person to take on a new national role for whistleblowing in the NHS.
Staffing issues and performance targets are among factors that can prevent nursing staff identifying and treating deteriorating patients, according to a national investigation sparked by a patient death.
Nurses and doctors in Greater Manchester have prevented 3,000 avoidable visits to the accident and emergency department in the last two years by solving problems via Skype calls.
Staff at a care home in Stockton-on-Tees made sure elderly residents could cast their votes in last week’s European elections by wheeling them all the way to the polling station.