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Urgent action is needed to tackle mounting pressures on the NHS in Scotland including “major workforce challenges”, with health boards struggling to recruit and retain nurses and other staff, the country’s chief auditor has warned.
Sepsis-related deaths in the UK have fallen in the past three decades but continue to be above average for well-off countries, according to a new study.
A new Australian study casts fresh doubt on the controversial practice of brain cooling in the wake of a traumatic head injury, concluding it does not improve outcomes for patients.
Theresa May has been accused of failing to respond after she was challenged on the scrapping of nursing bursaries during a heated Prime Minister’s Questions today.
Shortages of learning disabilities nurses are hampering long-drawn national plans to end the practice of vulnerable people being inappropriately sent away from their families for care, leading nurses have warned.
A school nurse in Surrey has worked with children to develop an innovative interactive poster aimed at providing easily accessible health and wellbeing information for teachers and young people.
Midwifery units across England are struggling to cope with “significant” increases in demand, following the launch of a new national drive to reduce stillbirths, it has been claimed.
Calls for the most senior nursing role in England to be based at the heart of government have been reignited by revelations about the latest restructuring of national arms’-length bodies.
The Care Quality Commission says it has taken urgent action to safeguard patients at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, after inspectors raised serious concerns about the monitoring of unborn babies and care for people at risk of sepsis.
Health unions have responded angrily to suggestions the government could introduce regional pay for public sector workers including nurses and midwives.