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Shorter critical care patients have an increased mortality risk compared to others being treated in intensive care settings, according to researchers.
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, is among those who has thanked nurses and other health service staff for the care they provide over the busy festive period.
A book by a former nurse leader on the unexplained murder of Florence Nightingale’s god-daughter, herself a nurse, is the inspiration for the plot of a new TV drama to be broadcast this weekend.
No children aged under 12 are being allowed to visit a hospital trust at any time at present, in order to try and limit the spread of norovirus in the region.
Maternity services in Northern Ireland are under pressure, as births to older mothers continue to rise, a union report has warned.
More so-called “drunk tanks” will be set up around England to take the pressure off hospital and 999 services over Christmas and New Year, it has been announced.
There has been a “huge” 40% drop in European Union nurses coming to work in London’s NHS since the year of the referendum result, according to analysis by the Royal College of Nursing.
Warning vital prevention services are under threat
The accident and emergency department at a hospital in Lincolnshire must improve “as a matter of urgency”, according to regulators, who highlighted staff shortages among other concerns.
An NHS leader, who is a registered nurse and health visitor, has been appointed as a new trustee for an end-of-life care provider in West Essex and East Hertfordshire.