Nearly 1.5 million people could have avoided emergency admissions in 2016-17 if hospitals, GPs, community services and social care had worked together properly, according to a committee of MPs.
NHS commissioners are freezing the fees they pay providers to look after vulnerable adults, threatening to put the care home sector into greater financial difficulty, it has been claimed.
A quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to hospital shortly after returning home, of which some are avoidable, according to a UK study.
Emergency readmissions to hospital have risen by almost a fifth in seven years pointing to problems in the way older patients are cared for, according to new research.
Nurse leaders need four key skills to effectively drive cross-sector collaborations to boost levels of health in their community, according to US researchers.
A leading nursing organisation has warned that the movement of services out of hospitals and closer to patients’ homes has failed to happen at the “scale and pace required”.
The vast majority of community healthcare providers are deeply worried about staffing and fear current workforce plans will not deliver enough district nurses, health visitors, and specialist nurses to realise ambitions of providing more services closer to home, reveals a new report.
Two community nurses from Cardiff, who specialise in continence and stoma care, have been given awards to mark their long service by a leading nursing charity.
Groups representing mental health, learning disability and district nurses have cautiously welcomed the announcement of grants for postgraduates but have asked the government for more details.
Postgraduates choosing to study areas of nursing with the worst recruitment difficulties will be offered “golden hellos” worth £10,000, in a move designed to mitigate losing the bursary.