The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead is set to invest more than £750,000 in a mental health unit for older patients with dementia.
Patients going into hospital from care homes should be given a special red bag to allow for an easier stay and quicker discharge, according to NHS England.
Hillingdon Hospital staff, including senior managers, have been donning their nightwear this week to draw attention to the issue of “pyjama paralysis” in older patients.
There have been encouraging improvements in nursing care in hospitals but people with mental health conditions continue to report worse experiences, according to the latest national inpatient survey.
Nurses have been “overlooked and under-utilised” in hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs), according to US researchers.
An image of a steely eyed matron in the 1940s and nurses taking care of a glamorous training dummy are among a series of fascinating photos unearthed by London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust as part of the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations.
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.
A new blood test being developed to diagnose heart attacks could one day be carried out on a simple handheld device, according to researchers.
Nail treatments do not affect readings of patients’ oxygen levels, despite widespread concern, according to researchers from Ireland.
A quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to hospital shortly after returning home, of which some are avoidable, according to a UK study.