One in five inpatients with diabetes – around 58,000 – had a “hypo” in hospital last year, according to latest data, sparking a national charity to call on health professionals to more aware of the symptoms.
Every hospital in England would have dedicated nurses in place to support people struggling with alcohol misuse if Labour were in power, the party has announced.
North Somerset has appointed a new Admiral nurse for Weston Area Health NHS Trust who will be based at Weston General Hospital.
A hospital in Reading has become the first district general in the UK to equip itself with so-called “magic tables” for patients with dementia.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns.
A nurse has received national recognition for helping to dramatically improve sepsis care across Weston Area Health NHS Trust.
Nurses and other healthcare staff at a South Yorkshire hospital missed opportunities to save a young woman’s life from sepsis, an investigation has found.
Nurses and midwives across the Republic of Ireland are staging protests this week against staff shortages and patient overcrowding in their hospitals.
A new initiative has been introduced by a hospital trust in the South West to help identify and better support newly qualified members of staff during their first year of work.
Hospital trusts in England are to receive money from a fund worth more than £145m to improve care for patients over winter, the government has announced.
As of the start of this month, “unfair” car parking charges have been completely scrapped at all NHS hospitals in Wales, sparking calls for similar moves in England and Northern Ireland.
Seven nurses have resigned in just two months from a trust’s under-pressure accident and emergency departments in the Midlands, with at least one flagging patient safety concerns.
Student nurses successfully took over the running of a ward last month at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, as part of a new model of learning, according to those behind the initiative.
A head of nursing at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has paid tribute to the “exceptional bravery” of staff who helped protect patients when a man wielding a knife went on the rampage.
A national campaign to end “pyjama paralysis” has helped reduce falls and pressure ulcers and cut the length of time people spent in hospital, according to an evaluation.
The UK’s first guidance has been launched on safeguarding to help nurses and other healthcare staff more effectively protect vulnerable adults.
The consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, sometimes leading to soured social relationships, according to UK researchers.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers.
Senior nurse Louise Stead has been appointed as the new chief executive of Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Nurses and other clinicians have been told to treat all people with high potassium levels as an emergency, after 35 people including a baby and child suffered a cardiac arrest.
Staff shortages and hospital overcrowding have contributed to an apparent increase in sepsis death by more than a third in two years, according to a UK safety expert.
A multidrug-resistant bacterial species that can cause infections in hospitals is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in handwash disinfectants, according to Australian researchers.
Video technology and feedback can help overcome communication breakdowns between nurses and doctors, according to US researchers who note it is one of the main reasons for care mistakes.
As a nurse, Mike’s practice was characterised by compassion, humour and thoughtfulness.
An alert has been issued to the NHS in England after concerns were raised about patients with spinal injuries facing delays in receiving specialist care to clear their bowels.
Former nurse Matthew Hopkins has announced he is stepping down as chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust after four years in post.
The Royal College of Nursing has called on trusts to allow nurses to take water bottles onto the wards during the current heatwave, in order to avoid dehydration.
Sick children lose more than an hour’s sleep per night on noisy hospital wards, according to new UK research, which suggests it could harm their recovery.
Kirsty Boden, the nurse who was murdered while giving assistance to the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack, has been given a posthumous award for bravery by the Queen.
A nurse who did agency work while off sick from her main job at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 16 months in prison.
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that cares for frail and elderly patients is celebrating a 19-month stint without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer.
NHS hospital trusts across England still own over 8,000 fax machines, despite the communications technology having largely been replaced in most other sectors over the last few decades.
An award-winning new room to support people with mental health conditions in accident and emergency has opened at a London hospital.
Researchers have called for the routine implementation of 12-hour shifts to be avoided after they found long shift patterns lead to a higher risk of sickness absence for hospital nurses and healthcare assistants.
Improving communication between paramedics, prehospital critical care teams and emergency staff could “enhance” the care and wellbeing of critically ill or injured patients, according to UK studies.
Air pollution is clearly linked to peaks in admissions to hospitals and visits to primary care for certain respiratory conditions, according to a new study by UK researchers.
US researchers say they have found a clue in understanding how an infection can spiral into sepsis by blunting the body’s immune response.
The woman held on suspicion of murdering eight babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital has been identified as 28-year-old children’s nurse Lucy Letby.
A group of nurses who trained at Guy’s Hospital 62 years ago have been sharing their memories of strict matrons, daily uniform checks and exacting standards as part of celebrations to mark the NHS turning 70.
A female “healthcare professional” has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder six others at The Countess of Chester Hospital.
Healthcare professionals should stop using the term “soft diet” following 277 incidents in two years in which patients have been given food that is unsuitable for them, the NHS watchdog has said.
A damning report into accident and emergency departments in and around Edinburgh has identified a breakdown in trust between nurses and doctors, and a culture of bullying.
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.