NHS staff and care homes in North Devon have begun using the so-called red bag scheme to improve the experience of people who are admitted to hospital from a care home.
A major trial involving nursing academics and nearly 30 health service trusts is to investigate the best way of treating and managing childhood epilepsy.
Over the past year an improvement project has seen an increase of over 1,000 more patients being discharged in the morning from 14 wards at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Health warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes have more of an impact on smokers than those on branded packs, according to UK researchers.
Patients at home who are approaching the end-of-life experience substantially better pain relief if they receive specialist palliative care from a nurse, according to researchers.
Smoking during pregnancy is already known to pose risks to both baby and mother, but this has been cemented by further evidence that maternal smoking poses a risk to the health of both.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease using anti-epileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, according to researchers.
More than a third of healthcare staff have been found to be contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms after caring for patients colonised or infected with the bacteria, according to a US study.
Older people living in nursing homes and who take part in a regular, organised exercise programme gain multiple benefits, including a reduced falls risk and less frailty, according to Spanish researchers.
Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to UK researchers.