Issue : 31 July 2013
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The special administrators appointed to Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust have recommended the organisation is dissolved and its maternity service closed.
The Patient Information Forum recently published research from over 300 studies which found good business reasons to justify the investment of more time, money and training in health information provision and support.
Stoma care nurses win special patient awardSubscription
The stoma care department at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in London has received a special award for its dedication and support to its patients.
Campaigners fighting to save a scandal-hit hospital will learn administrators’ recommendations about the future of Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
Judge to rule on Lewisham hospital downgradeSubscription
A High Court judge who has been urged to overturn an “unlawful” decision to reduce services at a major hospital is set to announce his decision.
NHS leaflets branded 'confusing'Subscription
The NHS’s patient information leaflets are “inaccurate, inconsistent, and confusing”, according to an editorial in a leading medical journal.
Top online health searches revealedSubscription
Pregnancy, skin care and fitness are the most commonly searched for health issues online, figures suggest.
Many people are attending NHS accident and emergency departments unnecessarily because “they don’t know where else to go”, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
A group of senior nurses are calling on the Care Quality Commission to monitor nurse staffing levels as an “early warning” of where poor care is likely to happen, Nursing Times has been told.
The top hospital trusts in England have agreed to use a toolkit that details exactly what nursing establishment they need for safe hospital wards.