Issue : 8 January 2014
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Trusts are starting to realise that staffing levels are clearly linked to patient safety and quality of care, says Peter Carter
An internal review at a leading children’s hospital has found significant safety concerns in its theatre departments.
Death of male Y chromosome 'greatly exaggerated'Subscription
Reports of the imminent death of the male Y chromosome have, to quote Mark Twain, been greatly exaggerated, according to researchers.
It is inaccurate to claim a sugary diet is as dangerous as smoking, former health secretary Andrew Lansley has said.
A top children’s doctor has warned common assumptions that babies with heart disease are more likely to have feeding and growth difficulties were causing others to be overlooked for essential care in hospital.
Midlands trust drops ward manager titleSubscription
Traditional nursing titles and new uniforms have been introduced at Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust in a bid to help patients identify staff roles more easily.
Two nurses convicted of murdering patients are among 11 NHS workers that have had their pensions taken away after committing serious offences, it has been revealed.
UK researchers are recruiting 300 children for a clinical trial to establish whether or not specialist silk clothing can help treat eczema.
Patients have been put at risk because of staff shortages at one of the busiest accident and emergency departments in the country, according to regulators.
Nurse pardoned in Saudi murder case diesSubscription
A nurse who spent 17 months in a Saudi prison for her part in the murder of a colleague before being pardoned has died aged 47.