Issue : 9 April 2014
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Irish president meets nurses at London hospitalSubscription
Irish president Michael D Higgins visited University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Wednesday, as part of his historic visit to the UK.
Rebuilding lives after injurySubscription
Damian Smith is determined that people with spinal cord damage get the most out of life
“Skin cancer: Genetic mutations ‘warn of risk’,” reports BBC News today.
Some of Northern Ireland’s most senior health professionals are today holding a summit on the pressures facing unscheduled and accident and emergency care there.
There is “scope for improvement” for care delivered to hospital patients across England, the Care Quality Commission has noted in the wake of its annual survey on patient experience.
A twice-weekly exercise routine may help to slow down the advance of dementia, a small study has suggested.
The current and recent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be linked to a heightened risk of an irregular heartbeat among older adults, a study has found.
Small financial incentives, of as little as £30, could encourage injecting drug users to complete a course of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, according to researchers.
Commissioners have ordered an external review of the maternity unit at Homerton University Hospital Trust in the light of ongoing “safety concerns” raised by an anonymous group of midwives.
New measures to make trusts publish ward staffing information do not go far enough and risk burdening nurses with gathering “utterly meaningless data”, it has been claimed.