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The regulator NHS Improvement has today launched a patient safety checklist for accident and emergency departments that is designed to improve efficiency and outcomes this winter.
A new tool that could transform risk assessment for pressure ulcers has been shown to be reliable when used by both expert and non-specialist nurses in hospitals and the community, according to the findings of an initial trial.
Patients deemed to be at the highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes should be offered a place on an intensive lifestyle change programme, according to latest guidance.
A further 19 hospitals in England are to receive a tranche of extra funding for emergency care over the coming winter, the government has announced.
Pain assessment in trauma and orthopaedic patients is complicated by the fact that many cannot communicate verbally. Observing behaviour is key and using observational tools can help. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
This article, the final part in a four-part series, describes the rationale and procedure for collecting a sputum specimen
Health professionals should “suspect endometriosis” in women presenting with chronic pelvic pain, according to latest clinical guidance on the condition.
Frailty prior to admission appears to be the key factor affecting negative outcomes among older patients who have experienced trauma, a Canadian study has highlighted.
Middle-aged people who report that they are slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population, according to UK researchers.
A Welsh health board has been strongly criticised for its failure to consider the dignity and human rights of a patient, who died on a trolley while waiting for a bed at Gwynedd Hospital.