Trusts that use in-house cleaners appear to meet infection control improvement targets better than those that contract cleaning services out, a Nursing Times investigation has revealed.
Only public sector administration staff report higher levels of work-related ill-health than health and social care workers, according to latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive.
Vitamin E suppositories may be a potential treatment for ulcerative colitis – a condition which lacks a disease-specific treatment at present, a small study suggests.
Half of adults in clinic had no food allergySubscription
Half of all adults referred to a specialist clinic with suspected food allergies were found to have no food allergy, according to research.
NHS Hospitals are to face financial penalties if any of eight serious incidents caused by unsafe care occur on their premises, MPs were told today.
NHS direct asks nurses to rate its effectivenessSubscription
Nurses are to take part in clinical focus groups to analyse whether NHS Direct is responding appropriately to callers.
More drug users vaccinated against hepatitis BSubscription
Two thirds of injecting drug users have been vaccinated against Hepatitis B, compared with only one in four a decade ago, says the Health Protection Agency.
The National Audit Office is to survey acute sector nurses to gain a front-line perspective on the battle against healthcare associated infections such as MRSA.
Rice can cause allergic reaction in babiesSubscription
Rice can trigger a severe allergic reaction in babies - contrary to the current view of it as a hypo-allergenic foodstuff, according to new research.
NICE launches commissioning guidanceSubscription
Three new commissioning guides have been published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.