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A lack of specialist nurses and other expert staff is continuing to contribute to unnecessary patient harms in hospital, according to the latest major audit of diabetes care.
New figures spark call for renewed focus on FGMSubscription
More than a 1,000 cases of female genital mutilation were reported in the first three months of this year, sparking calls for a national action plan from the Royal College of Midwives.
New and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat heart failure are needed, says a leading heart charity after official statistics revealed a surge in hospital visits.
The registered nursing and midwifery workforce has seen a much smaller percentage increase over the last year than either doctors or health service managers, latest figures reveal.
The NHS is continuing to recruit record levels of qualified nursing staff, according to the latest workforce data – but some groups such as district nursing have seen double digit falls.
Children appear to be gaining weight as they pass through primary school, with the youngest much less likely to be obese than the oldest, according to latest figures.
Dementia was leading cause of female death last year Subscription
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias were the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales in 2014, and the second leading cause of death for men.
The NHS workforce has grown by more than 2% over the past 12 months, according to latest figures, but managers admit that recruitment is failing to keep pace with demand.
The proportion of women screened for breast cancer in England has fallen for the third consecutive year, according to latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
'More children' on adult mental health wardsSubscription
The number of under-18s admitted to adult mental health wards or treated on them is rising, official figures show.