Renal nurses who helped achieve a 40% reduction in patient bed days are among the winners of this year’s Health and Social Care Awards.
Free DVD helps parents prepare for babySubscription
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is offering healthcare professionals a free DVD to help prepare parents for life with a baby.
Cancer nurses reduce depression in patientsSubscription
Specially trained cancer nurses could substantially improve the management of depression in cancer patients, according to new research.
Travellers bring deadly malaria to UKSubscription
A deadly form of malaria is on the rise in UK travellers who continue to ignore prevention messages, according to the Health Protection Agency
C. diff rates soar among pensioners in ScotlandSubscription
A record number of pensioners in Scotland have been diagnosed with Clostridium difficile according to new figures.
Skunk increases psychosis riskSubscription
People who smoke skunk are 18 times more likely to develop psychosis than those who take milder forms of cannabis, a study has shown.
Smoking ban prevents 40,000 deathsSubscription
The smoking ban in England has caused record numbers of people to quit smoking, research has shown.