Coroner urges NHS Trust to learn lessons from tragic suicide Northampton Coroner to write to Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust urging that lessons are learned in the treatment of depressed patients following a suicide. Northampton Herald and Post
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Minimum nurse staffing levels are only part of the picture Just as it is important to have the right number of nurses, there needs to be appropriate numbers of healthcare assistants, junior doctors, allied health professionals, portering, administrative staff and consultants for care to be safe, effective and sensitive to the needs of the individual, says Jo Bibby. The Health Foundation
Lung cancer year survival 'better' The proportion of lung cancer patients alive a year after diagnosis has improved "significantly", data shows. BBC News
NHS England publishes CCG funding allocations for next two years following adoption of new formula NHS England has today published the funding allocations that Clinical Commissioning Groups will receive over the next two years (2014/15 and 2015/16).
It follows yesterday’s decision by the NHS England Board to adopt a new funding formula for local health commissioners that will more accurately reflect population changes and include a specific deprivation measure.
Vitamin pills have 'limited benefit', say researchers “Vitamins are a waste of money,” reports The Daily Telegraph, while the Daily Mail tells us that multi-vitamins “do nothing to protect us from illness”.
The news is in part based on some high quality research on whether there were any benefits from taking vitamins among different – but specific – groups of people. But the main “waste of money” news headlines are, in fact, based on an opinion piece by a group of researchers, based on findings from these studies.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (MSFT) recommendations - final report This report sets out a series of recommendations for the future of MSFT and the services it currently provides. The TSAs’ recommendations will mean that at least 91% of current patient visits will continue to take place locally at Stafford or Cannock Chase Hospitals and that the services provided at these hospitals will be clinically safe and sustainable.
MPs concerned over speed of improvement of nursing regulator Common’s health committee report says progress is ‘fragile’. OnMedica
- NMC responds to Parliamentary Health Select Committee annual report NMC
- 2013 accountability hearing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council House of Commons Health Select Committee
FGM inquiry launched to uncover reasons for lack of prosecution in UK A major inquiry has been launched into female genital mutilation (FGM) to uncover why there has not been a single prosecution in the UK since it was made a criminal offence, and to try to bring an end to the illegal practice.
Ministers reject calls to reinstate patients' right to see GP within two days Ministers have rejected calls to reinstate patients' right to see their GP within 48 hours as a way of relieving the pressure on overcrowded A&E units.
Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust boss resigns amid bullying allegations Chief executive of cancer scandal hospital steps down amid police investigation. The Daily Telegraph
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust placed in special measures
Casualty wards at an Essex NHS trust are “at times unsafe” because of a lack of doctors, the health watchdog has said, as another hospital group was put into special measures following an inspectors’ report. The Independent