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Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

13/08/2018Dr Bawa-Garba wins court appeal against dismissal decision

The formerly struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has won her Court of Appeal challenge and is free to practise medicine again. Dr Bawa-Garba said she was “whole-heartedly sorry” for ... more >
Hospitals in terror alert after suspicious packages sent to 25 trusts

03/08/2018Hospitals in terror alert after suspicious packages sent to 25 trusts

Two men have been arrested after suspicious packages containing unidentified liquids were sent to hospitals across the country, police have said. Officers from the Met’s Counter Terror... more >
Landmark High Court ruling opens up future Corby walk-in centre to public

03/08/2018Landmark High Court ruling opens up future Corby walk-in centre to public

A CCG’s attempts to turn a local walk-in centre into an appointment-only provider has been overturned following a landmark decision by the High Court. Legal action was brought forward ... more >
Janet Davies to step down as CEO of RCN

20/08/2018Janet Davies to step down as CEO of RCN

  The chief executive and general s... more >
Unions back three-year pay increase for NHS Scotland staff

20/08/2018Unions back three-year pay increase for NHS Scotland staff

Medical staff in Scotland are set to receive ... more >
NHS trusts lost almost 10,000 patient records last year

20/08/2018NHS trusts lost almost 10,000 patient records last year

Almost 10,000 vital patient documents were ei... more >
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Janet Davies to step down as CEO of RCN

20/08/2018Janet Davies to step down as CEO of RCN

  The chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nurses (RCN) will step down at the end of August, ending her tenure as CEO after three years. Janet Davies said ... more >
Unions back three-year pay increase for NHS Scotland staff

20/08/2018Unions back three-year pay increase for NHS Scotland staff

Medical staff in Scotland are set to receive a minimum pay rise of 9% over the next three years after a new deal was backed by workforce unions. Following the announcement of the offering of... more >
NHS trusts lost almost 10,000 patient records last year

20/08/2018NHS trusts lost almost 10,000 patient records last year

Almost 10,000 vital patient documents were either lost or stolen from 68 hospitals last year, according to a damning new report. Data compiled by thinktank Parliament Street found 9,132 inst... more >
Lancashire County Council to pay £200k in legal costs after trust legal battle

17/08/2018Lancashire County Council to pay £200k in legal costs after trust legal battle

Lancashire County Council has agreed to pay £200,000 in legal costs to two NHS Trusts after their decision to hand a £104million contract in healthcare provision to Virgin Care was bl... more >
Former inadequate West Midlands maternity unit upgraded by CQC

17/08/2018Former inadequate West Midlands maternity unit upgraded by CQC

Walsall Manor Hospital’s maternity services have been given an improved rating from the health inspectorate following assessments made in June. The trust had previously been rated as i... more >

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The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

10/08/2018The NICE impact on falls and fragility fractures

Falls should not be an inevitable part of ageing – and their snowball effect means the consequence of falls are far from limited to just hospital admissions, says Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director of health and social care at NICE Almost a third of over-65s ... more >
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04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

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Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

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Listening to the frontline

15/08/2018Listening to the frontline

Professor Wendy Reid, executive director of e... more >
Medication without harm

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Stepping up the fight against AMR

15/08/2018Stepping up the fight against AMR

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Population health for the 21st century

15/08/2018Population health for the 21st century

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