Nearly 100,000 patients were forced to spend four hours or more on corridor trolleys while beds were found, new performance data from NHS England has revealed.
An outbreak of Norovirus has caused hospitals in England to shut down more than one thousand beds in the past week.
NICE has approved the use of two cannabis-based medicines to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. This is the first time that NICE has recommended a plant-derived cannabis-based medicine for use in the NHS.
More than six in ten hospital trusts in England have introduced NHS rainbow badges for their staff. The scheme is funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust charity and was launched seven months ago at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, following a successful pilot.
The Care Quality Commission has fined the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust a total of £16,250 as it was found to have breached the duty of candour – which requires providers to be honest with patients and their families when incidents occur.
Rare diseases are often complex multisystem disorders that require input from a wide range of healthcare professionals to ensure they are optimally managed including reaching the correct diagnosis. In Birmingham, a new Centre is changing the ways in which rare diseases are managed.
Fifty years on from the Stonewall uprising in New York and this year’s Pride celebrations were bigger and more popular than ever. So what is the NHS doing to address LGBT+ patient issues? We spoke to Dr Michael Farquhar, creator of the NHS Rainbow Badge, about how it is boosting patient outcomes.
Recent data suggests that progress in fighting heart disease in the UK is slowing. David Duffy, Deputy Editor of ACJ, spoke to Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, to discuss this worrying trend and what can be done.
Since 2010, the NHS has endured the slowest growth in capital funding since its inception. The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a £1.8 billion boost to finance 20 substantial healthcare upgrade projects and address the maintenance backlog. Is this enough? And what comes next?
Decade-long strategies were once considered a ‘nice to have’ rather than a tangible option for UK healthcare. However, with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, there is a clear pathway for system transformation and better care. Public Policy Projects hosted Simon Stevens to outline his plan.