17th Apr 2014
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued 'quality standards' for hand-washing and catheter insertion.
The UK had three beds per 1,000 in 2011, according to research. The only country in Europe to have a lower number was Sweden.Yahoo
16th Apr 2014
Campaigners say bowel cancer screening uptake must improve in England.
A patient having an appendix removed awoke before surgery unable to tell NHS staff she was conscious.BBC News
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust first to deploy integrated digital pathology system.e-Health Insider
Circle have been awarded £120m integrated musculoskeletal service contract by Bedfordshire CCG.Health Service Journal
The HSJ can reveal NHS England have backtracked on plan to cut nearly £4m from London mental health budgets.Health Service Journal
As deadly Ebola outbreak spreads through Africa hopes of a vaccine remain years away, say scientists.Medicinenet.com
A new study in England finds young people with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones or burns than children without the disorder.Medicinenet.com
Social anxiety disorder can have a profound effect on sufferers' ability to function.Mental Elf
Study has found osteoporosis rates rose among people with sleep apnoea.Web MD
15th Apr 2014
Pressure sensors could prevent dangerous sores for amputees who suffer rubbing against their artificial limbs.
A patient watchdog has said GP out-of-hours care in Cardiff and Vale should be overhauled.
David Cameron has said the number of patients benefiting from the £50m GP Access Fund in October will increase to 'seven million'.
An Australian study found teens who were worried and had moods were more likely to suffer mental health problems later in life.
New IT systems being implemented at Colchester after it was placed into 'special measures' for problems with its cancer pathways.e-Health Insider
Just weeks before go live with NHS 111, NHS 24 has delayed deployment of its patient contact and triage management system indefinitely.e-Health Insider