The NHS still has a long way to go to improve the way it handles complaints, although there are signs of improvement, a survey suggests.
In September 2013, a woman from New Abbot in Devon started seeking medical help for her back pains. It felt like it was spreading to her abdomen. After having blood tests and ultrasound scan, she was informed that nothing unusual could be seen in her results.
Neurologists writing for The Lancet have published a scathing critique of FIFA's failure to deal appropriately with incidents in which footballers have sustained head injuries.
New guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are imposing tougher rules for nurse staffing levels in English hospitals.
Following the recent independent review carried out by crossbench peer Baroness Julia Neuberger, the Government has called for the Liverpool Care Pathway to be phased out in favour of a more tailored approach to end of life care. The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) was originally designed as a framework to assist healthcare staff in providing holistic end of life care. However, the recent review has found that this framework is too often used as a tick box system which does little to take into account the individual needs of patients. This approach has led to cases where patients have had to endure undue suffering during their final days. Distressing reports of patients being denied basic nutrition and hydration have been seen as clear evidence of the need for change.
Elliot Alexander Peacock, 14, died during an exercise at the Lillaz waterfalls in the Italian Alps. He was travelling with a group of 40 children aged between 10 and 17 and was a member of the Eastwood District Scouts.
The NHS have plans for people with long term conditions to be treated on a multi-disciplinary basis in the community with the patients themselves at the centre as part of the team.
A new report from The Royal College of Surgeons suggests that age discrimination within the NHS system may be preventing older people from gaining access to vital surgery.
On Tuesday 8th July 2014, the Government will launch the next stage of a campaign to reduce the number of serious mistakes in hospitals. According to Government statistics, 29 out of 141 NHS trusts did not record the expected number of safety incidents.
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