According to a recent poll which has been commissioned by Healthwatch England, in which 17,000 people were questioned on their experienced and views on the NHS, nearly one fifth of those surveyed admitted to using A & E for non-emergency care outside of their GP opening hours.
A recent study lead by researcher, Dr. Didier Pittet, the director of the infection control programme at the University of Geneva Hospitals, has found that doctors' stethoscopes are more contaminated than doctors' hands.
An additional 2,500 lives could be saved per year by ambulance services according to a recent inquiry undertaken by the BBC, regarding the under performance of EMT services across the UK.
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has praised London's cycle hire system describing its benefits 'substantially outweighing' the harms of cycling in London, a topic that has been under heavy scrutiny following increasing numbers of death and injury of London cyclists.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has reported that doctors and nurses require better drip training as one fifth of patients on an intravenous drip have been developing complications after been administered the incorrect level of fluid.
"Every patient is a person. A person with a name. A person with a family."
Cosmetics Europe, the European cosmetic trading association has now ordered manufacturers to stop using chemical preservative, MI as it continues causing an epidemic of skin allergies.
It was reported last week that five nurses have been found guilty of neglect at a Northampton care home having left pensioners with bedsores which were so deep their bones were exposed. One of the five nurses was also found guilty of failing to report three residents' deaths to the Care and Quality Commission following the death of five residents in just two weeks at the Parkside House Nursing Home in Northampton.
Three former staff of Hillcroft Nursing Home have been charged under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for ill-treatment and wilful neglect of a person with lack of capacity and are due to be sentenced in the new year.
'Know your limits' is the message Police are sending to all drivers who intend to consume alcohol over the looming festive period.