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Diluting The Hospital Nurse Skill Mix Is Not In The Public Interest

Our research published this month in the <i>BMJ Quality and Safety Journal</i> on skill-mix and mortality rates should give everyone connected to the NHS - …

Physiology

Patients one fifth more likely to die in hospitals with fewer qualified nurses

NHS plans to give nursing tasks to cheaper assistants are a "risky experiment," researchers have warned - after a study found patients could be a fifth more likely to die in such circumstances.<p>Ministers have announced 2,000 nursing associate roles across England, with the first 1,000 due to start …

Radiation Therapy

Women's Heart Disease Monitored by the Smart Bra

<i>According to the Center for Disease Control</i> <b></b><i>(CDC)</i>, <i>heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. In 2013 alone, 289,758 American</i> …

Call for assistant nurse role rethink

<b>The creation of new nursing assistant posts should be scrapped and money invested in "real nurses", experts say after research suggested the use of lower skilled posts was a risk.</b><p>Rollout of the new nursing associate roles starts in England in December.<p>Research in the BMJ Quality and Safety journal …

Health Care

NHS draws up plans to swap high grade nurses with less qualified staff

The NHS is drawing up plans to replace nurses with cheaper staff, despite Government insistence that new roles will be used to boost staffing numbers, new plans show.<p>Health service managers in charge of services in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West intend to save more than £30 million …

Government accused of putting patients' lives at risk with one of lowest rates of qualified hospital nurses in Europe

The Government has been accused of putting patients’ lives at risk after a study found that diluting the number of nurses with less trained medical …

"The patient will see you now": A summit on consumer-centered health-care innovation - Scope

What if buying health insurance was as simple as pressing a button online, like opening a new bank account? What if selecting and paying for a …

Health Care

10 Proven Ways To Help Prevent Dementia

Dementia

Breaking: Patient States His Medical History Should “All be in the Computer”

14.3K Shares<p><b>CHARLESTON, SC</b> – Breaking News emerged today out of South Carolina’s Emergency Department of Save Us All Memorial Hospital (SUAMH). A …

Children's healthcare at 'breaking point', warn doctors

Children’s healthcare across the UK is at “breaking point” because of increasing staff shortages in paediatric departments, leading doctors have said as they warn the number of units may have to reduce.<p>The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) says healthcare for children is …

Physiology

Nurse forgot to turn on machine to help tragic premature baby breathe

A nurse has admitted his guilt over the death of a premature baby after forgetting to turn on a machine to help the boy breathe.<p>Craig Wilson admitted …

Pregnancy

How wearable devices are helping people with autism manage anxiety

A customisable wearable device developed by researchers at Lancaster University is helping adults with autism understand their anxieties.<p>For many, …

Wearable Tech

Mother of woman who committed suicide after being left alone takes legal action against health board

The devastated mother of a 31-year-old woman who committed suicide has spoken of the hole her death has left in the lives of her family.<p>Nicola …

Hospital fires doctor for having cancer

7K Shares<p>Dear Pamela,<p>You’ll never guess what happened to me today. Hours after the National Day of Solidarity to Prevent Physician Suicide volunteer …