Ahead of the publication of the eagerly anticipated NHS People Plan, new data continues to highlight what still needs to be done to combat diversity and inclusion issues across NHS.
According to the latest NHS performance statistics, over 100,000 patients waited more than four hours to be admitted in A&E in January 2020, an increase of 20.4 per cent from the same time last year.
More than 80 per cent of the 800 theatre practitioners who undertook a recent survey confessed they are worried about their wellbeing and the effect it has on patient care.
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.
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 (CQC) has published its annual report: The State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2018/2019. Although overall care across England is improving slightly, the report has highlighted some concerning pressure points.
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.
Christopher King MRICS, Senior Strategic Asset Manager at NHS Property Services, on NHS Open Space, a new initiative that is helping transform the NHS estate.