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Nursing numbers are falling as a potentially challenging winter for the NHS approaches

The number of nurses and health visitors employed by the NHS has fallen for the first time on a year-on-year basis since April 2013, according to a new ana...

NHS England targets super-sized chocolate bars in hospitals as part of battle against obesity

Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves to help tackle obesity. NHS Englan...

Patients have lower 30-day mortality rates under female surgeons, study finds

Patients treated by female surgeons had a small but statistically significant decrease in 30-day mortality compared with those treated by male surgeons. ...

Ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity since 1975

Worldwide, there has been a more than ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades, increasing from 5 ...

Trusts continue to miss A&E waiting time targets as winter approaches

Trusts are falling short of NHS England’s intentions for them to hit A&E waiting time targets and experts warn patients are likely to face unacceptab...

Campaign seeks to rename ‘junior’ doctor title in a bid to improve morale

Support is growing for a campaign to rename the role of junior or trainee doctors. Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, said doctors needed job...

Changing nature of NHS demand is placing “unprecedented pressure on the system”

The quality of NHS services is under threat as the system struggles with complex new types of demand, access and cost. The Care Quality Commission’s (...

CQC to place Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust into special measures

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is to be placed in special measures following its latest CQC inspection. The trust had been told to make immediate im...

Hunt pledges to “jump-start nurse training” despite Brexit challenges to NHS staffing

Five thousand extra trainee nurses places will be created next year to boost the number of home-grown NHS staff. This is the key message from Health Sec...

Over half of NHS doctors considering leaving medical career due to overwork

Over half of doctors don’t feel appreciated at work and are considering leaving due to stress, a poll finds. The survey says nearly two out of three o...

NHS facing a nursing crisis as it heads into winter with staff shortages, report says

Hospitals are facing a staffing crisis this winter, the RCN has warned. More than 30,000 nurses were surveyed to gain a snapshot of their experiences on...