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6,000 patients die a year due to poor staff checks

Six thousand patients are dying every year because hospital staff are not properly monitoring vital signs.The health of patients is deteriorating and going unnoticed because important signs, such as blood oxygen levels which can predict heart and lung problems, are either not being recorded at all or often enough. Bedside health charts are not designed […]

Hospitals should operate seven days a week

The most senior doctor in the NHS is demanding that hospitals have a full complement of doctors at weekends to make the health service more convenient to access as “people get sick seven days a week”.Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS, criticised the culture in hospitals of only treating emergency cases at the […]

Health bodies attack government alcohol plans

Leading health organisations have slammed the Government’s “responsibility deal” on alcohol and refused to sign up as partners. The six organisations, including Alcohol Concern, the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians, accused the Department of Health of allowing the drinks industry to dictate health policy. Under the deal, the drinks industry would […]