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More than 17,000 care homes, hospices and private hospitals have been told to check their fire safety procedures in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has written to care providers to remind them to review their fire safety processes "to ensure they are up…
The practice of sending mental health patients far away from friends and family to receive care has become endemic in the NHS, leading doctors warned as new figures show a rise in the number of patients sent miles away. Some are even receiving care hundreds of miles away, the British…
An audacious "high-stakes" criminal conspiracy which defrauded NHS hospitals, councils and the Guernsey government out of £12.6 million, and funnelled cash overseas, has been smashed by police. An organised crime network targeted 22 mostly public bodies in a divert fraud, with the dirty money transferred to international accounts and laundered…
Patients are being "belittled and bewildered" as access to NHS care is worsening, leading doctors have warned. The British Medical Association (BMA) said the Government wants a world-class NHS but was only offering it a "third-class" financial settlement. It said that the health service is at "breaking point" and concerns…
Five London hospitals have received patients affected by the blaze that engulfed a tower block in west London. NHS England said no details were available at present on the condition of people taken to hospital. The five hospitals are St Mary's, Chelsea and Westminster, Royal Free, St Thomas' and King's…
Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards have been launched, with human rights at their core. The standards, which will be implemented on 1 April 2018, will apply to the NHS as well as services registered with the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and set out the standard people…
Thousands of operations have been cancelled because hospital beds are not available, the Liberal Democrats have said. New figures released by the party show that across 40 NHS organisations in England, 10,259 operations were cancelled last year due to beds not being available. This represents a 57% increase from 2014…
A new ‘sensory’ garden to benefit dementia patients at Deeside hospital is now open. The garden underwent a dramatic transformation in three days in a ‘Groundforce’ style makeover project. The project was driven by Matron Cheryl Froom and Deborah Fogg, dementia support worker at Deeside hospital. Debbie said: “The garden…
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