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The number of nurses and midwives leaving the profession has risen by 13% over the last year, prompting fears the NHS is facing "major challenges" to retain staff. More midwives and nurses are leaving the register than joining it, new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show, continuing…
New figures published by the Mental Welfare Commission show a rise of 12.5% in existing guardianship orders in Scotland, to 12,082 at March 2017. These orders are granted by a court when a person does not have the capacity to make some or all decisions for themselves because of mental…
Low pay and a lack of affordable childcare are holding back parents who want to work, a study has found. Research by the Child Poverty Action Group showed that one in five unemployed parents wanted to work but found the cost of childcare prohibitively expensive. Almost as many could not…
A patient at a mental health hospital died after swallowing an 8in table knife - even though she told staff what she had done, an inquest heard. Suzanne Johnston alerted staff that she had swallowed a knife on January 4 but her risk level remained low because she showed "no…
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