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One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.More than a quarter (30%) of the 5,826 people who died by suicide between 2011 and 2017 in Scotland went to…
A total of 221 young Scots have been waiting more than a year for specialist help with mental health problems, new figures have shown.NHS statistics also disclosed there were 197 cases where children with such conditions were treated on adult wards in 2017-18.In 255 cases, patients were admitted to specialist…
Two fifths of health visitors fear that they are "so stretched" that avoidable tragedies involving children could occur, a new poll suggests.A new poll of 1,200 health visitors in England found that 43% were concerned tragedies could occur because a vulnerable child would not be identified until it was too…
The sister of a midwife brutally murdered by her lover has told the killer she was "haunted" by the false comfort he gave the family, hours after the death.Michael Stirling was stared down in the dock by Samantha Eastwood's younger sibling during her emotional evidence as she said his actions…
Uber has announced that it will provide NHS staff in England who are working over the Christmas period with free transport this festive season.The ride sharing firm is offering two journeys costing up to £10 each, in a bid to help workers get to and from work amid limited public…
Nearly a third of GPs say they are likely to leave their roles within five years, a survey has found, as experts warn stress and huge workloads are forcing many to quit the profession.A poll by the Royal College of General Practitioners found that 31% of the 1,094 GPs surveyed…
£114m will be invested in 2019/20 to support a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced.This is £7m more than in 2018/19 and the fifth consecutive year funding to support health professional education and training has increased. Health and social…
The UK has become one of the first countries to meet a key target in the battle against the HIV epidemic, figures suggest.Statistics released by Public Health England (PHE) on Thursday indicate Britain has met the 90-90-90 benchmark, which campaigners hailed as an "extraordinary moment".The global target for 2020 is…
A hospital trust at the centre of a maternity care scandal has been criticised by health inspectors in a new report.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) as "inadequate" in findings published on Thursday.The trust runs Shropshire's two main hospitals, Telford's Princess…
A man has been jailed under new legislation brought in to consider stiffer sentences for attacks on emergency workers.Daniel Hilton, 27, from Leigh, Greater Manchester, was jailed for three months after he sank his teeth into the thigh of a police constable who responded to reports of a man with…
A mental health trust has been rated inadequate for a third time, with records of patients harming themselves while waiting to be seen.Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found "significant concerns" when it inspected Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in September.The trust was under-staffed, some wards were found…
The chief executive of NHS Scotland will step down early next year after more than five years in the role.Health Secretary Jeane Freeman paid tribute to the “excellent” work done by Paul Gray.She also announced the man sent in to take over the running of NHS Tayside after it was…
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