NHS ‘dangerously short of nurses’ – BBC News

May 14, 2017

Between 2010 and 2016 the numbers employed have risen by 2% to just over 300,000 full-time nurses. The scale of the problem The RCN, which is holding its annual conference in Liverpool, does not dispute this, instead it has looked at how many nurses NHS trusts needed to employ, but cannot. It relied on freedom of information requests to obtain data from all types of NHS trusts for the end of 2016 and received responses from three-quarters. They suggested on top of the nurses employed there …

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Mental health patients forced to travel hundreds of miles – BBC News

May 12, 2017

Patients from Norfolk, Suffolk, Devon, Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Manchester are among those sent at least 124 miles (200km) for beds. The figures relate to adults only and have been compiled by NHS Digital from December 2016 to February 2017. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-moz-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-moz-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-ms-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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Londoners work ‘100 hours a year more than rest of the UK – BBC News

April 18, 2017

The professor of work and employment at the University of Stirling told the BBC: “Certain industries, such as financial services, typically work longer hours and there’s a high concentration of these in London. “Younger workers are more likely to work longer hours too, especially if living in an expensive area”. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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Sharp rise in A&Es turning away ambulances – BBC News

April 8, 2017

10 charts which show why the NHS is in trouble Worst A&E waits ever, leak suggests Richard Webber, from the Royal College of Paramedics, said that while he was “sympathetic” to the problems hospitals were facing, the diverts were a significant cause of delays in reaching “seriously ill and injured patients”. “There is a double whammy in that not only do crews have to drive further away once a divert is implemented – [but] once that’s happened, …

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‘Bed-blocking’ statistics reveal areas worst affected. – BBC News

March 24, 2017

Out of 1.87 million delayed days between April 2016 and the end of January 2017, just over 1 million were down to the NHS. There were 635,000 where social care was responsible and 145,000 that were a mixture of both. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-moz-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-moz-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-ms-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA – BBC News

February 20, 2017

Nearly every local authority in England is planning to raise council taxes this year but council leaders are warning services still face “deep cuts”. The Local Government Association says funding care for increasing numbers of elderly people is forcing up bills. It says many councils are planning tax increases of up to 4.99% but that cuts to libraries, bin collections and other services will still be needed. The government insists it is giving more money to councils. She said: …

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Council spending on tackling pigeons and gulls doubles – BBC News

February 17, 2017

Of the 103 authorities that specified the types of control methods used, 12 said they employed marksmen to shoot pigeons, 12 used hawks and 46 used spikes to discourage pigeons landing. Scottish councils spent 950,000 ober the past three years compared with 43,000 in Wales and 9,519 in Northern Ireland. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-moz-transform:rotate(0deg);} …

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Frail, elderly people ‘left to struggle alone’ – BBC News

February 16, 2017

That has prompted a growing expectation that a rescue package will be announced in the Budget in early March. Care is funded by either councils or individuals themselves – although growing numbers are also relying on family and friends to support them. The Age UK review looked at existing data and concluded there were nearly 1.2 million people who were not now getting the care they need – a rise of 48% since 2010. This included: 696,500 who do not get any help, of whom 53,000 …

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Abortion pill online sales ‘increasing in Britain’ – BBC News

February 16, 2017

The seizures were made during the MHRA’s annual week-long raids, known as Operation Pangea, at places like postal hubs where foreign post is kept before being distributed to local post offices. Prison punishments NHS abortion treatment is free and widely available in Britain, but remains mostly illegal in Northern Ireland. However, the UK currently has the harshest punishment for self-induced abortion of any country in Europe, bar the Republic of Ireland. Under the Offences Against the …

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