In the news this week…25th of August till 29th 2014


More physician associates to be added to NHS to support doctors. ( Hospital Dr, 28.8.2014)

Joint statement on the announcement of more physician associates. (RCP London, 22.8.2014)

Strain on A&E as admissions at winter levels. (Herald Scotland, 29.8.2014)


Other News in Brief…

New assessments for non-European nurses to be introduced. ( The Guardian, 27.8.2014)

NHS complaints rise to 480 every day. (BBC, 28.8.2014)

Patients spend seven hours on trolleys in A&E. (Herald Scotland, 28.8.2014)

Cumbria hospital care ‘increasingly fragile’ due to staff shortage. (BBC, Updated 29.8.2014)

Patient safety alert on risks arising from breakdown and failure to act on communication during handover at the time of discharge from secondary care. ( NHS, 29.8.2014)

40% of new mothers discharged from hospital too early, survey finds. (The Guardian, 29.8.2014)

Hospital car parking guidance to reduce charges. ( Hospital Dr, 25.8.2014)

New hospital food rules introduced. (BBC, 29.8.14)


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