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"Substantial" number of NHS hospital staff treat victims of human trafficking
A "substantial" proportion of NHS hospital staff - around one in eight, in some places - treat the victims of people trafficking, with maternity services most likely to do so, finds research...

Home births save money, are safe, UBC study finds
Having a baby at home can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth and is just as safe for low-risk births, according to a new UBC study.

Survey reveals best practices that lead to high patient ratings of hospital care
Simple, low-tech practices, such as proactive rounds by nurses and hospital leadership, make a difference, Johns Hopkins study findsFast Facts: Study reveals simple things hospitals can...

Cancer patients lose faith in healthcare system if referred late by GP
If it takes more than three trips to the GP to be referred for cancer tests, patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care, eroding confidence in the doctors and nurses who go...

Home births lead to higher infant mortality at least for mothers living in poorer areas
Dutch mothers in poorer areas at riskHome births lead to higher infant mortality than hospital births, at least for mothers living in poorer areas.

NYU nursing and medical students learn teamwork with virtual teammates
Virtual interprofessional education found to be an effective learning tool.The Institute of Medicine has identified interprofessional education (IPE) as a key innovation for achieving the triple...

Highly qualified healthcare workers with migrant background: a loss to the country of origin, too little opportunity in the destination country
A recent intercontinental study, conducted by the Centre for Public Health, Department of General Medicine of MedUni Vienna using the example of women from sub-Saharan Africa, has shown that, on...

Healthcare workers are not removing protective garments correctly
Fewer than one in six (4/30) healthcare workers (HCW) followed all CDC recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a brief report...

Study: Health-care providers hold biases based on sexual orientation
UW author says findings highlight need for more training of providers in cultural sensitivityIn the first study that looks at a variety of healthcare providers and their implicit attitudes...

Study: Low cost interventions can improve patient and staff safety in mental health wards
A recent study, published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, reveals a set of ten low-cost interventions that can increase safety on psychiatric wards.

Regular exposure to death and trauma causes death anxiety in emergency nurses
Emergency nurses are highly susceptible to death anxiety and employers must recognise this and put support in place to improve the health of their staff and patient care.

Call for breastfeeding guidance for babies with Down's syndrome
Despite compelling evidence about the benefits of breastfeeding little is known about the breastfeeding experiences of mothers of infants with Down's syndrome.

NHS Protect calls for consistent lone worker protection after survey highlights gaps
As NHS workers become more mobile and provide more services out in the community, NHS Protect has completed a comprehensive survey of lone worker protection across the NHS in England, and found...

Data shows disconnect between healthcare professionals and patient perceptions of impact of chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Norgine B.V. has presented new data highlighting a perceptual gap between healthcare professionals and patients in terms of the incidence and impact on patients' daily life of chemotherapy and...

Interest in child-specific nurse practitioner programs dwindling
Study suggests that shrinking capacity in programs is a result of this lack of interestWhile the number of graduates from family or adult nurse practitioner programs continues to rise, student...

Employers urged to create conditions which encourage doctors, nurses and midwives to admit mistakes, UK
When things go wrong patients should expect a face to face explanation and apology from doctors, nurses and midwives according to new guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing...

Longer breaks between shifts promote nurses' recovery from work
Reducing short breaks between shifts helps nurses recover from work, according to a new study from Finland.

Study examines trends in smoking among health students
The prevalence of smoking among undergraduate nursing and physiotherapy students in Spain decreased from 29.3% in 2003 to 18.2% in 2013.

At-home treatment for heart failure patients eases burden for families and for NHS
A programme for delivering a common heart failure treatment in the home or community clinic could reduce the need for many people being admitted to hospital and save the NHS vital funds as shown by...

Research published about unexpected complications of low-risk pregnancies
When a woman becomes pregnant or is planning a pregnancy, one of her first decisions is where she will deliver her baby.

Clampdown on staffing agencies charging NHS extortionate rates
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt orders clampdown as part of tough new financial controls to cut down on waste in the NHS.

Mining Ebola tweets yields valuable outbreak information
Researchers who analyzed tens of thousands of tweets sent during early stages of the current Ebola outbreak conclude Twitter mining can usefully inform public health education.

Researchers from the University of York pilot mental health training programme for nurses amid the Ebola outbreak
Researchers say more needs to be done to address the mental health needs of families caught up in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

NHS Inpatient 2014 results show positive patient perception yet significant improvements are still needed
Results from the 2014 NHS Inpatient Survey show a strong support for the NHS and reflect a general staff commitment to providing high quality care to patients.

A common hospital soap may reduce MRSA spread
Researchers suggest patient care and reduction of MRSA and other hospital-acquired infections may both benefit from using the common hospital soap chlorhexidine to bathe patients.