The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (01-05/07)
  • Posted on: 05/07/2019
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (01-05/07)

In a rush? Top nursing and healthcare stories hitting headlines this week include a report that reveals the UK’s specialist care businesses continue to grow, new figures highlight rising obesity rates, and an APPG report calls for greater knowledge of sepsis for healthcare professionals.

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New report reveals staggering cost to NHS of alcohol abuse

One in 10 people in a hospital bed are alcohol-dependent and one in five are harming themselves by drinking.

HCPs and public need better awareness of sepsis

The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) announces findings from an APPG report on sepsis, highlighting that healthcare professionals and the public need better awareness of sepsis.

MPs 'staggered' by NHS fines 'complacency'

MPs on the public spending watchdog committee attacked the "breathtaking complacency" of a system of healthcare fines in England in which 1.7 million penalties were overturned as incorrect.

Report reveals UK’s 50 fastest growing privately owned specialist care businesses

The UK’s leading specialist care businesses continue to grow rapidly according to Alantra’s annual Specialist Care Fast 50, which ranks the UK’s fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the sector. 

Obese people outnumber smokers two to one

New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges Government action to tackle obesity. 

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