The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (14-18/10)
  • Posted on: 18/10/2019
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (14-18/10)

In the news this week: the CQC publishes its 2019 ‘State of Care’ report, the government proposes a new patient safety regulator, an inexpensive drug could ‘save thousands of lives a year’ from head injuries, and could British HIV-positive patients living in Spain lose their healthcare post-Brexit? 

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New laws planned on patient safety and medicines

Boris Johnson’s government has proposed to create a new patient safety regulator with statutory powers, and deregulation of medicines and devices.

HIV-positive British living in Spain could lose healthcare post-Brexit

British citizens with HIV who live in Spain could face serious healthcare challenges post-Brexit, potentially risking public health at large, researchers say.

Head injuries: Cheap drug 'could save thousands of lives a year'

A cheap and widely available drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year worldwide if it was routinely given to people brought into hospital with head injuries, UK doctors say.

Lower GP practice ratings due to workforce and demand issues, says CQC

Workforce challenges and rising patient demand have contributed to practices receiving lower CQC ratings, the watchdog has said.

Fostering a ‘golden era’ of medicines innovation

British science has been pushing the boundaries of modern medicine for centuries. From the invention of the smallpox vaccine that drove its global eradication, to the discovery of penicillin that paved the way for treatment of infectious diseases.

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