Birmingham hospital trust hires more doctors to ease A&E

A hospital trust has started filling wards with extra doctors after struggling to cope with demands on its A&E department. The Heart of England NHS Trust has some of the worst A&E response times in England. Figures revealed last week showed it managed to see only 88% of patients within four hours, across its three [...]

Nurses will have to work as Healthcare Assistants

Nurses will have to spend time working as healthcare assistants before getting NHS funding for their degree. The proposals by ministers come as part of an overhaul of the NHS in response to the Stafford Hospital scandal. The pilot scheme will see nurses providing basic care, undertaking tasks such as washing and dressing patients. BBC [...]