Women’s lives at risk following substantial delay in smear test results

Women in the East of England have been experiencing significant delays when it comes to receiving the results of their cervical screening test, with some waiting six times the two week target. This has caused many women to fe...

Supreme Court reaches landmark decision on end-of-life care

The Supreme Court has ruled that families will no longer require legal permission to end care for loved-ones in a long-term, permanent vegetative stage. This means that where relatives and medical professionals are in agreeme...

600 stillbirths could be prevented a year if maternity units follow NHS guidelines

NHS England has warned that 600 babies could be saved from stillbirth each year if hospitals monitored them properly throughout pregnancy. Recent research has shown that stillbirths fell by a fifth at the maternity units who...

Vacancies for nurse and midwifery positions with the NHS continue to rise

The NHS is increasingly in need of nurses and midwives as it continues to face a drop in the number of applicants for these essential roles. Despite patient numbers being on the rise, figures suggest that in just under a deca...