The controversial NHS 111 number will be launched in Cornwall in February by the South Western Ambulance Service, BBC News reports.
More than 1,000 in care homes die from thirst over past decade, figures reveal
- Over 1,000 GPs have had their revalidation deferred
In total, 24, 550 doctors have been revalidated across the UK, including 10,288 GPs, in the period between 3 December 2012 and 26 November 2013, according to the GMC.
- £10.2bn funding black hole for GPs
Funding has drifted away from primary care towards hospitals over the last eight years; with the result that general practice now receives £2.4bn less a year than if funding had kept pace with secondary care, according to the RCGP.
- Further 19 hospitals to be investigated over Savile, government says
Nineteen more hospitals are to be investigated in relation to Jimmy Savile, the government has said.
Over 1,000 care home residents in England and Wales have died of thirst over the past decade, the Daily Telegraph reveals.
Physical assaults against NHS staff increased 6% in last year, new figures reveal
The incidence of physical assaults against NHS staff has increased by 6% in the last year, new figures by NHS Protect reveal.
Three care home workers found guilty of assaulting elderly residents
Three former care home workers have been found guilty of bullying and assaulting elderly residents, The Telegraph reports.
More than £1bn of carer’s allowance going unclaimed across the UK, research reveals
More than £1bn of carer’s allowance is going unclaimed by 360,000 carers across the UK, research published on national Carers’ Rights Day reveals.
Website naming doctors with poor rates of dementia diagnosis launched by government
The government is to launch a new website which will name and shame doctors with poor rates of dementia diagnosis, The Independent reports.
NHS sets up TripAdvisor-style website for patient feedback
The NHS is to set up a patient feedback website based on TripAdvisor, The Guardian reports.