Weekly NHS news digest January 20, 2012
Our weekly round up of stories affecting the NHS
- Shortage of beds at Antrim
GP says he would not go to be treated at Antrim Area Hospital as it is under so much pressure.
- NHS Employers responds to the BMA’s rejection of the government’s pension proposal
- Credit ratings for hospitals
Proposals by the NHS regulator will see hospitals assessed by credit rating agencies.
- Unions call for NHS bill to be abandoned
Unions for nurses and midwives move to ‘outright opposition’ for NHS plans in England.
- GPs to take industrial action
Two-thirds of doctors are prepared to take industrial action over change to their pensions.
- Hours cut for ambulance staff
Ambulance staff are to have their hours cut to resolve dispute over meal breaks.
- NHS admits nurses lack compassion
The NHS has admitted its nurses lack compassion.
- Meningitis vaccine could save hundreds
A meningitis vaccine has been developed in Britain.
- Text service at Barts cuts DNAs
Mobile text messaging has resulted in improved appointment attendance at Barts.