Friday Five

What will the new government mean for the NHS? This week’s Friday Five

New government commits to fixing nursing shortage Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday night that all nursing students will receive a grant of at least £5000 per year to attract more nurses to the profession. This funding comes as part of the government’s pledge to increase nurse numbers by 50,000 over the next 5 years. However,…

Friday Five

Christmas calories and the NHS crisis – this week’s Friday Five!

Child with pneumonia forced to sleep on hospital floor A child with with suspected pneumonia was forced to sleep on the floor of Leeds General Infirmary due to lack of beds. On 3 December, four year old Jack Williment was rushed into Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance after falling ill. However, chaos in the A&E…

Friday Five

Measles, monkeypox and norovirus outbreaks – this week’s Friday Five!

Norovirus outbreak closes more than 1000 hospital beds NHS England has been forced to close 1,100 beds in the past week because of a widespread outbreak of the norovirus winter vomiting bug. National data showed that the number of cases of norovirus for mid-November was 28% higher than the average for the same period in…