A new healthcare provider is set to take over the running of urgent and out-of-hours dental services for thousands of patients in West Yorkshire Dental services accessed by patients via the NHS 111 line will be taken over by Birmingham-based Night Dental Ltd from next month.Local Care Direct will cease running the urgent dental care service, with dozens of staff transferring to the new provider after April 1.It means urgent weekend dental appointments will no longer be offered at Newstead House in Wakefield, with patients travelling to Leeds or Huddersfield.Separate routine dental services at Newstead House Dental Clinic will not be affected.The move has raised concerns over longer journey times to appointments for rising numbers of people who have to call 111 in a dental emergency because they are not registered with an NHS dentist.Night Dental said it would be working with individual dental practices in Wakefield to provide some out-of-hours appointments.The company's director Dr … [Read more...] about Will it be harder to see an emergency out-of-hours NHS dentist in Wakefield?
The latest NHS staff survey shows that bullying at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been on the rise for the past four years. Read more: The 'culture of bullying' at Scarborough Hospital is revealedIn 2015, 16.2% of staff reported at least one incident of bullying, harassment or abuse from other colleagues.The figure rose to 17.7% in 2016 and 18.6% the year after, while in 2018 it reached 20.4%. According to the survey, it has been above the national average for the past three years.Read more: 'Staff in tears because of how they're talked to'Also monitored in the report is the number of staff who reported bullying, harassment or abuse from managers.Figures show that this has slightly decreased compared to the previous two years as it went from about 12% to 11.3%. However, it still remains higher than four years ago when the figure stood at 10.5%.This means that last year out of a workforce of approximately 9,000, more than 1,000 were affected by bullying. … [Read more...] about Bullying at Scarborough Hospital: here’s what NHS figures show
A 38-year-old man is due to appear in court accused of assaulting an NHS worker at a medical centre. Matthew Titley, of London Road, Newcastle, has been charged with assault by beating and using threatening and abusive words intending to cause fear of violence. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "The charge relates to an incident at Lyme Valley Medical Centre at around 9.23am yesterday (13 March) where a woman was injured. "He is due to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on March 28." Read More Top stories on StokeonTrentLive Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know - Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . … [Read more...] about Man due in court after NHS worker injured
Kind-hearted contractors have helped fund a special haven for bereaved parents who have lost a baby. Construction company Farrans donated £1000 to NHS Lanarkshire, helping the health board to create a maternity bereavement suite. The suite will provide a quiet, homely area away from the labour ward, where bereaved parents and families can spend some time with their baby. Civil engineers at Farrans, Hayley and Lorcan Gill, handed over the cheque in memory of their daughter Eimear Rose Gill who was sadly stillborn on May 8 last year. Hayley, originally from East Kilbride, said: “We are extremely grateful that we got to spend some precious time with Eimear Rose. “Thanks to the staff, we were given all the time, privacy and support that we needed. “When we heard about the hospital efforts to create a bereavement suite, we wanted the company’s donation to go towards helping other parents who experience a tragic loss like we did.” As well as the help … [Read more...] about NHS Lanarkshire boost as kind builders donate to maternity bereavement suite
An NHS trust governing three hospitals has been found to be "good" in its first ever full inspection by a health watchdog. The Care Quality Commission inspectors found the care at Frimley Park Hospital was "outstanding" and "good" at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough and Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot. The community inpatient service at Fleet Hospital was also deemed to be "good" after the inspections in November and December 2018. Inspectors visited the maternity and surgical services department at the three hospitals, and also gave leadership and use of resources reviews a "good" rating. The inspectors noted: Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey has approachable leaders and that patients said they were treated well and with kindness. Wexham Park Hospital was praised for compassionate patient care, good support for patients in pain and good adherence to infection control management. Heatherwood Hospital inspectors had good patient outcomes, kind and attentive staff and good cleanliness. … [Read more...] about Hospitals NHS Trust deemed ‘good’ in first ever full inspection