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An evaluation of the national clean your hands campaign shows for the first time that an effective hand-hygiene campaign, undertaken in the context of a high profile political drive, can successfully reduce some healthcare associated infections.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 will have "severe implications" for collecting and monitoring data about the health needs of the population in England.
Giving women who have previously given birth and who are at low risk of complications the opportunity to give birth at home or in a midwifery unit saves the NHS money, is safe for the baby and improves outcomes for the mother.
A University of Leicester study has provided clear evidence that allowing a patient to see a particular doctor in the GP surgery has an important impact on reducing hospital admissions.
Two new sets of research collectively reveal that less than half all adults have a proper oral healthcare routine – and that more people need dental treatment. Taken together, they highlight
In a letter published today on bmj.com, authors from Imperial College London NHS Healthcare Trust stress the importance of accurately capturing and coding patient episodes.
A new catheter coating that reduces bacterial attachment to its surface is being developed by scientists who are reporting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin this week.
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