The NHS are urging people to apply for nursing and midwifery jobs as applications continue to fall.

The vacancies being advertised for nurses and midwives had risen by 20 percent at the end of 2017 in comparison to two years ago, with a total of 133,660 vacant posts advertised in 2017.At the same time, the number of applications dropped by 12.2 percent between the last quarters of 2015 and 2017, a

Study finds that additional dementia training could save lives and reduce levels of depression.

In a recent study, scientists found that better support given to patients suffering from dementia led to a significant reduction in mortality, aggression, higher quality of life and lower rates of depression. All symptoms commonly associated with the illness.During a nine month study, the training g

Care home keeps active with traditional sports day event

With the recent warm weather a Suffolk care home took the opportunity to get active by taking part in a county-wide sports day to help keep the residents keep active and help build new friendships with neighbouring care homes.Mildenhall Lodge care home travelled to Mills Meadow in Framlingham a long


The World Medical Association congratulates nurses around the world on the occasion of International Nurses Day tomorrow (May 12). Dr. Xavier Deau, President of the WMA, said: 'Physicians in every country will join us in celebrating the value of nurses in caring for patients. The WMA is proud o

The Globalisation of Public Health: Ensuring Healthcare Access for All

05 May 2015: Against a backdrop of some enormous global failures, global healthcare is not yet a human right for all. However, there is hope that we can tackle the issues of public health around the world by working together, systematically. This is according to Prof. Dr. Med. Ulrich Laaser

Ebola - a Case Study for Dealing With Infectious Diseases

30 April 2015: The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest Ebola outbreak in history, having infected approximately 24 000 people and killing around 10 000 of those infected with the virus. Among the victims of this deadly disease were several healthcare workers who were deployed to th

Nursing Is Part of the Solution to Africa's Healthcare Challenges

28 April 2015: In an effort to combat the increased burden of disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) implemented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which includes reducing maternal and infant mortality as well as decreasing infections like HIV and Aids, TB and Malaria by 2015, among oth

Child abuse video that went viral could change Uganda laws

22-year-old nanny, Jolly Tumuhirwe, from Uganda, who has made headlines worldwide, is facing an attempted murder charge and possible life improsonement over her abuse on a two-year-old girl. A horrific video went viral on social networks and the maid is shown hitting the toddler, throwing her to th

Ebola crisis: Mali health workers test new vaccine

Health workers in Mali are receiving experimental doses of a new vaccine against Ebola. The first volunteer, who was vaccinated on 8 October, says he is suffering no side effects. Ten more healthcare workers in the trial are due to receive more vaccines on Thursday. The exercise is part of a bigg

New guidelines will order doctors and nurses to apologise to patients and families

Doctors and nurses are being ordered to own up to their mistakes and to say sorry to patients and families. The joint guidelines from the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council instruct staff to report an error immediately to prevent a repeat. Figures show as many as a fift

Ebola in a Stew of Fear

Gregg Mitman, Ph.D. "Bush meat?" I asked. The food in front of me smelled delicious, but the mention of bush meat in the stew evoked a twinge of fear. Could it be fruit bat? Chimpanzee? Both can harbor Ebola virus. Our four-member team had just filmed a documentary in a remote rural village ne

Facebook In Bid To Help Fight Ebola

Facebook announced a new initiative on Thursday that it hopes will encourage its massive user base to donate and help tackle the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Over the next week, the social network said in a blog post, users will see a message at the top of News Feeds that will ask for donation