Chris Smyth reported 16th November 2016: Patient deaths rise by a fifth when nurses are replaced with assistants. The worst results will be in poor areas with passive patients… Civil unrest could follow as “reality” hits home.. The Health Services of the Uk are unsustainable as they are, and every politician knows it… but they will never admit this… Rationing staff is so tempting when they are the major expenditure, and repeated judgement comes in less than 4 years time..
The risk of patients dying in hospital increases by a fifth for each nurse on the ward replaced by a healthcare assistant, a study has concluded.
Cutting nurses is “life-threatening” and proposals for a less-skilled class of nursing worker put patients at risk, researchers said.
Hospitals hoping to use fewer skilled staff to save money have been warned not to repeat “the Mid Staffs fallacy” and assume that patients will not suffer.
Peter Griffiths, of the University of Southampton, one of the study’s authors,….
Rosemary Bennett in The Times 17th November 2016 explains beautifully the demographics which are going to lead to Civil Unrest in the UK unless we address them. The lack of aspiration in education in the dead towns of the periphery is most worrying…
Growing public anger at the “them and us” society risks “turning ugly” as it did in Europe in the 1930s , the social mobility watchdog warned yesterday.
So-called treadmill families earning the national average of £27,000 a year are “running harder and harder but standing still”, its report said.
An unfair education system, a two-tier labour market, a regionally imbalanced economy and unaffordable housing are taking their toll, it added.
Millennials — those born in the 1980s who came of age at the turn of the century — are the first generation since the war not to start work on higher incomes than their predecessors.
Other data in its annual report show problems emerging at a younger age. Bright children from poor backgrounds still have little chance to break in to the educational fast stream, the report shows. In one year, 2010, not a single child on free school meals from the northeast got a place at Oxbridge….
Chris Smyth reports 17th November 2016: Poor home care ‘creating a living hell’, so perhaps its a good job few of the demented are voting…
Dementia sufferers are left hungry, thirsty and soiled because of “harrowing” neglect hidden behind closed doors, campaigners say.
Substandard home care is having devastating consequences for people with dementia as untrained staff struggle with everyday tasks, the Alzheimer’s Society warns. Older people have ended up in hospital, moving to a care home or even wandering into the road because of poor care that can make life a “living hell” for families, a report concludes.