The number of times police cells are used as a place of safety for people having a mental health crisis is intended to be halved under a far-reaching agreement between police, mental health trusts and paramedics. 566 more words
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Ambulances are taking longer to reach patients with life-threatening conditions after receiving a 999 call, NHS performance data reveals.
In some parts of England ambulances are taking almost two minutes longer than two years ago to get to patients who have suffered a stroke or heart attack or been stabbed, for example. 644 more words
Some of the key players in the public sector are coming together this month to launch a joint approach to sustainability.
Emerging approaches to health, care and wellbeing need to be increasingly environmentally sustainable, financially sustainable, and also make far smarter use of our virtually unlimited social and human capital. 827 more words
Doctors are to blame for a rise in elderly people being sent to A&E because of “critical changes” in the way GPs respond to calls as they are not willing to make home visits to patients out of hours, experts say. 443 more words
British Cycling has welcomed Transport for London’s announcement of the installation of the first low level traffic signals specifically designed to help cyclists.
The installation, at the Bow roundabout, of these signals forms part of Boris Johnson’s Vision for Cycling in London, the £913m plan designed to transform cycling in the capital. 318 more words