Alpha Hospitals Sale to Cygnet Healthcare

C & C Alpha Group (CCAG), a leading international private equity firm, has completed the sale of Alpha Hospitals to Cygnet Healthcare for £95m. Alpha Hospitals is the largest provider of specialist psychiatric care in England, working with adults and adolescents...

Care Home Abuse

Nursing Times News story on Care Home Abuse Allegations of abuse in care homes are being made at almost double the rate they were four years ago, with an average of 150 now being reported every day, according to figures from the Care Quality Commission. In 2011,...

Hand washing

BBC News reports Hand washing web programme ‘helps reduce infections’ A web-based programme encouraging people to wash their hands more frequently could reduce the risk of catching and passing on infections, a study suggests. Researchers writing in The...

Faulty insulin pens recalled

ITV News Reports-Faulty insulin pens recalled Diabetes sufferers are being warned to check their insulin pens after the Medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (Mhra) issued a recall of the pens. The Mhra said some the insulin pens sold by manufacturer...

NMC Revalidation

NMC Revalidation – What revalidation is The new process by which nurses and midwives demonstrate that they practice safely Revalidation is a process that all nurses and midwives will need to engage with to demonstrate that they practise safely and effectively...

NMC response

Responding to today’s publication of the report by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) “Rethinking regulation”, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, Jackie Smith said: “We have been pressing both the previous and current governments for a bill that would...