Extract from The Knutsford Guardian
EAST Cheshire NHS Trust has been named as one of the top 40 hospitals in the country by independent healthcare analysts CHKS for the third time in a row.
The trust made the 2013 40Top Hospitals list on the basis of evaluation carried out by CHKS around 22 key performance indicators, covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
East Cheshire NHS Trust was also placed in the top 40 in 2012, 2011, 2006 and 2005, as well as being shortlisted for a much-coveted Quality of Care award in 2010.
Children, Families and Maternity bulletin for May 2013.
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British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 22, Iss. 10, 23 May 2013, pp 580 – 583
Extract from BBC News/Health
Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.
Their study of 1.5 million people, in the British Medical Journal, suggested powerful statins could increase the risk by 22% compared with weaker drugs.
Atorvastatin was linked to one extra case of diabetes for every 160 patients treated. Experts said the benefits of statins still outweighed any risks.
Wishing everyone a pleasant long weekend. Please note the Staff Library will be closed on Monday 27 May but those with 24 hr access will still be able to gain entry using their ID badges. Computers and journals are available and books may be borrowed using the self service system. If you have any books to return please drop them off in the Book Return Box opposite the WRVS shop in MDGH.