Exterminate! Robot takes on superbugs

Exterminate! Doctor Who-villain lookalike robot taking on superbugs could save NHS 200 million per year | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 15 December 2012 Deep clean: The Tru-D device uses UV lights It may look like a gadget from Doctor Who, but this robot is a new, efficient method of tackling hospital superbugs that could save the NHS more than 200 million a year if adopted nationwide.

Overworked nurses put patients at risk of infection

Overworked nurses 'put patients at greater risk of infection' The more patients a nurse looked after, the higher the number of hospital-acquired infections By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 15:29 GMT, 30 July 2012 | UPDATED: 15:29 GMT, 30 July 2012 Overworked: Reducing nurse burnout would be a cost-effective way of improving patient care, said researchers Patients are more likely to suffer hospital infections if the nurses tending them feel over-stretched and at risk of 'emotional burnout.' Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania compared the number of hospital-acquired infections with the ratio of patients to nurses.

Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections

Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections | UPDATED: 03:00 GMT, 22 May 2012 A deadly strain of a hospital superbug has become resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections, scientists have warned.

NHS reforms: Andrew Lansley"s 60-step plan will save 20,000 lives a year

Lansley: My 60-step plan for the NHS will save 20,000 lives a year by improving quality of care Benchmarks: Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, wants NHS doctors and hospitals to be graded Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today unveil plans to grade NHS doctors and hospitals to improve the quality of service for patients. They will be judged against 60 tough new “benchmarks” designed to save more than 20,000 lives a year