The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told ITV News that more staff are needed to cope with demand in A&E departments across the country.
Two care assistants who abused severely disabled patients were convicted today of "an appalling abuse of trust".
Scientists have said an IVF technique which uses timelapse imaging could significantly increase the chances of a successful birth.
Researchers believe a plant first used by prehistoric man could help prevent the spread of bacteria, including MRSA, in hospital bed linen.
They found that fibres from the common flax plant can kill bacteria efficiently when treated with special light-sensitive dyes and exposed to red light.
Academics at the University of Brighton found that flax absorbs some light-sensitive dyes with a greater capacity than the most commonly used material, cotton. After stimulation with red light, the dyes produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) that kill bacteria.
The ROS attacks bacteria in a number of ways meaning that it is less likely to build up resistance, unlike with treatment by antibiotics.
The shake-up in management follows concerns over high mortality figures. Operations were temporarily suspended earlier this year after concerns were raised over death rates at the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary.
– Maggie Boyle
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be chief executive at LTHT over the past six years.
I believe the move to new management arrangements which will see a clinically led, managerially supported structure being established is absolutely the right thing to do and will have enormous benefits for patient focused care delivery.
I would like to wish the senior leaders and all of their staff all best wishes for a successful future.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted to ITV News that more staff on A&E wards was needed to deal with the increased numbers of people attending.
His comments come amidst warnings from the College of Emergency Medicine that departments were on the verge of collapse due to understaffing and 'unsustainable workloads'.
Two care assistants have been convicted for what a court heard was "an appalling abuse of trust".
James Hinds and Susan Murphy were found guilty of systematically ill-treating severely disabled patients at a mental health unit in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
The shadow health minister Jamie Reed has said Jeremy Hunt's admission that A&E departments need more staff was "shocking" in light of the "chaos" and job losses his government has presided over.
This is a shocking admission from Jeremy Hunt - his Government has presided over the loss of 4,500 nurses since the election, and now he says that more A&E staff are needed.
With A&Es in crisis and the NHS in chaos following the Tories' £3 billion NHS reorganisation, it's time Ministers accepted responsibility and got a grip. The NHS is just not safe in David Cameron's hands.
The College of Emergency Medicine, who last week warned that A&E departments are on the verge of collapse due to chronic understaffing and increased numbers of patients, has welcomed Jeremy Hunt's comments that more staff are needed to cope with demand.
In a statement they said:
The College welcomes the Secretary of State’s statement that Emergency Departments are understaffed and under resourced. We look forward to working closely with his department and NHS England to help address the present workforce crisis in Emergency Departments.
Today's admission by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that A&E departments need more staff in order to cope with growing demand for services comes after the College of Emergency Medicine warned that chronic understaffing levels is putting patients at risk.
The report found that departments are struggling to cope with "unsustainable workloads" as the amount of people visiting A&E increased by one million last year, bringing the total to 18,300,190.