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NHS names first clinical director for violence reduction

1 hour 11 min ago
NHS names first clinical director for violence reduction20/06/2019 - 09:29

Martin Griffiths, a lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in London, has been appointed as the first NHS clinical director for violence reduction.

Children's hospices to shut without increased funding

1 hour 22 min ago
Children's hospices to shut without increased funding20/06/2019 - 09:17

Together for Short Lives has warned that children’s hospices will be forced to cut services or shut unless the NHS increases its funding.

Health staff suffering serious sexual harassment

1 hour 33 min ago
Health staff suffering serious sexual harassment20/06/2019 - 09:06

Nurses, care assistants, cleaners and other NHS staff have suffered lewd sexual insults, groping and even rape while at work.

Community pharmacies to gain faster access to SCR

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 08:35
Community pharmacies to gain faster access to SCR19/06/2019 - 09:35

Pharmacists can now access vital patient information quickly and simply through a new Summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click function.

‘Game changing’ cancer drugs to be fast-tracked

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 08:27
‘Game changing’ cancer drugs to be fast-tracked19/06/2019 - 09:27

The NHS is preparing to fast-track the introduction of ‘game changing’ new cancer drugs that target tumours according to their genetic make-up.

DHSC ‘jumping the gun’ on NHS pension changes

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:46
DHSC ‘jumping the gun’ on NHS pension changes18/06/2019 - 14:46

The government has been accused of ‘jumping the gun’ by launching a consultation on changes to the NHS pension scheme earlier this month.

Tory leader hopefuls urged to prevent no-deal Brexit

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:20
Tory leader hopefuls urged to prevent no-deal Brexit18/06/2019 - 11:20

The RCGP has written an open letter to the next leader of the Conservative Party, calling on them to safeguard the NHS and avoid a 'no deal' Brexit.

Lack of training for doctors on eating disorders

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:43
Lack of training for doctors on eating disorders18/06/2019 - 10:43

MPs have found that there is a lack of understanding of eating disorders among doctors which is resulting in too many avoidable deaths.

Health Secretary names more listeria affected trusts

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:26
Health Secretary names more listeria affected trusts18/06/2019 - 09:26

Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.

Unfinished business on funding jeopardising NHS plan

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 06:00
Unfinished business on funding jeopardising NHS plan18/06/2019 - 07:00

Delivering the ambitious vision of improved care for patients will be extremely challenging without urgent action on wider health funding.

Hancock orders NHS food review

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:58
Hancock orders NHS food review17/06/2019 - 16:58

A ‘root and branch’ review of hospital food has been ordered by Matt Hancock after two more deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria.

Deteriorating hospital standards are a result of privatisation

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:50
Deteriorating hospital standards are a result of privatisation17/06/2019 - 14:50

Hospital acquired diseases such as listeria and MRSA are a direct result of lowered standards arising from privatisation cutbacks.

New ‘citizen voice’ body set up in Wales

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:32
New ‘citizen voice’ body set up in Wales17/06/2019 - 10:32

New legislation could see the establishment of a new citizen voice body in Wales to represent patients in the NHS and social care.

Prime Minister makes new mental health pledge

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:13
Prime Minister makes new mental health pledge17/06/2019 - 09:13

Theresa May has pledged better access to education, training and support across communities as part of an overhaul of society’s approach to mental illness.

Simple ‘aftercare’ cuts NHS hospital readmissions

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:51
Simple ‘aftercare’ cuts NHS hospital readmissions14/06/2019 - 10:51

Costly hospital readmissions in geriatric patients could be nearly halved if the NHS offered simple follow-up ‘aftercare’ calls and home visits for patients.

Kings trust rated Requires Improvement by CQC

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:33
Kings trust rated Requires Improvement by CQC14/06/2019 - 10:33

The Care Quality Commission has rated south London’s King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement overall.

Worst places for cancer care waits revealed

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 08:07
Worst places for cancer care waits revealed14/06/2019 - 09:07

New analysis has revealed that nearly three-quarters of services are failing to treat cancer patients quickly enough.

£10m investment to transform eye care in Wales

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:52
£10m investment to transform eye care in Wales13/06/2019 - 12:52

The new measure for eye care waiting times will be published to ensure those at highest risk of eye disease get the treatment and regular ongoing care they need.

Views sought on adding folic acid to flour to help prevent birth defects

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 09:48
Views sought on adding folic acid to flour to help prevent birth defects13/06/2019 - 10:48

Folic acid, or vitamin B9, is essential to the development of a healthy baby during early pregnancy.

Racial disparity in people raising concerns about care

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:09
Racial disparity in people raising concerns about care12/06/2019 - 10:09

Patients from a black and minority ethnic background are less likely to raise concerns about the standard of care they receive.

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