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Health service ‘failing’ in Northern Ireland

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:55
Health service ‘failing’ in Northern Ireland20/10/2017 - 09:55

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned that the health service in Northern Ireland is failing patients waiting for planned treatment.

First trust in country reaches 75 per cent flu uptake

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:44
First trust in country reaches 75 per cent flu uptake20/10/2017 - 09:44

DBTH has been announced as the first NHS trust in the country to have vaccinated 75 per cent of their frontline staff for the second year running.

NHS leaders fear ‘return to 1999’

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:23
NHS leaders fear ‘return to 1999’20/10/2017 - 09:23

Four NHS trust chief executives have publicly highlighted the health service’s declining ability to treat patients quickly enough.

South Central Ambulance Service opens £2m education and recruitment centre

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:33
South Central Ambulance Service opens £2m education and recruitment centre19/10/2017 - 14:33

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has formally opened its education and recruitment centre in Newbury.

South Tyneside’s diabetes service making notable improvements

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:14
South Tyneside’s diabetes service making notable improvements19/10/2017 - 14:14

The children and young people’s diabetes service at South Tyneside District Hospital has made notable improvements in controlling the condition.

Obesity prevalence increases in reception age children

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:58
Obesity prevalence increases in reception age children19/10/2017 - 11:58

The prevalence of obesity has risen for a second year from 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 to 9.6 per cent in 2016-17 for children in reception.

£1.3m scheme puts NHS trust mental health practitioners in Barnsley schools

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:32
£1.3m scheme puts NHS trust mental health practitioners in Barnsley schools19/10/2017 - 11:32

NHS trust staff are being embedded in secondary schools across Barnsley in an initiative to tackle poor mental health among children.

Southern Health opens six new mental health beds

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:13
Southern Health opens six new mental health beds19/10/2017 - 11:13

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has opened six new beds in Southampton in response to a national shortage of beds for young people who need care in a low secure setting.

New Dartmouth well-being centre takes step forward

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:49
New Dartmouth well-being centre takes step forward19/10/2017 - 10:49

Plans to create a Health and Well-being Centre in Dartmouth have moved a step forward with the submission of a planning application to the council.

Pregnant women in Bristol first to participate in RSV vaccine study

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:27
Pregnant women in Bristol first to participate in RSV vaccine study19/10/2017 - 10:27

Pregnant women in Bristol are among the first to take part in a clinical trial of a vaccine that could protect babies against RSV disease.

Project to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies wins funding

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:12
Project to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies wins funding19/10/2017 - 10:12

The ‘PReCePT’ project has been selected by the Health Foundation to be part of a £3.5 million improvement programme.

Wirral rolls out baby boxes

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:53
Wirral rolls out baby boxes19/10/2017 - 09:53

A new initiative means that all new mothers living in Wirral are to receive a Baby Box following a successful pilot.

NMC make changes to language requirements for applicants

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:37
NMC make changes to language requirements for applicants19/10/2017 - 09:37

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has made amendments to their English language requirements for nurses and midwives trained outside the UK.

Delays getting home care rocket by 209 per cent in six years

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:09
Delays getting home care rocket by 209 per cent in six years18/10/2017 - 17:09

Since 2011, almost four million hospital bed days have been lost to the NHS due to problems securing social care, Age UK has revealed.

Active elderly can reduce NHS burden

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:05
Active elderly can reduce NHS burden18/10/2017 - 11:05

A new report has argued that regular exercise can allow an older person to ‘drop a decade’ in their mobility, easing pressures on the NHS.

England set for better coordination of cancer care

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:50
England set for better coordination of cancer care18/10/2017 - 10:50

NHS England’s National Cancer Programme has said that the NHS is on-track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21.

Surgery ban for smokers and obese in new proposal

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:33
Surgery ban for smokers and obese in new proposal18/10/2017 - 10:33

Those who smoke or whose weight is classified as obese will need to improve their health before they have surgery, under new plans.

£15 million grant for mental health

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:13
£15 million grant for mental health 18/10/2017 - 10:13

The Department of Health has launched a new £15 million fund to better support people at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.

New paramedic education centre opened

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:53
New paramedic education centre opened18/10/2017 - 09:53

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has opened its state-of-the-art education and recruitment centre in Newbury.

Kings College continues infection deep cleans

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:38
Kings College continues infection deep cleans18/10/2017 - 09:38

Kings College NHS Foundation Trust is carrying out regular deep cleans of all wards to stop the spread of Norovirus.

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