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NHS first to publish numbers of avoidable deaths

2 hours 6 min ago
NHS first to publish numbers of avoidable deaths15/12/2017 - 09:43

The NHS will become the first in the world to publish estimates of how many patients may have died because of failings in their care.

More men than women get physical activity guidelines

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:00
More men than women get physical activity guidelines13/12/2017 - 17:00

66 per cent of men met national aerobic activity guidelines in 2016 compared to 58 per cent of women, new figures have revealed.

Surgeon returns to transform hospital system

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:11
Surgeon returns to transform hospital system13/12/2017 - 16:11

A former heart surgeon has returned to Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust to transform the way information systems in the hospitals work.

Over 1,400 NHS dementia patients to be stranded in hospital over Christmas

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:02
Over 1,400 NHS dementia patients to be stranded in hospital over Christmas13/12/2017 - 12:02

Lack of social care funding is turning wards into waiting rooms as new figures show dementia patients are delayed up to 10 times longer than those without the condition.

€6.5 million awarded for euro shock heart attack study

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:21
€6.5 million awarded for euro shock heart attack study13/12/2017 - 11:21

A team of researchers at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre has been awarded €6.5 million from the Horizon 2020 European Commission Fund.

Loneliness ‘lethal in winter’

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:46
Loneliness ‘lethal in winter’13/12/2017 - 10:46

Cold weather combined with loneliness could be lethal in the coming months, NHS England’s chief nursing officer has warned.

Improvements for race equality in NHS workforce

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:26
Improvements for race equality in NHS workforce13/12/2017 - 10:26

The chief executive of NHS England has welcomed signs of progress in tackling discrimination among health service staff, but warns of ‘hard work’ still left to do.

Three new medicines for use by NHS Scotland

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:54
Three new medicines for use by NHS Scotland12/12/2017 - 11:54

The SMC has approved the use of three new medicines for use by NHS Scotland, including a new treatment for breast cancer.

‘Bloody stupid' to expect £4bn NHS funding

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:08
‘Bloody stupid' to expect £4bn NHS funding12/12/2017 - 11:08

Jim Mackey has claimed that NHS leaders were ‘bloody stupid’ to expect £4 billion of government investment in last month’s Budget.

Incentivise mothers to breastfeed, study urges

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:35
Incentivise mothers to breastfeed, study urges12/12/2017 - 10:35

A study has claimed that offering vouchers to new mothers can encourage them to breastfeed their babies.

Derby Council attempts to alleviate winter pressures on NHS

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:30
Derby Council attempts to alleviate winter pressures on NHS 12/12/2017 - 10:30

Derby City Council has approved plans to create additional bed spaces in a number of its care homes, in order to relieve winter pressures on the NHS.

Alder Play app to transform children’s care

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:11
Alder Play app to transform children’s care12/12/2017 - 10:11

A new Alder Play app has been launched at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to distract patients having procedures in hospital.

Weekend and evening GP access for Londoner’s

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:58
Weekend and evening GP access for Londoner’s12/12/2017 - 09:58

An extra 75,000 routine appointments will be available each month in London as part of a scheme to reduce pressures on A&E departments.

Opt-out organ donation plans launched

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:44
Opt-out organ donation plans launched12/12/2017 - 09:44

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to launch plans for an opt-out system of organ donation in England, moving to a system of ‘presumed consent’.

King’s College Hospitals in special measures

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:09
King’s College Hospitals in special measures11/12/2017 - 17:09

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been placed in special measures following serious concerns about the trust’s growing deficit.

Pay restraint has helped NHS recruit staff: Jeremy Hunt

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:45
Pay restraint has helped NHS recruit staff: Jeremy Hunt11/12/2017 - 14:45

Though challenging, pay restraint has allowed the NHS to recruit more staff, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Increased risk of heart attack due to cold weather

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:43
Increased risk of heart attack due to cold weather11/12/2017 - 12:43

NHS England has warned that heart attacks increase almost immediately after a ‘cold snap’.

NHS needs more beds to fight winter breathing problems

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:02
NHS needs more beds to fight winter breathing problems11/12/2017 - 10:02

A new report has argued that hospitals must provide more beds in the winter months to deal with the rising numbers of patients who struggle to breathe.

Lord Kerslake resigns over NHS funding

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:34
Lord Kerslake resigns over NHS funding11/12/2017 - 09:34

Sir Bob Kerslake has resigned as chairman of King's College Hospital as a result of the government’s unrealistic expectations for the NHS.

Exeter launches new academy to improve patient care

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:18
Exeter launches new academy to improve patient care08/12/2017 - 17:18

RD&E and DPT have won a national bid to set up a new academy in Devon to improve care for patients.

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