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New £48 million emergency department opens

1 hour 52 min ago
New £48 million emergency department opens27/04/2017 - 10:13

The new £48 million state of the art emergency department at Leicester Royal Infirmary has opened following two and a half years of work.

Hospitals charge nurses '£90 a month' for parking

2 hours 4 min ago
Hospitals charge nurses '£90 a month' for parking27/04/2017 - 10:00

UNISON has claimed that some hospitals are charging NHS staff ‘extortionate’ fees of nearly £100 a month to park.

Children units closing to new patients

2 hours 20 min ago
Children units closing to new patients27/04/2017 - 09:44

The RCPCH has revealed that specialist children's wards are having to temporarily close due to severe staff shortages.

Research develops exam to spot glaucoma earlier

2 hours 38 min ago
Research develops exam to spot glaucoma earlier27/04/2017 - 09:26

Researchers from University College London have developed a new eye exam which might detect glaucoma a decade before symptoms appear.

South Tyneside NHS Trust apologises for organ withholding

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:22
South Tyneside NHS Trust apologises for organ withholding 26/04/2017 - 11:22

South Tyneside NHS Trust has offered its ‘sincere apologies’ to the relatives of people whose organs and tissue samples were kept without their families' knowledge.

Biobag successfully grows premature foetus’

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:54
Biobag successfully grows premature foetus’ 26/04/2017 - 10:54

A unique womb-like environment designed by paediatric researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has successfully mimicked the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give pre-term newborn lambs more time to develop their lungs and other organs.

Welsh councils and health boards in pay dispute

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:34
Welsh councils and health boards in pay dispute 26/04/2017 - 10:34

A legal dispute between councils and health boards in Wales over who should pay for nurses who deliver social care in residential homes has reached the Supreme Court.

Alcohol intake liked to heart arrhythmia

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:21
Alcohol intake liked to heart arrhythmia 26/04/2017 - 10:21

Research published in the European Heart Journal has shown that drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time could disrupt the rhythm of the heart.

Violence related injury treatment reduces by 10 per cent in UK

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:51
Violence related injury treatment reduces by 10 per cent in UK26/04/2017 - 09:51

A survey conducted by Cardiff University has shown that injuries from violence in England and Wales fell ‘substantially’ in 2016.

HIV progress stunted by complex health system, report shows

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:49
HIV progress stunted by complex health system, report shows 25/04/2017 - 12:49

A new report from The King’s Fund has outlined that the complexity of the health system in England is holding back progress in meeting the needs of people with HIV.

Regular, moderate exercise benefits over 50s' mind, research finds

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:39
Regular, moderate exercise benefits over 50s' mind, research finds 25/04/2017 - 10:39

Research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has suggested that doing moderate exercise several times per week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you’re over 50.

Five regions cut spending on mental health, Pulse reports

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:04
Five regions cut spending on mental health, Pulse reports 25/04/2017 - 10:04

A Pulse investigation has found that five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England are planning to cut spending on mental health services in 2017/18, despite pledges by NHS England to increase spending in line with physical health spending.

A third of emergency cancer patients not consulting GPs

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:47
A third of emergency cancer patients not consulting GPs25/04/2017 - 09:47

Research conducted by UCL, the University of Cambridge, the University of Exeter and Public Health England has highlighted that 34 per cent of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand.

RCM warns over presence of race discrimination in the NHS

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:29
RCM warns over presence of race discrimination in the NHS 25/04/2017 - 09:29

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has highlighted the findings of an NHS England report which found race discrimination still persists in the profession.

Croydon trust awards £41m cleaning contract

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:14
Croydon trust awards £41m cleaning contract24/04/2017 - 14:14

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has agreed a contract with G4S, worth £41 million, to provide cleaning services to eight sites from 8 May 2017.

Patient waiting four years for hospital discharge

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:52
Patient waiting four years for hospital discharge24/04/2017 - 09:52

It has been revealed that a hospital patient has been waiting nearly four years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge.

Three countries receive first malaria vaccine

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:39
Three countries receive first malaria vaccine24/04/2017 - 09:39

The World Health Organization has revealed that Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will see the world's first vaccine against malaria introduced in 2018.

Kidney cancer rise result of obesity

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:19
Kidney cancer rise result of obesity24/04/2017 - 09:19

New figures from Cancer Research UK have revealed that approximately 20,000 kidney cancer cases have been caused by obesity over the last decade.

A&E departments to get more funding

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:44
A&E departments to get more funding21/04/2017 - 16:44

The Department of Health has announced funding of £55.98 million to ease pressure on emergency departments in time for next winter.

Epilepsy drug linked to child deformities, study finds

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:01
Epilepsy drug linked to child deformities, study finds 21/04/2017 - 13:01

A study conducted by Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des Produits de Santé (ANSM), France's National Agency for the Safety of Medicines, has warned that a drug given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused ‘serious malformations’ in up to 4,100 children.

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