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New innovation in digital standards to improve child health information

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:20
New innovation in digital standards to improve child health information01/11/2017 - 11:20

An innovative way to share important information about a child’s health has been launched and will support the prevention of childhood illness.

Patient safety work to reduce falls at South Tyneside hospital to be shared across the NHS

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:54
Patient safety work to reduce falls at South Tyneside hospital to be shared across the NHS01/11/2017 - 10:54

A new initiative to help reduce in-patient falls at South Tyneside District Hospital is set to be implemented by other NHS organisations across the country.

£97 million bill for midwife shortage

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:09
£97 million bill for midwife shortage01/11/2017 - 10:09

UK maternity units are turning to expensive temporary staffing arrangements such as overtime and agency staff to plug gaps in midwife rotas.

Fraud costs NHS £1 billion a year

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:54
Fraud costs NHS £1 billion a year01/11/2017 - 09:54

New figures released by the NHS’s new anti-fraud body suggest that the yearly bill for fraud in the NHS has topped £1 billion.

Drug giants threaten NHS over cheaper drug

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:35
Drug giants threaten NHS over cheaper drug01/11/2017 - 09:35

Two multinational drug companies are threatening legal action to prevent patients being offered a cheaper version of an effective drug against blindness which could save the NHS £84 million a year.

New programme for community pharmacists

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:46
New programme for community pharmacists31/10/2017 - 11:46

A new six month programme will offer community pharmacists and technicians the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

NHS leaders demand end to public sector pay restraint

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:12
NHS leaders demand end to public sector pay restraint31/10/2017 - 11:12

NHS and social care leaders have written to the Chancellor asking for an end to public sector pay restraint.

More cases for children’s dental treatment than broken arms

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:49
More cases for children’s dental treatment than broken arms31/10/2017 - 10:49

New figures show that twice as many children under the age of 10 receive hospital treatment for tooth decay as those treated for broken arms.

Regular aspirin use reduces cancer risk

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:30
Regular aspirin use reduces cancer risk31/10/2017 - 10:30

Chinese researchers have claimed that long-term aspirin use reduces the risk of developing a multitude of cancers.

Midlands trust rated as Requires Improvement

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:43
Midlands trust rated as Requires Improvement31/10/2017 - 09:43

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been rated as Requires Improvement following an inspection by the CQC.

Stepping Hill Hospital’s stroke centre ranked top in England

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:58
Stepping Hill Hospital’s stroke centre ranked top in England30/10/2017 - 16:58

Stepping Hill Hospital’s stroke centre in Stockport has been officially ranked as the best in the country.

Baby Box University announces partnership with Highways England

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:06
Baby Box University announces partnership with Highways England30/10/2017 - 16:06

Baby Box University has announced its partnership with Highways England at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Baby Box Programme launch event.

Macmillan unveils £338,000 expansion plans for Wythenshawe Hospital

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:31
Macmillan unveils £338,000 expansion plans for Wythenshawe Hospital30/10/2017 - 12:31

Plans for a £338,000 investment to expand and improve a vital cancer support service in South Manchester have been unveiled by Macmillan.

Stroke care costing Wales £1 billion annually

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:18
Stroke care costing Wales £1 billion annually30/10/2017 - 10:18

Caring for people who have suffered from stroke is costing Wales £1 billion yearly, a charity has said.

Patients facing postcode lottery for IVF treatment

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:06
Patients facing postcode lottery for IVF treatment30/10/2017 - 10:06

Nearly 90 per cent of CCGs fail to offer women the recommended three cycles of IVF treatment, new figures show.

Number of those needing mental health care after Grenfell fire likely to exceed 11,000

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:51
Number of those needing mental health care after Grenfell fire likely to exceed 11,00030/10/2017 - 09:51

The mental health response following the Grenfell Tower fire is the biggest operation of its kind in Europe, a doctor has said.

NHS workforce planning ‘not fit for purpose’

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:40
NHS workforce planning ‘not fit for purpose’30/10/2017 - 09:40

National policy and planning for the NHS workforce in England is not fit for purpose, a new Health Foundation report has revealed.

A&E wait times of over four hours to affect a million more people

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:20
A&E wait times of over four hours to affect a million more people30/10/2017 - 09:20

Analysis by the BMA predicts that over four million patients could be waiting more than four hours to be seen by 2020, The Guardian has reported.

Harrogate’s Emergency Department rated best in country

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 13:43
Harrogate’s Emergency Department rated best in country27/10/2017 - 14:43

The latest CQC national Emergency Department Patient Survey results show that patients rank Harrogate District Hospital joint first out of 136 trusts.

Antibiotics should not be used for majority of sinus infections, NICE says

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:46
Antibiotics should not be used for majority of sinus infections, NICE says27/10/2017 - 12:46

NICE has advised healthcare professionals to tell their patients that a sinus infection will clear up without antibiotics.

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