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Lack of organ donors led to 457 avoidable deaths last year

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:20
Lack of organ donors led to 457 avoidable deaths last year04/09/2017 - 12:20

A reluctance to talk about transplants is contributing to a deadly shortage of organs donation, the NHS has said.

64 per cent of men have heart age 10 years older than they are

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 10:26
64 per cent of men have heart age 10 years older than they are04/09/2017 - 11:26

Public Health England’s (PHE) Heart Age Test shows that 64 per cent of people with a heart 10 years older than their actual age are male.

NHS likely to face worst winter than last year

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:37
NHS likely to face worst winter than last year04/09/2017 - 10:37

The latest research has suggested that the NHS is on a trajectory towards a ’more likely worse’ performance this winter compared to last.

UK needs to perform thousands more obesity operations, say surgeons

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 13:29
UK needs to perform thousands more obesity operations, say surgeons01/09/2017 - 14:29

Thousands more obesity operations need to be carried out in the UK, say surgeons, who warn that the country is ‘lagging far behind’ Europe.

Benefits of breast cancer drug ‘too uncertain’ to make it cost effective

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:27
Benefits of breast cancer drug ‘too uncertain’ to make it cost effective 01/09/2017 - 12:27

NICE has published draft guidance saying the evidence of using fulvestrant does not prove it is better than existing treatments.

BT and Sussex NHS deal to connect 390 NHS sites across the UK

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:50
BT and Sussex NHS deal to connect 390 NHS sites across the UK01/09/2017 - 11:50

1.6 million patients will benefit from faster treatment and diagnosis thanks to a new five-year multi-million pound contract with BT.

CQC asks Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to improve services

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:28
CQC asks Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to improve services01/09/2017 - 11:28

CQC has asked the Bluebell Ward at Prospect Park Hospital to improve its services following an inspection in May.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust child and adolescent mental health wards rated ‘good’

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:08
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust child and adolescent mental health wards rated ‘good’01/09/2017 - 11:08

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the child and adolescent mental health wards at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as ‘good’.

£100 million drive to recruit foreign GPs

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:13
£100 million drive to recruit foreign GPs31/08/2017 - 15:13

The NHS is embarking on a £100 million international recruitment drive to boost the number of GPs.

CMA demands action from seven hospitals

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:51
CMA demands action from seven hospitals31/08/2017 - 11:51

Seven hospitals have been directed by the CMA to publish information on the quality of their private healthcare services after failing to meet the deadline.

US approves first cancer 'living drug'

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 09:43
US approves first cancer 'living drug'31/08/2017 - 10:43

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an ‘historic’ treatment to redesign a patient's own immune system so it attacks cancer.

Mental health accounts for nearly one-in-three known fit notes

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 09:02
Mental health accounts for nearly one-in-three known fit notes31/08/2017 - 10:02

Mental health and behavioural conditions have accounted for 31 per cent of all fit notes where the diagnosis was known.

NHS overspend £3 billion higher than reported

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:36
NHS overspend £3 billion higher than reported31/08/2017 - 09:36

A new briefing from the Nuffield Trust has highlighted an overspend of almost £3 billion by NHS trusts in England for last year.

NHS advice for acid attack victims

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:24
NHS advice for acid attack victims31/08/2017 - 09:24

A rise in the number of patients being treated for acid attacks has prompted the NHS to release first aid guidance and support for victims.

CMA clears Birmingham hospitals merger

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:58
CMA clears Birmingham hospitals merger30/08/2017 - 11:58

The CMA has cleared the merger between two Birmingham hospital trusts after finding that it will probably benefit patients in the local area.

Anti-inflammatory drug cuts heart attack risk, study shows

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:13
Anti-inflammatory drug cuts heart attack risk, study shows30/08/2017 - 11:13

A study of 10,000 patients has suggested that anti-inflammatory drugs could cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Junior doctors threatened with GMC referral for refusing locum work

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:24
Junior doctors threatened with GMC referral for refusing locum work30/08/2017 - 10:24

Juniors at NHS trusts have been found to be threatened with referral to the GMC for refusing to take on locum work.

Number of people waiting over a year for surgery up 400 per cent in Wales

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:55
Number of people waiting over a year for surgery up 400 per cent in Wales30/08/2017 - 09:55

The number of people waiting over 12 months for an operation in Wales has risen by over 400 per cent in the past four years.

NHS secret cost-cutting drive revealed

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:42
NHS secret cost-cutting drive revealed30/08/2017 - 09:42

Health trusts have been told to review hospital referrals every week in an attempt to cut numbers by 30 per cent, a leaked memo has revealed.

NHS ‘leaking millions’ in PFI contracts

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:25
NHS ‘leaking millions’ in PFI contracts30/08/2017 - 09:25

The NHS is ‘leaking’ money to private companies in contracts to build and run hospitals, a new report says.

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