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No follow up support for one in three dementia diagnoses

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:37
No follow up support for one in three dementia diagnoses13/02/2018 - 10:37

One in three people with a life-changing diagnosis of dementia fail to get the follow up NHS support they are supposed to.

Children with minor illnesses should be taken to pharmacies

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:54
Children with minor illnesses should be taken to pharmacies13/02/2018 - 09:54

NHS England is urging parents of young children with minor illnesses to take them to pharmacies rather than GPs or A&E.

NHS Providers to tackle unwarranted variance

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:00
NHS Providers to tackle unwarranted variance12/02/2018 - 11:00

NHS Providers has set out recommendations for NHS trusts to improve efficiencies reduce variation across clinical specialties.

Physician Response Unit treating two thirds of emergency patients

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 09:00
Physician Response Unit treating two thirds of emergency patients12/02/2018 - 09:00

A unique collaboration has seen 67 per cent of patients treated and discharged at home, avoiding the necessity of hospital visits.

NHS faces £36m bill for missed hospital appointments

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:14
NHS faces £36m bill for missed hospital appointments09/02/2018 - 14:14

Nearly 300,000 missed outpatient appointments at hospitals cost the Welsh NHS more than £36 million in 2016/17.

Barts sees improvements in waiting times for patients

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:14
Barts sees improvements in waiting times for patients09/02/2018 - 12:14

Barts Health NHS Trust has said that nearly 5,000 more people were seen and treated within four hours at Barts Health hospitals this January.

‘Unacceptable variations in care’ for hip fracture patients

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:04
‘Unacceptable variations in care’ for hip fracture patients09/02/2018 - 11:04

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has reported that vulnerable patients recovering from hip fracture are facing unacceptable variations in care.

CDF to consider once-a-day pill for ovarian cancer

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:29
CDF to consider once-a-day pill for ovarian cancer09/02/2018 - 10:29

NICE has invited biopharmaceutical company Tesaro to submit a proposal for including niraparib in the Cancer Drugs Fund.

UK flu levels remain high

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:07
UK flu levels remain high09/02/2018 - 10:07

The latest PHE report has showed that seasonal flu continues to circulate across the UK, but rates across most indicators remain stable.

Local authorities should offer NHS Health Checks

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:01
Local authorities should offer NHS Health Checks08/02/2018 - 16:01

Duncan Selbie has urged local authorities to ensure that all local residents eligible for a free NHS Health Check get an invite.

12-hour trolley waits hit 1,000 in January

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:40
12-hour trolley waits hit 1,000 in January08/02/2018 - 10:40

January was one of the most difficult months on record for A&E units in England with the four-hour A&E target missed for the 30th month in a row.

Uncovered evidence of harassment at Liverpool trust

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:47
Uncovered evidence of harassment at Liverpool trust 08/02/2018 - 08:47

An independent inquiry has reported that Liverpool Community Health Trust was involved in ‘appalling instances of staff treatment’.

£4m for VR treatment in NHS mental health services

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:51
£4m for VR treatment in NHS mental health services07/02/2018 - 10:51

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is leading a project to enable state-of-the-art psychological therapy to be delivered via virtual reality.

Discussions with dementia patients improves quality of life

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:17
Discussions with dementia patients improves quality of life07/02/2018 - 10:17

One-to-one interaction and daily discussion with people with dementia can help improve their quality of life.

Doctors to offer new flu jab next winter

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:18
Doctors to offer new flu jab next winter07/02/2018 - 09:18

Over-65s should be offered a newly licensed jab called Fluad to help provide better immunity against the flu next winter.

Early scans for pancreatic cancer to avoid surgery

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:06
Early scans for pancreatic cancer to avoid surgery07/02/2018 - 09:06

NICE has recommended the use of a more accurate scan to diagnose and determine the stage of pancreatic cancer in patients.

New £335m hospital delayed due to Carillon collapse

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:11
New £335m hospital delayed due to Carillon collapse06/02/2018 - 15:11

The collapse of construction firm Carillon has probably delayed the opening of the new Royal Liverpool Hospital.

£23 million funding boost for maternity mental health

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:42
£23 million funding boost for maternity mental health06/02/2018 - 10:42

NHS England has confirmed that £23 million of extra funding will be made available to improve the mental health of at least 3,000 pregnant women.

Every NHS trust has failed tests for cyber security

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:42
Every NHS trust has failed tests for cyber security06/02/2018 - 09:42

All 200 trusts tested have failed to meet the standard required for cyber security, following last year's WannaCry attack.

Make e-cigarettes available on prescription, says PHE

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:11
Make e-cigarettes available on prescription, says PHE06/02/2018 - 09:11

Public Health England has said that e-cigarettes should be available on prescription to help continue the work undertaken to stop people smoking.

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