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Urgent action needed over falling nursing applicants

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:51
Urgent action needed over falling nursing applicants05/02/2018 - 15:51

The number of students starting nursing degree courses is likely to fall again this year unless the government takes urgent action.

High blood pressure can remain undetected in new mothers

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:42
High blood pressure can remain undetected in new mothers05/02/2018 - 11:42

A new study has warned that women with severe pre-eclampsia should have their blood pressure closely monitored for a year after giving birth.

Health surcharge for migrants set to double

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:03
Health surcharge for migrants set to double05/02/2018 - 10:03

The upfront charges paid by temporary migrants to the UK to use the NHS are to double, raising nearly £220 million a year for the NHS.

Work pressures causing GP crisis

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:47
Work pressures causing GP crisis05/02/2018 - 09:47

New research has found that work pressures on GPs and a feeling of being ‘undervalued’ within the profession is causing a ‘crisis’.

Health panel proposed new NHS ring-fenced tax

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:24
Health panel proposed new NHS ring-fenced tax05/02/2018 - 09:24

Health leaders have proposed a new ring-fenced tax to fund the NHS and social care and supply the NHS with an extra £4 billion.

Full IVF funding would improve mother safety

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:14
Full IVF funding would improve mother safety02/02/2018 - 10:14

Full government funding of IVF could maintain low rates of multiple pregnancies following treatment and reduce associated complications for mothers.

Curb rising costs of NHS clinical negligence claims

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:38
Curb rising costs of NHS clinical negligence claims02/02/2018 - 09:38

A number of leading health organisations have called for urgent action to reduce the spiralling cost of medical negligence claims in England.

More prostate cancer deaths than breast cancer

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:05
More prostate cancer deaths than breast cancer02/02/2018 - 09:05

New figures show that the number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK.

Neglect of psychosis patients exposed

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:15
Neglect of psychosis patients exposed01/02/2018 - 14:15

A key government target for caring for people with severe mental health conditions in England is being missed due to underfunding.

Larger proportion of strokes in the middle aged

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:43
Larger proportion of strokes in the middle aged01/02/2018 - 09:43

Public Health England has relaunched the Act FAST campaign to encourage people to call 999 if they notice even one of the signs of a stroke in themselves, or in others.

Free Wi-Fi for Tyne and Wear patients and visitors

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:15
Free Wi-Fi for Tyne and Wear patients and visitors31/01/2018 - 16:15

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is now offering free Wi-Fi to patients and visitors.

Patient death review scheme praised

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:59
Patient death review scheme praised31/01/2018 - 15:59

A Queen Elizabeth Hospital scheme in Gateshead which reviews the deaths of patients has been praised by the Department of Health.

Brexit difficulties for mental health recruitment

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:38
Brexit difficulties for mental health recruitment31/01/2018 - 11:38

One in 10 posts in specialist mental health services are currently vacant, with Brexit set to make recruitment more difficult.

PHE to review dependence on prescribed medicines

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:26
PHE to review dependence on prescribed medicines31/01/2018 - 10:26

Steve Brine has commissioned Public Health England to review the evidence for dependence on, and withdrawal from, prescribed medicines.

CQC survey highlights improved maternity care

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:15
CQC survey highlights improved maternity care31/01/2018 - 09:15

A CQC survey has found that most women are having a positive experience of maternity care and treatment within the NHS.

Patient data shouldn’t be shared for immigration purposes

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:01
Patient data shouldn’t be shared for immigration purposes31/01/2018 - 09:01

NHS Digital should 'immediately withdraw' from a system that allows for the sharing of patients’ addresses for immigration tracing purposes.

East Lancashire Hospitals chooses EPR supplier

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:52
East Lancashire Hospitals chooses EPR supplier30/01/2018 - 10:52

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has chosen Cerner as its supplier of a new EPR system to improve efficiency.

Tory MP pushes case for NHS spend referendum

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:09
Tory MP pushes case for NHS spend referendum30/01/2018 - 10:09

Conservative MP Robert Halfon has said that his party should promise a referendum on raising NHS spending.

Two-year wait for gender identity NHS appointment

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 09:34
Two-year wait for gender identity NHS appointment30/01/2018 - 09:34

Transgender people are waiting up to two and a half years for initial consultations at NHS gender identity clinics.

England aims be the first country to eliminate Hepatitis C

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:32
England aims be the first country to eliminate Hepatitis C29/01/2018 - 15:32

NHS England is committing to eliminating Hepatitis C in England at least five years earlier than the World Health Organisation goal of 2030.

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