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Positive pressure can have negative impact for cancer patients

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:31
Positive pressure can have negative impact for cancer patients15/05/2018 - 09:31

Macmillan Cancer Support has revealed that the need to ‘fight’ and remain positive could be having a negative effect on people living with cancer.

Financial cost of the nursing shortage laid bare

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:53
Financial cost of the nursing shortage laid bare14/05/2018 - 16:53

NHS trusts were forced to spend £1.46 billion last year on temporary staffing to plug gaps in nursing rotas.

Mental health care leads to reduction in hospital admissions

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:49
Mental health care leads to reduction in hospital admissions14/05/2018 - 10:49

An NHS pilot scheme has seen a reduction in demand for GP appointments and hospital admissions as a direct result of improved mental health care.

Public concern over nurse staffing revealed

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 08:23
Public concern over nurse staffing revealed14/05/2018 - 09:23

A RCN survey has revealed that three out of four people in the UK think there aren’t enough nurses to care safely for patients in the NHS.

£1m funding for digital adult social care pilots

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:56
£1m funding for digital adult social care pilots11/05/2018 - 13:56

NHS Digital and the LGA have announced new funding for digital pilots that benefit people who access adult social care and improve services.

New system to prevent medication errors

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:32
New system to prevent medication errors10/05/2018 - 15:32

The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a new system to help the NHS monitor, learn from and prevent costly medication errors.

GoodSam app allows media to view 999 patients

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:54
GoodSam app allows media to view 999 patients10/05/2018 - 11:54

Two air ambulance services are currently testing a new app which allows them to view patients before they arrive to treat them.

Waiting times having ‘devastating’ effects on patients

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:03
Waiting times having ‘devastating’ effects on patients10/05/2018 - 10:03

The Board of Community Health Councils in Wales has found that long waiting times for treatment is having an alarming impact on patients.

Child mental health plans lacking ambition

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:17
Child mental health plans lacking ambition09/05/2018 - 11:17

The government's proposed Green Paper on children’s mental health lacks ambition and is unlikely to provide help to those who need it.

Independent hospitals must ‘get their house in order’

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:44
Independent hospitals must ‘get their house in order’09/05/2018 - 09:44

Following a damning report by the CQC, Jeremy Hunt has written to independent healthcare providers ordering urgent action on patient safety.

Government must reverse care work's poor public image

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:35
Government must reverse care work's poor public image09/05/2018 - 09:35

The UK’s social care workforce is suffering from low pay and low esteem and must reverse its poor public image to improve recruitment and retention in the sector.

Clinical trials to be fast tracked

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:12
Clinical trials to be fast tracked09/05/2018 - 09:12

A number of NHS organisations are to implement new processes to simplify the NHS research set up process and cut delays.

North Bristol NHS Trust launches pregnancy app

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:17
North Bristol NHS Trust launches pregnancy app08/05/2018 - 12:17

North Bristol NHS Trust has launched a new maternity app to help expectant parents access necessary information through their pregnancy journey.

£2.3bn NHS levy could revitalise social care

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:48
£2.3bn NHS levy could revitalise social care08/05/2018 - 11:48

An Intergenerational Commission report argues that the struggling social care system could be ‘rescued’ with a funding boost of £2.3 billion.

Emergency alerts double in last year

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:40
Emergency alerts double in last year08/05/2018 - 10:40

LBC has revealed that the number of hospitals operating at the highest emergency alert level has nearly doubled in the last year.

Better access for mental health care for mums

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:53
Better access for mental health care for mums08/05/2018 - 09:53

NHS England says new and expectant mothers in England will be given better access to mental health care more quickly and easily by next year.

HIMSS pursues technology advances through new appointments

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:09
HIMSS pursues technology advances through new appointments04/05/2018 - 11:09

HIMSS has announced the appointment of Dr Charles Alessi and Bruce Steinberg with the aim of continuing the transformation of health through technology.

BMA seeking to shape the NHS of the future

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:26
BMA seeking to shape the NHS of the future04/05/2018 - 10:26

The BMA is to lead a project seeking to develop a vision for what an improved health and care system could look like.

Ian Trenholm appointed new chief executive of CQC

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 14:36
Ian Trenholm appointed new chief executive of CQC03/05/2018 - 15:36

The Care Quality Commission has announced that Ian Trenholm has been appointed as the organisation’s new chief executive.

Southampton leading the way in infection control

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 14:27
Southampton leading the way in infection control03/05/2018 - 15:27

University Hospital Southampton has revealed that infection rates have plummeted as a result of the hospital’s good hand hygiene education.

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