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Brexit could disrupt supply of medicines

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:15
Brexit could disrupt supply of medicines29/01/2018 - 11:15

The Brexit Health Alliance has warned that patients could face disruption to the supply of their medicines when the UK leaves the EU.

Cancer Drugs Fund expected to release £140m to NHS

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:24
Cancer Drugs Fund expected to release £140m to NHS29/01/2018 - 10:24

Since the new Cancer Drugs Fund opened in July 2016, nearly 15,700 patients have benefited from the 52 drugs treating 81 different types of cancer.

Doctors must learn from mistakes, says Hunt

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:13
Doctors must learn from mistakes, says Hunt29/01/2018 - 09:13

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has commented that doctors need to be able to openly reflect about mistakes they have made.

SCAS one of three digital NHS pioneers

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:57
SCAS one of three digital NHS pioneers26/01/2018 - 12:57

NHS England has announced SCAS as one of three NHS ambulance trusts to use a share of £5 million to develop into world class digital organisations.

Two East Yorkshire hospitals to cancel routine surgery

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:57
Two East Yorkshire hospitals to cancel routine surgery26/01/2018 - 10:57

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust will help two of its main hospitals deal with unprecedented pressure this winter.

Southampton's 'soft' laser therapy set for national trial

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:26
Southampton's 'soft' laser therapy set for national trial26/01/2018 - 10:26

A £1.2 million study to help prevent side effects in adult patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer is to be trialled nationwide.

Trial to reduce patients’ dependency on strong pain killers

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:01
Trial to reduce patients’ dependency on strong pain killers26/01/2018 - 10:01

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has developed a programme to help people reduce their dependency on strong pain killers.

Health professionals say winter flu is peaking

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 09:29
Health professionals say winter flu is peaking26/01/2018 - 09:29

The number of patients being admitted to hospital with winter flu remains high, but the worst of the season may soon be over.

Use paracetamol for sore throats rather than antibiotics

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 09:20
Use paracetamol for sore throats rather than antibiotics26/01/2018 - 09:20

NICE has encouraged GPs to use paracetamol for sore throats rather than antibiotics, which are prescribed in 60 per cent of situations.

Welsh NHS in ‘chaos’ following IT meltdown

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:13
Welsh NHS in ‘chaos’ following IT meltdown25/01/2018 - 12:13

Doctors have complained of ‘chaos’ after an NHS computer meltdown left them unable to access patient records and test results.

NHS under pressure as norovirus cases increase

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:50
NHS under pressure as norovirus cases increase25/01/2018 - 11:50

A spike in the number of norovirus cases is putting increased pressure on hospitals already facing high levels of demand, according to NHS England.

NHS hospitals seriously short of vital equipment

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:29
NHS hospitals seriously short of vital equipment25/01/2018 - 11:29

Hospitals are suffering ‘serious shortages’ of vital medical equipment such as ventilators and oxygen cylinders during the NHS’s winter crisis.

Autism assessment delay concerns

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:03
Autism assessment delay concerns25/01/2018 - 11:03

Children in certain parts of Wales are waiting an average of two years for an autism assessment despite a target of six months, it has been revealed.

Powers to tackle hospital and GP ‘nuisances’ considered

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:40
Powers to tackle hospital and GP ‘nuisances’ considered25/01/2018 - 10:40

The Welsh government is considering introducing powers to protect NHS staff from people being disruptive in GP surgeries and hospitals.

Improvements made at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:20
Improvements made at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust25/01/2018 - 10:20

The CQC has found improvements in services provided by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust at Pinderfields and Dewsbury hospitals.

Technology programme extended to ambulance trusts

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:35
Technology programme extended to ambulance trusts25/01/2018 - 09:35

NHS England has announced three ambulance trusts will share £10 million to develop into world class digital organisations.

NHS is getting worse, survey shows

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 15:28
NHS is getting worse, survey shows24/01/2018 - 15:28

Rota gaps, reduced access to care and poor morale are some of the key findings from the BMA’s latest quarterly survey of doctors.

Home Office ‘blocked’ doctors from taking up vital NHS jobs

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:41
Home Office ‘blocked’ doctors from taking up vital NHS jobs24/01/2018 - 12:41

Senior doctors from overseas who have been appointed to fill key roles in hospitals have been blocked because their NHS salaries are too low under immigration rules.

PHE to investigate prescription drug addiction

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:22
PHE to investigate prescription drug addiction24/01/2018 - 12:22

Public Health England is launching a review into the growing problem of prescription drug addiction.

New fund for life-changing drugs

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:05
New fund for life-changing drugs24/01/2018 - 12:05

Welsh First Minister has hailed the success of the £80 million New Treatment Fund in cutting the times new life-changing medicines become available on the NHS.

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