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£250 million cash releasing savings achieved for NHS

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:40
£250 million cash releasing savings achieved for NHS02/11/2017 - 09:40

The NHS Supply Chain has announced that they achieved over £250 million cash-releasing savings as of the end of September 2017.

BIFM issues new FM procurement guidance

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:32
BIFM issues new FM procurement guidance02/11/2017 - 09:32

The BIFM has published new guidance on the buying process for goods or services that support facilities management delivery.

Continuing decline in EU nurses coming to UK

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:20
Continuing decline in EU nurses coming to UK02/11/2017 - 09:20

New figures have shown a continued decline in the number of EU nurses and midwives wanting to work in the UK since the 2016 EU referendum.

Memory service accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:28
Memory service accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists01/11/2017 - 16:28

A mental health service based in Tameside and Glossop is celebrating being accredited by the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme.

More patients to benefit as new-look memory service launches

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:57
More patients to benefit as new-look memory service launches01/11/2017 - 15:57

More people in east Suffolk will receive quick diagnosis and treatment for memory problems thanks to a new-look specialist service launched by NSFT.

People at low risk of glaucoma can avoid unnecessary referral

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:21
People at low risk of glaucoma can avoid unnecessary referral01/11/2017 - 15:21

NICE has published an updated guideline on glaucoma, which will mean fewer people need to be referred for further specialist investigation.

Kent and Canterbury Hospital gets new MRI scanners

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:33
Kent and Canterbury Hospital gets new MRI scanners01/11/2017 - 12:33

Two new MRI scanners have been unveiled at Kent and Canterbury Hospital as part of a £4 million investment by East Kent Hospitals.

International doctors supporting CAMHS service

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:18
International doctors supporting CAMHS service01/11/2017 - 12:18

Three overseas doctors have joined the CAMHS at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as part of a medical fellowship programme to help strengthen the service.

New scheme treats patients at home instead of in hospital

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:55
New scheme treats patients at home instead of in hospital01/11/2017 - 11:55

London Ambulance paramedics and CIS staff have collaborated to provide alternative care to patients who might otherwise be taken to hospital unnecessarily.

New innovation in digital standards to improve child health information

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:20
New innovation in digital standards to improve child health information01/11/2017 - 11:20

An innovative way to share important information about a child’s health has been launched and will support the prevention of childhood illness.

Patient safety work to reduce falls at South Tyneside hospital to be shared across the NHS

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:54
Patient safety work to reduce falls at South Tyneside hospital to be shared across the NHS01/11/2017 - 10:54

A new initiative to help reduce in-patient falls at South Tyneside District Hospital is set to be implemented by other NHS organisations across the country.

£97 million bill for midwife shortage

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:09
£97 million bill for midwife shortage01/11/2017 - 10:09

UK maternity units are turning to expensive temporary staffing arrangements such as overtime and agency staff to plug gaps in midwife rotas.

Fraud costs NHS £1 billion a year

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:54
Fraud costs NHS £1 billion a year01/11/2017 - 09:54

New figures released by the NHS’s new anti-fraud body suggest that the yearly bill for fraud in the NHS has topped £1 billion.

Drug giants threaten NHS over cheaper drug

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:35
Drug giants threaten NHS over cheaper drug01/11/2017 - 09:35

Two multinational drug companies are threatening legal action to prevent patients being offered a cheaper version of an effective drug against blindness which could save the NHS £84 million a year.

New programme for community pharmacists

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:46
New programme for community pharmacists31/10/2017 - 11:46

A new six month programme will offer community pharmacists and technicians the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

NHS leaders demand end to public sector pay restraint

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:12
NHS leaders demand end to public sector pay restraint31/10/2017 - 11:12

NHS and social care leaders have written to the Chancellor asking for an end to public sector pay restraint.

More cases for children’s dental treatment than broken arms

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:49
More cases for children’s dental treatment than broken arms31/10/2017 - 10:49

New figures show that twice as many children under the age of 10 receive hospital treatment for tooth decay as those treated for broken arms.

Regular aspirin use reduces cancer risk

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:30
Regular aspirin use reduces cancer risk31/10/2017 - 10:30

Chinese researchers have claimed that long-term aspirin use reduces the risk of developing a multitude of cancers.

Midlands trust rated as Requires Improvement

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:43
Midlands trust rated as Requires Improvement31/10/2017 - 09:43

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been rated as Requires Improvement following an inspection by the CQC.

Stepping Hill Hospital’s stroke centre ranked top in England

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:58
Stepping Hill Hospital’s stroke centre ranked top in England30/10/2017 - 16:58

Stepping Hill Hospital’s stroke centre in Stockport has been officially ranked as the best in the country.

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