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Bed blocking costs Scottish NHS over £100m a year

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:08
Bed blocking costs Scottish NHS over £100m a year23/10/2017 - 16:08

Bed blocking by patients who are ready to be discharged cost the Scottish NHS more than £100 million over the past year, according to new figures.

Rising numbers of NHS hospitals charging disabled drivers to park

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:55
Rising numbers of NHS hospitals charging disabled drivers to park23/10/2017 - 15:55

Rising numbers of NHS hospitals are charging disabled patients and visitors to park, official figures have shown.

Emergency Department Checklist to be rolled out in England

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:43
Emergency Department Checklist to be rolled out in England23/10/2017 - 15:43

An Emergency Department Safety Checklist used at hospitals in Bristol is set to be rolled out to trusts across England.

Patients need rest, not antibiotics: health officials

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:34
Patients need rest, not antibiotics: health officials23/10/2017 - 15:34

Patients should be told to go home and rest rather than receive antibiotics, health officials have said.

Upfront charges for foreign NHS users come into force

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:05
Upfront charges for foreign NHS users come into force23/10/2017 - 14:05

Migrants and visitors to the UK not eligible for free healthcare will now be charged upfront for the cost of their treatment.

NICE approves therapy for ‘bubble baby syndrome’

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:41
NICE approves therapy for ‘bubble baby syndrome’23/10/2017 - 09:41

NICE has approved strimvelis, a treatment for a rare inherited immune deficiency condition that has been termed ‘bubble baby syndrome'.

Urinary tract infections antibiotic-resistant

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:30
Urinary tract infections antibiotic-resistant23/10/2017 - 09:30

The number of urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by drug resistant bacteria is increasing, new data shows.

Health service ‘failing’ in Northern Ireland

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:55
Health service ‘failing’ in Northern Ireland20/10/2017 - 09:55

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned that the health service in Northern Ireland is failing patients waiting for planned treatment.

First trust in country reaches 75 per cent flu uptake

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:44
First trust in country reaches 75 per cent flu uptake20/10/2017 - 09:44

DBTH has been announced as the first NHS trust in the country to have vaccinated 75 per cent of their frontline staff for the second year running.

NHS leaders fear ‘return to 1999’

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:23
NHS leaders fear ‘return to 1999’20/10/2017 - 09:23

Four NHS trust chief executives have publicly highlighted the health service’s declining ability to treat patients quickly enough.

South Central Ambulance Service opens £2m education and recruitment centre

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:33
South Central Ambulance Service opens £2m education and recruitment centre19/10/2017 - 14:33

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has formally opened its education and recruitment centre in Newbury.

South Tyneside’s diabetes service making notable improvements

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:14
South Tyneside’s diabetes service making notable improvements19/10/2017 - 14:14

The children and young people’s diabetes service at South Tyneside District Hospital has made notable improvements in controlling the condition.

Obesity prevalence increases in reception age children

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:58
Obesity prevalence increases in reception age children19/10/2017 - 11:58

The prevalence of obesity has risen for a second year from 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 to 9.6 per cent in 2016-17 for children in reception.

£1.3m scheme puts NHS trust mental health practitioners in Barnsley schools

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:32
£1.3m scheme puts NHS trust mental health practitioners in Barnsley schools19/10/2017 - 11:32

NHS trust staff are being embedded in secondary schools across Barnsley in an initiative to tackle poor mental health among children.

Southern Health opens six new mental health beds

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:13
Southern Health opens six new mental health beds19/10/2017 - 11:13

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has opened six new beds in Southampton in response to a national shortage of beds for young people who need care in a low secure setting.

New Dartmouth well-being centre takes step forward

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:49
New Dartmouth well-being centre takes step forward19/10/2017 - 10:49

Plans to create a Health and Well-being Centre in Dartmouth have moved a step forward with the submission of a planning application to the council.

Pregnant women in Bristol first to participate in RSV vaccine study

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:27
Pregnant women in Bristol first to participate in RSV vaccine study19/10/2017 - 10:27

Pregnant women in Bristol are among the first to take part in a clinical trial of a vaccine that could protect babies against RSV disease.

Project to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies wins funding

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:12
Project to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies wins funding19/10/2017 - 10:12

The ‘PReCePT’ project has been selected by the Health Foundation to be part of a £3.5 million improvement programme.

Wirral rolls out baby boxes

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:53
Wirral rolls out baby boxes19/10/2017 - 09:53

A new initiative means that all new mothers living in Wirral are to receive a Baby Box following a successful pilot.

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