Integrated Care Provider set-up to be made easier

Changes will make sure ICPs have to follow the same rules as other NHS organisations

Community pharmacies could carry out blood pressure servcies, says CCA

Community pharmacies can do more to detect high blood pressure if they are better commissioned to provide such checks, a Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) audit suggests.

Public Health England and NHS England have outlined a number of ambitions to reduce cardiovascular disease through improved detection and treatment

London Air Ambulance

Air ambulance charities in England have been invited to apply for a new £10 million fund to upgrade their equipment and facilities.

GP prescribing system overhaul after 'ghost branded generics' glitch

SystmOne overhaul after “ghost branded generics” problem

MHRA recalls batches of Irbesartan

The recall is taking place as part of the continued investigation into potential N nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contamination

Staffing shortages threaten NHS long term plan, says Health Foundation

Report states "a lack of coherent policy that takes into account both funding and staffing has been a recurring theme"

Totpol Review: Government must fund technology, says NHS Employers

Danny Mortimer: "The deployment of technology needs to be properly funded by government and not left to already stretched individual NHS trusts to dig even deeper to fund"

One in three patients exposed to toxic air while visiting GP

Air pollution data monitoring levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) outside GP practices in the UK show nearly one in three NHS patients are attending GP surgeries where the levels of pollution breach limits set by the World Health Organisation.

Topol review predicts digital skills shortage in NHS

"Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future" suggests that fresh education is required to keep up with advancements in technologies such as AI and robotics.

Pharma contributes to antimicrobial resistance claims Chief Medical Officer

A third of the antibiotics prescribed by the NHS are given out despite no medical evidence to suggest that they are necessary, England’s Chief Med

Dame Sally Davies to step down as chief medical officer

She will become will be the 39th master of Trinity College, replacing Nobel Prize winner Sir Gregory Winter.

Cancer screening project to run from mobile units in supermarket car parks

NHS is initially extending the programme to ten new areas across the country at a cost of around £70 million over four years.

St Helens and Knowsley launches hate crime reporting tool

The system, claimed to be the first by an NHS Trust, was launched as part of Merseyside Hate Crime Awareness Week

Brexit: No Deal could mean UK misses out fake medicines initiative

Leaving thew EU without a deal would mean a UK revocation of the Falsified Medicines Directive which comes into play across Europe tomorrow

Kark review raises questions about NHS workplace culture

The government has accepted in principal two of the recommendations to come from the Kark review of the of the fit and proper persons test, in order to make sure senior NHS leaders are fit for their posts.

ACCEA opens applications for 2019 Clinical Excellence Awards

Consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales can apply for new national awards and for renewals due in 2019.

NHS spends big on cancer drugs developed with public funds

New analysis of the cost of leading cancer drugs to the NHS showed that £458 million was spent in 2017/18 on paying pharmaceutical companies for medicines developed with public funding

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