New scheme to inspire pupils to consider NHS career

The 'Step Into the NHS' programme is now being rolled-out nationally and is open to all primary schools across England.

Review requested into over-prescribing in the NHS

Matt Hancock has ordered a review into overprescribing in the NHS to ensure that patients are receiving the most appropriate treatment.

BBC reports asbestos in nine out of 10 hospitals

The BBC has found that nine out of 10 NHS trusts responding to an inquiry report that they have hospitals containing asbestos.

Fax machines to be banned on NHS

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020.

Specialist nurses and paramedics to respond together

Thousands of Londoners experiencing a mental health crisis will be sent a specialist nurse and a paramedic in a car on blue lights.

£1 billion for 75 projects to upgrade NHS services

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that £963 million of extra funding is being given to 75 health facility projects across England.

Barriers to nursing apprenticeships need tearing down

Nursing degree apprenticeships as a sustainable route into the profession will forever be a mirage unless barriers to delivery are torn down, says new report.

Mental health care to transform thanks to reforms

The government is accepting two recommendations to modernise the Mental Health Act, allowing patients to express their preferences for care.

Health Business Awards 2018 winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Health Business Awards have been announced, following a dinner and awards ceremony at London’s Grange Hotel.

Ministers and NHS England disagreeing on targets

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens is fighting against government demands for specific improvements in the service.

Review announced to improve the lives of autistic children

A new government review into services and support for autistic people will inform the new Joint Adults and Children Autism Strategy.

10,000 extra hospital beds needed this winter

The BMA has warned that the NHS needs 10,000 additional hospital beds this winter in order to maintain patient safety.

100,000 whole genomes sequenced in the NHS

Matt Hancock has announced that the 100,000 Genomes Project has sequenced 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients.

£1 billion savings on NHS medicines in 2019

The NHS is expected to save around £930 million on its medicines bill across the UK under a new deal agreed with the pharmaceutical industry.

GP survey prompts calls for greater staff retention

The RCGP says that greater efforts must go into reducing GP workload in order to keep existing family doctors working in the profession.

Workforce planning needed to avert staffing crisis

The GMC has argued that UK-wide workforce planning is needed to avert an NHS staffing crisis, which is likely to be compounded by Brexit.

Proton beam therapy first for cancer patient

A state of the art proton beam therapy machine for cancer is set to treat the first patient in England at The Christie this month.

New cancer drugs taking longer to reach patients

NHS patients are waiting longer for new cancer drugs because of delays in taking them through clinical trials and getting them approved for use.

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