Upfront charging deterring immigrant patients

The British Medical Association is calling for urgent action to address the impact of charging rules for overseas patients.

Southampton trust rated 'good' by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust as 'good' overall following a recent inspection.

AI to help dementia patients stay out of hospital

A new Care Research & Technology Centre will use AI and robotics to help people with dementia live longer in their own homes.

Patient info for ambulance clinicians on the move

The London Ambulance Service has begun a pilot to enable its clinicians to securely access Summary Care Record data on an iPad.

Better use of machine generated information

NHS Digital has agreed a deal that will allow NHS organisations to make better use of their machine generated information.

Initially developed for use on the battlefield, the TXA Autoinjector could also be adapted for any major trauma incidents, from stab wounds to road traffic accidents.

There has been a 36.6 per cent reduction in mortality since the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was introduced in Scotland’s hospitals in 2008.

The Welsh Government is investing £11 million in projects to transform the way health and social care services are delivered in north Wales.

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of £1.5 million to help evaluate medical devices in real-world clinical settings.

Child health information available at point of care

Vital child health information will be available to health professionals and parents at the point of care, thanks to a new NHS service.

Nurse staffing levels putting lives at risk

A new report has warned that hospital wards across the NHS in England remain under staffed and putting patient lives at risk.

The Capacity Tracker allows care homes to upload bed availability to reduce avoidable hospital stays

The Time for Care scheme has freed up more than half a million hours of time for patients in the last year

Artificial gravity may be used to help patients who develop muscle weakness from lengthy stays in a hospital bed, or those suffering from lower back pain.

Offer choice of procedure to terminate pregnancies

All women should be able to access both medical and surgical procedures to terminate their pregnancy, says new draft guidance from NICE.

A&E stats suggest drop in violence

A study of the latest A&E data suggests that overall levels of violence in England and Wales are on the decline, in spite of an increase in knife crime.

Pregnant woman urged to quit smoking

Pregnant women are to be offered specialist stop smoking referrals as part of NHS action to reduce stillbirths.

NHS England thanks staff for record winter performance

NHSS England says new figures prove that NHS staff provided timely, high quality care to a record numbers of people in England this winter.


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