NHS to ban homeopathy and herbal medicine

The NHS has announced that it is banning homeopathy and herbal medicine in a new publication.

Benefits for NHS if number of falls reduced

A report has shown that reducing falls can help NHS trusts improve patient experience and reduce costs.

Cancer patient experiences are improving

A national survey has shown that cancer patients feel increasingly positive about their NHS care.

Improvement needed at Cumbria NHS trust

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found improvements are needed at a Cumbria NHS trust.

JCVI decides not to extend HPV NHS scheme to boys

The interim decision made by the JCVI denies boys vaccination against cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection HPV.

NHS England must recruit 2,200 A&E consultants, RCEM says

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has urged the NHS in England to recruit 2,200 extra A&E consultants in the next five years.

Mental health sector ‘is at a crossroads’

The mental health sector ‘is at a crossroads’ with some services leaving people feeling ‘helpless and powerless’, a new report has found.

Kent and Medway receive national recognition at UK Paperless Awards

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) has received national recognition at the Public Sector UK Paperless Awards.

Local art students make over Weston General Hospital children’s ward

Weston General Hospital’s children’s ward has been brightened up thanks to local art students.

New treatment for blood cancer approved

NICE has approved a new, tolerable treatment for patients with multiple myeloma for use on the NHS.

£325 million investment will help NHS transform care for patients

A £325 million investment for local projects that will help the NHS to modernise and transform care for patients has been announced.

Tobacco Control Plan to encourage smoke-free future

The government has set out an ambitious plan to create a generation of non-smokers in the next few decades.

UK trailing Europe in cancer care

A new report has highlighted how the UK is trailing behind the rest of Europe in the treatment of cancer.

Jobcentre Plus launches NHS campaign

Jobcentre Plus has launched its week long campaign to encourage partnerships between the NHS and their local JCP.

Sittingbourne GP practice in ‘Special Measures’

Care Quality Commission (CQC) has placed Dr K E Wilcox and Partners (The Medical Centre) into Special Measures.

Wales hospital infection rates ‘too high’

Three of north Wales’ main hospitals need major improvement to reduce the risk of infection, a report has found.

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Event Diary

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 returns to Manchester Central on 11th and 12th September 2017.