NHS target for children needing wheelchairs missed

Thousands of disabled children are waiting more than four months from the time of their referral to receiving a wheelchair.

New eco-friendly vehicle for Yorkshire Ambulance

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is to be the first ambulance service to introduce a dual-fuel non-emergency patient transport vehicle to its fleet.

£76m a year for homes for those who need extra support

The government has announced an extra £76 million a year over the next three years to build homes for those who need extra support.

Falling numbers of mental health patients taking their lives

Data collected by the CQC has shown that more than 200 patients killed themselves in mental health units between 2010 and 2016.

E-cigarettes harmful to long-term health

New research has claimed that vaping can damage vital immune system cells and can be just as harmful as smoking.

Bowel cancer screening to start at 50

Public Health Minister Steve Brine says that bowel cancer screening in England should start 10 years earlier at age 50.

Brexit survey highlights level of contingency planning

The Association of British HealthTech Industries has highlighted the significant contingency planning that is underway within the HealthTech sector

Better use of tech to drive improvements at Royal Papworth

The Royal Papworth is to explore new opportunities for the digital transformation of a range of back and middle office functions.

NHS England lifts leukaemia drug restrictions

NHS England previously said it would pay for ibrutinib only to treat patients who have relapsed within three years

Wales: Minimum alchohol price receives royal assent

The Welsh Assembly backed the legislation in June, which now passes into law

GP Patient survey suggests GP surgeries are in good health

NHS England’s GP Patient Survey 2018 shows eight out of ten patients rating their overall experience of their GP surgery as good.

West Midlands and Scottish Ambulance Services to trial defibrilator map

Microsoft is partnering with the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the NHS and New Signature in order to map all the defibrillators in the UK.

Hepatitis C liver disease deaths fall by 11 per cent

Fall is ‘most likely’ due to increased use of new antiviral medications now available

MHRA issues Brexit implementation period guidelines for UK pharma and healthcare firms

Marketing authorisation holders and Qualified Persons for Pharmacovigilance (QPPVs) will be allowed to remain in the UK and will be allowed access to EU markets.

A total of 1,311 GP practices across the capital now use the Electronic Prescription Service, which sends patients’ prescription directly from their doctor’s surgery to their pharmacist.

The new opt-out system will presume adults to be organ donors unless they have specifically recorded their decision not to be.

Data reveals hospital sepsis deaths 'jump by a third'

The Dr Foster research unit at Imperial College has found that sepsis deaths have risen by more than a third in England's hospitals in two years.

Universal baby box schemes backed by RCM

The Royal College of Midwives is supporting the universal provision of baby boxes in the UK, which could reduce the risks associated with unsafe co-sleeping.

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