Health Committee seeks clarity on Brexit transition

The Commons Health Committee has written to the Jeremy Hunt to stress the urgent need for clarity on the transitional period after Brexit.

Cancer Research UK invests £45 million in clinical trials

Cancer Research UK has announced that £45 million will be invested into its network of clinical trials units across the UK to test new treatments.

Norbury awarded Gloucestershire refurbishment contract

Horbury Property Services has been awarded a contract to provide repairs and refurbishment work to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Senior female doctors earning less than male colleagues

Senior NHS female doctors are earning less than their male counterparts, with only five women in the top 100 earning consultants in England.

All services ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ at Staffordshire trust

The CQC has found that all combined services at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust are ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

Sheffield’s innovative flu test speeding up diagnosis

Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is improving patient care through an innovative, rapid innovative flu test.

Rise in organ donations across the UK

With the NHS considering an opt-out donation scheme, data has shown that a record 170 organ donations took place across the UK in January.

Bristol trust begin to record patient data on mobiles

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has begun using mobile electronic devices to record patient observations.

NHS to offer alternative thyroid cancer treatments

New guidance from NICE has recommended three drugs, treating two types of thyroid cancer, to be made routinely available in the NHS.

Doctors' pay should increase in line with wider economy

The BMA has said that doctors' pay should at least be increased in line with the wider economy in order to tackle recruitment and retention issues.

Discount on Carillon healthcare contracts for Serco

Serco has cut nearly £20 million off of the price of 15 healthcare contracts it is taking over from failed contractor Carillion.

GMC to routinely accept new language competency test

The GMC will now routinely accept the Occupational English Test as proof of English language skills for overseas doctors who apply to work in the UK.

NHS faces falling off Brexit cliff-edge

The NHS risks falling over a cliff-edge in migration as a new report highlights the devastating impact of Brexit-related uncertainty.

Dr Simon Eccles appointed to drive tech improvements

Dr Simon Eccles has been appointed as the new Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care.

South West Yorkshire a Wi-Fi ‘fast follower’

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen to be an early adopter for NHS WiFi.

Admissions for eating disorders at six-year high

Latest NHS figures have shown that the number of people hospitalised for severe eating disorders has reached its highest level in six years.

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