‘Red bags’ to be rolled out across England’s care homes

Innovative ‘red bags’ that help care home residents admitted to hospital be discharged quicker are being rolled out across the country.

GP communication more important than extended access

Patient experience of general practice is most influenced by the attention and communication they receive from their GP.

Photo credit: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

England’s chief inspector of hospitals has rated patient services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Involve people with dementia in all care decisions

New NICE recommendations put a particular emphasis on involving people with dementia in every decision about the care they receive.

Funding for 12 councils to explore social care innovation

NHS Digital and the LGA have chosen 12 councils to explore how technology and digital innovation could help shape the future of social care.

Paul Baumann to leave NHS England in November

After serving as Chief Financial Officer for NHS England for 11 years, Paul Baumann will step down in November.

Gosport scandal highlights fear of blame

Jeremy Hunt has said the Gosport War Memorial hospital scandal may have been preventable if whistleblowers had been encouraged to come forward.

Initiative to see patients 'prescribed' outdoor physical activity

A new initiative is to be launched that could see thousands of patients being 'prescribed' outdoor physical activity rather than medication.

Cases of cancer in elderly to rise considerably by 2035

The number of older people diagnosed with cancer every year could rise by up to 80 per cent to nearly a quarter of a million by 2035.

Wales first to work towards a fatigue charter

The Welsh NHS Confederation, BMA Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government will tackle the growing issue of sleep deprivation and fatigue amongst doctors.

£30m to help cut waiting times in Wales

The Welsh Government has made £30 million of extra funding available for health boards to reduce waiting lists across Wales.

Lord Darzi appointed to improve access to innovation

Former Health Minister Lord Ara Darzi has been appointed as chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative.

People central to effective estates strategies

A new report has stressed that any successful estates strategy within the NHS must focus and revolve around people.

NHS Health Check now includes dementia risk

Public Health England has announced its decision to add the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme.

£20bn boost for NHS announced by Prime Minister

Theresa May announced that the NHS in England will receive an extra £20 billion a year by 2023 as part of the expected 70th anniversary ‘present’.

Make most of cancer screening dashboard, GPs urged

NHS Digital is encouraging GPs to help to improve rates of cervical screening by making the most of an innovative online data tool.

NHS budget set to receive £6bn a year

Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to increase the NHS budget by up to £6 billion a year.

Waiting lists in England highest since 2007

The number of people waiting for a hospital operation in England is at its highest for more than a decade.

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