Additional resourcing of children’s health services urgently needed

The RCPCH has warned that children’s health services are facing a ‘daily struggle’ to meet standards of high quality, safe and consistent care.

Smarter NHS technology improving care

Hospitals are using smarter technology to halve the number of cardiac arrests, treat Sepsis patients faster and free up thousands of hours of for staff.

Extra £50 billion needed for NHS by 2030

The NHS will need £50 billion extra by 2030 to help cope with an increasing and ageing population and developing technology.

Health staff encouraged to sign up to disability pledge

NHS England wants more health professionals to sign up to a pledge to stop the overmedication of people with a learning disability or autism.

Preterm birth predicting app could reduce admissions

Research into a new app that can help predict if a woman is going to give birth prematurely could help reduce unnecessary hospital admissions.

Southend Trust rated as Requires Improvement

Following recent hospital inspections, the CQC has rated Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement.

More EU nurses leaving the UK

New figures have revealed that there has been a substantial increase in the number of EU nurses and midwives leaving the register.

Non-invasive prostate therapy recommended for NHS

A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, known as prostate artery embolisation, has been recommended for use by the NHS.

Majority of women at-risk of breast cancer decline drugs

Nearly nine out of 10 women at risk of developing breast cancer reject a preventative treatment that could cut the chances of it forming.

Lack of proper investment risks GP service collapse

The BMA has reiterated the need for proper funding for general practice, saying the service risks collapsing if current pressures are not addressed

Citizens’ Assembly  to consider best way to fund social care

The Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, commissioned by Parliament, will work together to consider the best way to fund adult social care.

Great opportunity to use technology in nursing

NHS Digital's Chief Nurse says there is a great opportunity to use technology to accelerate the contribution community nurses make to patient care.

EPR link has gone live in UK first

A project which links the EPR systems at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live.

NHS Bursary to continue in Wales

Vaughan Gething has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019.

New measures for children living with alcoholic parents

New plans to provide children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support has been announced by Jeremy Hunt.

Rise in sexual assaults on ambulance staff

The number of frontline ambulance staff being sexually assaulted at work has almost trebled in the last five years.

GP pilot success for e-traffic light system

A pilot system has proven successful in making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients.

IT and funding shortfalls threatens NHS Genomics

Digital infrastructure delays and reduced training budgets are holding back the deployment of the UK’s world-leading genomics capabilities in the NHS.


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