GP work appraisals improve patient care

Nine in 10 family doctors say their annual work appraisal has helped them to improve patients’ care.

Doctors to be supported to work in unpopular areas

HEE has outlined its commitment to supporting doctors in the transition from medical school into training and working as doctors.

NHS stroke specialists needs to triple to meet patient demand

An additional 226 full-time stroke consultants are required to meet the current needs of patients in the UK.

EMAS rated ‘Good’ overall by CQC

East Midlands Ambulance Service has announced that it has been rated as ‘Good’ overall by the CQC, and ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Financial rewards to stop smoking could save NHS billions

NOffering financial rewards to people trying to quit smoking could save the NHS billions of pounds a year and boost the economy.

Homeless people are denied basic health care

A new study has painted a shaming picture of neglect and discrimination shown towards the homeless when accessing UK health services.

CQC launches new technology resource

A resource looking at how providers have used new technologies to try and meet developing needs has been published by the CQC.

Continued investment in emergency mental health services

The NHS is delivering its pledge to offer support to patients who attend A&E suffering a mental health crisis.

Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the CQC ‘Good’ rating once again after a series of visits across the trust.

Winter pressures surfacing in summer months

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has faced its busiest day ever, prompting pressures normally seen in the winter to be deemed the norm all year round.

Procurement excellence for Midlands and Lancashire CSU

CIPS has awarded NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU standard level in the Procurement Excellence Programme (PEP).

Healthy lifestyle can offset genetic risk of dementia

New research has found that living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia.

Nurses take safe staffing message to Parliament

Nurses will discuss their experiences of delivering care in hospitals in England at an event in Parliament.

NHS negligence defence fees rise by eight per cent

The health service spent eight per cent more last year than the year before defending clinical negligence lawsuits.

NHS Scotland buys 189m single-use plastic cups

More than 189 million single-use plastic cups have been bought by the NHS in Scotland over the past five years.

Disabled patients increasingly charged to park

The number of NHS sites charging patients even though they have a blue badge has risen by almost a fifth in just three years.

Children with Type 2 diabetes rises by nearly half

The number of young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes has risen by nearly 50 per cent in just five years.

Student nursing applications continue to dip

Student nursing applications in England are much lower than three years ago, highlighting that funding reforms are failing to deliver.

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