New digital health records for Welsh hospital

The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend is now offering a growing number of its outpatients access to their personal online health record.

Young people being treated for type 2 diabetes rising

The number of children and young people being treated for type 2 diabetes has risen from 507 to 715 in four years.

Major trauma centres saved 1,600 additional patients

The NHS in England has saved an extra 1,600 patients with severe injuries since major trauma centres were established in 2012.

Plea for applicants for learning disability nursing

The Royal College of Nursing is urging for urgent investment to attract more applicants into learning disability nursing.

Average GP working less than three-and-a-half days a week

New research has revealed that the average GP is now working less than three-an-a-half days a week.

Two digital pilots helping patients improve their health

Evaluations of two digital pathfinder projects have highlighted the benefits of enabling patients to help them better manage conditions.

The government is missing an opportunity with e-cigarettes

MPs have claimed that legislation surrounding the use of e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely accepted in society.

Midland Metropolitan Hospital to open in 2022

The Midland Metropolitan Hospital is set to open in 2022 after the government and local NHS agreed to finish construction work.

New drug treatment could cut liver transplants

Scientists have argued that a new treatment for sudden liver failure could prvent the need for liver transplants.

Study raises questions over opt-out register

A new study has suggested that an opt-out organ donation register in England may not increase donation figures as some expect.

Cancer diagnosis path affects treatment options

PHE has released new data which shows that the way that cancer patients are diagnosed may affect their treatment options.

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

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