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HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

17/07/2019HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

Health Education England (HEE) has outlined its commitment to supporting doctors in the transition from medical school into training and working as doctors within the NHS. The commitments we... more >
NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

17/07/2019NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with advanced breast cancer, meaning it will now be an ... more >
East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

17/07/2019East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection of its service. CQC carried out its insp... more >
HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

17/07/2019HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

Health Education England (HEE) has outlined i... more >
NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

17/07/2019NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

The National Institute for Health and Care Ex... more >
East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

17/07/2019East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has aw... more >
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HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

17/07/2019HEE pledges greater support for doctors’ medical school transition

Health Education England (HEE) has outlined its commitment to supporting doctors in the transition from medical school into training and working as doctors within the NHS. The commitments we... more >
NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

17/07/2019NICE approves breast cancer drug combination on Cancer Drugs Fund

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with advanced breast cancer, meaning it will now be an ... more >
East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

17/07/2019East Midlands Ambulance Service earns ‘Good’ rating from CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust a ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection of its service. CQC carried out its insp... more >
NHS Providers welcome continued investment in emergency mental health services

16/07/2019NHS Providers welcome continued investment in emergency mental health services

NHS Providers has welcomed the announcement that specialist mental health crisis teams now operate in every major A&E department nationally, praising the continued investment into emergency m... more >
Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion by CQC

16/07/2019Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has praised the ‘kindness and compassion’ shown by staff at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as it was awarded a ‘Good&rsqu... more >

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Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

11/07/2019Urology nurses are leading the way in adoption of prostate cancer biopsy technique

Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner for South East London Accountable Cancer Network, outlines an opportunity for urology nurses to make a difference to prostate cancer pathways. What is TRexit and why is it great news for prostate cancer patients all over the country? Let me ... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hi... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

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Nurses have been named as the most under-appr... more >
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Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >