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New motor neurone disease treatment shows encouraging results

13.07.20: A new drug targeting the genetic cause of a rare form of motor neurone disease (MND) has shown promise during early research trials, which are being supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Published in the New Englan... more >

PCN Network: Important people access primary care in way which suits them

10.07.20: Following the release of the findings from the latest GP Patient Survey, NHS Confederation’s PCN Network have stressed the importance of ensuring patients can access primary care offerings in a way which suits their individual needs. ... more >

NHS Test and Trace data shows 97.5% of tests returned the next day

10.07.20: As NHS Test and Trace have published the statistics for the fifth week of the service operating, demonstrating that 97.5% of in-person coronavirus tests were returned the day after the test was taken. The dataset for the week of June 2... more >

NHS SBS framework launched to help safe return of employees

09.07.20: A new procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to help facilitate the safe return of NHS and other public sector workers, assisting organisations in accessing technology which supports social distancing i... more >

CQC carrying out rapid reviews to prepare for future pressures

09.07.20: In an effort to help health and social care service providers best learn from the experience of responding to coronavirus around the UK, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is carrying out a series of rapid reviews into how providers are working c... more >

Three steps to accelerate the value of data in the NHS

09.07.20: Adam Mayer, Senior Manager at Qlik It’s no secret that the NHS has been under huge pressure over the last few months. The pandemic has also made us more acutely aware of the immense strain on the health service from long-term cha... more >

DAPA-HF trial lead researcher in webinar on pioneering findings

08.07.20: A “highly respected” professor whose research is expected to have a significant impact on future diabetes treatments will discuss his findings during an online webinar for DPC. Professor John McMurray led the DAPA-HF trial, whic... more >

HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

08.07.20: Health Education England (HEE) has announced it will invest £10m in funding to help support the growth of the clinical workforce, with the money going to expand the number of available placements for health and care courses. People st... more >

RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

08.07.20: A new report published by the Royal College of GPs calls for a permanent reduction in bureaucracy and red tape in the post-coronavirus period, allowing GPs to focus time and efforts to manage the aftermath of Covid-19 at a community level. ... more >

NHS Open Space preparing to return to normal service

08.07.20: As part of efforts to return to normal service post-lockdown, efforts are being made to make many NHS Open Space rooms available to book once again – with NHS Property Services (NHSPS) asking for feedback and plans from potential users to... more >

New £8.4m study launched into long-term impacts of Covid-19

07.07.20: The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have launched a major new research study into the long-term impacts of Covid-19 on hospitalised patients, with £8.4m of funding awarded to the research... more >

NHS Providers publish guide into NHS digital leadership

07.07.20: As part of efforts to help trust leaders build on the momentum achieved during the coronavirus pandemic and support NHS board lead their organisations forward in terms of digitisation, NHS Providers has published a new guide into NHS digital lea... more >

Office of Health Economics urges supercharged R&D investment

07.07.20: A new report by the Office for Health Economics (OHE) has warned that without immediate action from the Government to “supercharge” private and public sector investment into the pharmaceutical industry, the UK will struggle to mainta... more >

First patient receives blood plasma treatment at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT

06.07.20: As part of a major ongoing coronavirus clinical trial, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has given its first patient an experimental blood plasma treatment. The treatment, known as convalescent plasma, is being test... more >

NHS to launch online coronavirus rehabilitation service

06.07.20: Sir Simon Stevens has announced the launch of a new on-demand recovery service to support the tens of thousands of people who are suffering long-terms effects of coronavirus, delivered either online or over the phone by doctors, nurses and physi... more >

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Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental ... more >
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 hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >

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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few ... more >
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