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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 >

NHS and St John Ambulance to recruit thousands of ‘NHS Cadets’

06.07.20: As the NHS celebrated its 72nd birthday, the NHS and St John Ambulance are joining forces to recruit and train thousands of ‘NHS cadets’ in order to improve care for patients and offer a route into health service employment for up to... more >

NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03.07.20: 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 months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to th... more >

Government issues £16m funding to speed up life-saving diagnoses

03.07.20: Patients may be set to receive earlier and more accurate diagnoses for potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer and Crohn’s disease, following a new £16m funding package announced by Science Minister Amanda Solloway. ... more >

Telecoms deal benefits half a million NHS frontline workers

03.07.20: Almost 500,000 NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the coronavirus outbreak, following an agreement reached between the Government, NHS and telecommunications... more >

New £350m hospital in Wales could open ahead of schedule

02.07.20: Wales’ newest major hospital, the £350m Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, could be set to open as early as November, subject to approval by the Welsh Government. The 471-bed facility located in Llanfrechfa was first propose... more >

HEIW sets new framework to assist pharmacy technicians

02.07.20: A first-of-its-kind advanced practice framework, developed by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), has been launched to assist pharmacy technicians develop their career pathways. The framework sets out standards for the knowledge... more >

Pharmaceutical industry invested £381m into UK R&D collaborations

02.07.20: According to newly published data, the pharmaceutical industry invested more than £381m on R&D activities in the UK during 2019 – an increase from just over £377m in 2018. The data was published by Disclosure UK, a pub... more >

NHS Shared Business Services appoints new Managing Director

01.07.20: Erika Bannerman has been appointed as the new Managing Director of NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) following the departure of David Morris. Ms Bannerman joins NHS SBS following a successful career to date in senior leadership, having... more >

New Leeds cancer research centre appoints leaders

01.07.20: Two internationally-acclaimed researchers, Professor David Sebag-Montefiore and Professor John Ladbury, have been appointed to lead a major new interdisciplinary research centre which has been launched with the aim of putting Leeds at the forefr... more >

How NHS Property Services adapted to a new way of working

01.07.20: From May/June 2020 edition Trish Stephenson, Head of Facilities Management Strategy, NHS Property Services (NHSPS) We are facing unprecedented times, both as a health service and as a nation. Organisations, charities and healthcare wor... more >

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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

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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

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