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NHS Confederation responds to Queen’s Speech

19.12.19: The Queen’s Speech was announced today outlining the NHS as a key focus area for this government, highlighting that for the first time, the NHS multi-year funding settlement will be enshrined in law. The workforce of the NHS, a c...

Royal College of Nursing responds to the General Election

13.12.19: The results of the 2019 General Election have been announced today (Dec 13) with a Conservative party majority. Responding to the results, Dame Donna Kinnair, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing has said pr...

Royal College of General Practitioners call for “urgent reform of tax system”

22.11.19: A statement released by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) criticises plans made earlier this week which outlined the policy for the NHS to pay senior clinicians tax bills to avoid winter understaffing. In the statement...

RCoA publish General Election manifesto calling for ‘21st century’ health service

20.11.19: The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) are calling on the next government to deliver a 21st century national health service. Their 2019 General Election manifesto outlined how the next UK government needs to address the critical issues f...

General Election manifesto launched by pharmaceutical industry

14.11.19: The Association of The British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has launched a General Election 2020 Manifesto for Medicine. ABPI employs over 63,000 people and invests £4.3bn in UK research and development, the result of which is 7,000...

‘Extensive’ health damage from climate change for world’s children

14.11.19: The Lancet has released a comprehensive yearly analysis called Countdown on Health and Climate Change, tracking progress across 41 key indicators in collaboration with 120 experts from 35 institutions including the World Health Organisation (WHO...

Possible drop in life expectancy due to social inequality according to The Health Foundation

14.11.19: The Health Foundation have released a report today (14 Nov) looking at mortality rates in the UK. The data, based on research carried out by the London School of Economics, shows that the UK is at risk of suffering a fall in life expectancy if s...

NHS Confed responds to Labour’s NHS election pledge

13.11.19: NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, has responded to Labour’s NHS election pledge. Ahead of the upcoming general election on Dec 12, Labour have announced their pledge to ‘save the NHS...

Mind urges government to tackle 175,000 cancelled child mental health appointments

12.11.19: Mental health charity, Mind, uncovered data yesterday (Mon 11) that revealed 175,000 appointments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were cancelled by the NHS in England. The charity insist that the next UK government mu...

Cannabis Patient Advocacy and Support Services launched in light of announcement

12.11.19: Following the announcement on Monday 11th of November that 1.4 million British adults use street cannabis to treat chronic medical conditions, a new patient advocacy organisation has been launched. The organisation will focus on support and...

RSPH launches Public Health Manifesto ahead of general election

12.11.19: The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), has written an open letter to all standing parties in the upcoming election, to protect public health and promote wellbeing. The letter outlines the most pressing public health issues that the RSP...

1.4 million British adults using ‘street cannabis’ to treat chronic health conditions

11.11.19: The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis has today (Nov 11th) welcomed the new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines relating to the prescribing of cannabis-based medicinal products for people with intractable nausea and vomiting...

Scottish Affairs Committee calls for 'radical change' in approach to drug use

07.11.19: The Scottish Affairs Committee have carried out a comprehensive inquiry into problematic drug use in Scotland, and published their report. The rise in drug deaths in Scotland has reached an all-time high of 1,187 deaths last year and the re...

Personal health budgets to be given to 100,000 more patients

31.10.19: The government have announced a change in law that means 100,000 more people are to be given personal health budgets. People who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have more choice and control over their own health and care....

RSPH responds to NAO investigation outlining decline in pre-school vaccinations

25.10.19: The National Audit Office (NAO) has published an investigative report on the decline of pre-school vaccinations. (Oct 24) The report comes after public concern was raised regarding NHS England not delivering the 95% performance standard, se...

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

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Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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

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Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

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Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
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