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HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

19/07/2019HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

Health Education England (HEE) has confirmed that it will invest £2m in 2019/20 to boost the learning disability workforce, with an extra 230 registered nurses and 150 trainee nursing assoc... more >
Use of partial knee replacements could save NHS £30m a year

19/07/2019Use of partial knee replacements could save NHS £30m a year

Partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective, according to new research funded by NIHR. Results from the TOPKAT study (Total... more >
HSIB report focuses on technology to reduce radiology risks

19/07/2019HSIB report focuses on technology to reduce radiology risks

A report published today by HSIB has showcased where technology could play a pivotal role in reducing harm caused by failures in communication or follow-up of unexpected significant rad... more >
HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

19/07/2019HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

Health Education England (HEE) has confirmed ... more >
Use of partial knee replacements could save NHS £30m a year

19/07/2019Use of partial knee replacements could save NHS £30m a year

Partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good a... more >
HSIB report focuses on technology to reduce radiology risks

19/07/2019HSIB report focuses on technology to reduce radiology risks

A report published today by HSIB ha... more >
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HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

19/07/2019HEE announces £2m investment to increase learning disability workforce

Health Education England (HEE) has confirmed that it will invest £2m in 2019/20 to boost the learning disability workforce, with an extra 230 registered nurses and 150 trainee nursing assoc... more >
Use of partial knee replacements could save NHS £30m a year

19/07/2019Use of partial knee replacements could save NHS £30m a year

Partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective, according to new research funded by NIHR. Results from the TOPKAT study (Total... more >
HSIB report focuses on technology to reduce radiology risks

19/07/2019HSIB report focuses on technology to reduce radiology risks

A report published today by HSIB has showcased where technology could play a pivotal role in reducing harm caused by failures in communication or follow-up of unexpected significant rad... more >
Lyndon House respite service moving to new purpose-built complex

18/07/2019Lyndon House respite service moving to new purpose-built complex

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust is commissioning a new, purpose-built site to help support it’s children’s respite care service, currently based at Lyndon House i... more >
London surgeons launch charity to support separation of conjoined twins

18/07/2019London surgeons launch charity to support separation of conjoined twins

Two surgeons behind a life-changing separation of a set of craniopagus conjoined twins at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital have launched a new charity to support similar pioneerin... 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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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 >