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Health Foundation responds to NHS England’s January performance

14.02.20: Following the publication of NHS England’s January performance statistics, the Health Foundation has issued a firm but fair evaluation of the data. Senior Policy Fellow at the Health Foundation, Tim Gardner, said: “Today's figur...

Emergency crews and patients to benefit from new POD facility

04.02.20: Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has introduced a new POD facility to reduce waiting times for patients who arrive by ambulance. The POD (Patient Offload Department) has been installed outside the Royal Gwent Hospital’s Emergency De...

Cardiac arrests survival rates reach all time high

30.01.20: Figures published today (Jan 30) by London Ambulance Service show people surviving a cardiac arrest that happens outside of hospital has reached its highest level of 10.8 per cent, twice the rate it was a decade ago. Additionally, when a Pu...

Protective cells could diminish risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers

30.01.20: Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have found protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and UCL have found tha...

Funding announced for more Changing Places toilets in NHS hospitals

24.01.20: A total of £500,000 has been made available to 10 trusts across England today to start work on 16 new facilities, with an additional £1.5 million available to bid for. Thousands of severely disabled people will benefit from the...

New £8m ambulance station announced in Cardiff

23.01.20: A new multi-million-pound ambulance station for Cardiff was announced yesterday (Jan 22) to boost productivity among Welsh Ambulance Services. The Welsh government has committed to an £8m investment into a new, cutting edge facility i...

Barts Health NHS Trust to regenerate New Whipps Cross Hospital

20.01.20: A new, modern hospital at Whipps Cross will have the same range of acute services as it does now but will provide them faster and in more convenient ways for patients. Clinicians at Barts Health and its partners have made it clear that a ne...

Hospice receives Outstanding CQC rating

16.01.20: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Outstanding ratings to St Giles Hospice in Walsall and Whittington. The CQC, an independent regulator of health and social care services in England, has recently introduced a new regime holding...

£2.4m awarded to fund new research into stillbirths

15.01.20: A group of Researchers have been awarded over £2.4m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate the leading cause of stillbirths. Fetal growth restriction (FGR), caused by problems with blood flow through the p...

How HCPs can tackle the gender health gap

13.01.20: Zaytun Ratansi, health facilitator at Living Well Taking Control, outlines ways that health care professionals (HCPs) to shorten the gender gap in healthcare. Access to healthcare is not equal amongst the different groups within society. Th...

NICE impact report says better public awareness of lung cancer could save countless lives

13.01.20: Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and health and social care director for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), discusses the latest impact report on lung cancer care. Lung cancer is the leading cause of...

University study could improve brain tumour precision medicine

09.01.20: The University of Bristol has today (Jan 9) revealed new research on brain tumours that could improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine approach. The Brain Tumour Research Centre at the University of Br...

New study shows diabetes drug could prevent recurrent miscarriage

09.01.20: A pilot clinical trial led by the University of Warwick has found that an existing diabetes drug could be repurposed to prevent miscarriage. A first-of-its-kind treatment to prevent recurrent miscarriage, by targeting the lining of the womb...

British Heart Foundation study shows marathon runners can expect a drop in blood pressure

09.01.20: Barts Health NHS Trust and University College London BHF researchers measured people’s central blood pressure and stiffness of the main artery before and after six months of training for the London Marathon. Over the course of the stu...

Health Foundation launches new collaborative communities programme

08.01.20: The Health Foundation has announced a new £2.1m programme for developing partnerships within communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to develop health care. The programme titled the...

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This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital e... read more >

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

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

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Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

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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 >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

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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 >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

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A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >

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