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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...

Kingston University students design innovative apps for the NHS

07.01.20: A health automation hackthon recently took place at Kingston University, bringing together 200 students, health professionals and technology enthusiasts to put forward new solutions using artificial intelligence that could help improve access to...

‘Game changing’ DNA testing to speed up infant diagnosis

03.01.20: A new form of DNA Testing for rare diseases and critically ill babies and children is being provided on the NHS as part of its Long Term Plan. The new technique, known as ‘whole exome sequencing’ aims to use world leading techno...

Artificial Intelligence breakthrough could save lives through screening

02.01.20: An international team of researchers has found a computer algorithm to be as effective at detecting breast cancer from x-rays as human radiologists. Researchers from Google Health, DeepMind, Imperial College London, the NHS and Northwestern...

New blood test found to match advanced breast cancer patients to specific treatments

13.12.19: A new way of identifying rare mutations in advanced cancer, which may enable patients to access effective treatments more quickly in the future, has been developed by Cancer Research UK scientists. As part of the plasmaMATCH clinical trial...

10,000 blood pressure tests rolled out by the British Heart Foundation

10.12.19: Funded by The British Heart Foundation, more than 10,000 people in Cheshire and Merseyside have had their blood pressure tested to raise health awareness. Across the region of Cheshire and Merseyside around 550,000 people are thought to hav...

Fracture prevention rates improved through collaboration

05.12.19: A partnership between the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and Newcastle and Gateshead CCG has resulted in significantly enhanced fracture prevention rates for the local population and significant...

Diabetes UK calls for better pre-pregnancy and antenatal support

05.12.19: Charity organisation, Diabetes UK, has revealed data from their latest audit highlighting that only one in eight women with diabetes have access to risk-reducing pregnancy preparations. The 2017/2018 National Pregnancy in Diabetes (NPID) au...

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First NHS trusts introduce NHS SBS’ The Edge4Health

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NHS mental health director demands urgent gambling action

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

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Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

16/01/2020Transforming services: We need a left shift not a left drift

Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treatment of patients from primary to secondary care and how the NHS People Plan can help achieve this. Throughout my (overlong) career in the NHS, the national policy on... 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 health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
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 >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

10/06/2019Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

07/12/2019Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

Mike Farrar Chairperson of Swim England Would you talk us through your previous roles within the NHS? I’ve held a number of ... more >
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

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

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

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

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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