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DHSC doing ‘everything it can’ to secure access to medicines

25.03.20: As the UK continues to battle against the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, there continues to be a real need to ensure that medicines supply chains are maintained to their most efficient levels possible. Continued access to safe and effective...

NPA Chief Executive: Praise for pharmacists welcomed

25.03.20: After Health Secretary Matt Hancock made a point of publicly thanking “those who usually don’t get mentioned, including pharmacists” the Chief Executive of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), Mark Lyonette, welcomed the pr...

Health Secretary unveils NHS Nightingale field hospital in London

25.03.20: East London’s ExCeL Centre is set to be turned into a makeshift NHS field hospital, dubbed NHS Nightingale, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according the Health Secretary Matt Hancock. The exhibition space, which is more accust...

NHS England to undertake CCG powers to support coronavirus efforts

24.03.20: Following the publication of a national directive by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England has been legally directed to take on extensive powers typically held by clinical commissioning groups to support efforts in tackling the o...

Projects awarded £10.5m to boost Covid-19 vaccine research

23.03.20: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has began funding the first round of six new projects to the tune of £10.5m, as the UK government looks to speed up testing of a vaccine, development of new therapies and improving our understanding of how...

Armed Forces to help deliver PPE to frontline NHS staff

23.03.20: Concerns over shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline NHS staff are looking to be alleviated as the Armed Forces will begin assisting in delivering the vital preventative equipment to health workers battling the coronaviru...

How to help patients manage the psychology of chronic conditions

20.03.20: Indie Dhariwal, Wellbeing Facilitator at Living Well Taking Control Living with a chronic condition puts huge pressure on both the body and mind. Not only can it prevent patients from doing activities they used to enjoy, but in many ca...

Royal Pharmaceutical Society welcomes NHS England plans

18.03.20: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has responded to NHS England’s letter sent out to hospitals and healthcare institutions, outlining further support for primary care workers such as pharmacists. Chair of the RPS in Engl...

Up to 30,000 beds to be freed up as non-urgent operations postponed

17.03.20: All non-urgent operations in England are set to be postponed from April 15, 2020 in an effort to free up 30,000 beds to help tackle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to NHS England. The emergency policy will be in place for at lea...

Pharmacy leaders appeal to help them maintain vital supplies

17.03.20: UK pharmacy leaders have issued a collective open letter to the public, asking them to act in the interests of the whole community in order to help pharmacies maintain vital services including medicines supply in light of the ongoing coronavirus...

NHS Confederation: Shielding the NHS is a priority

17.03.20: Following strict guidance relating to the coronavirus outbreak being introduced by the Prime Minister, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, Niall Dickson, has called for us to protect our national healthcare service. As Mr Dickson expl...

CQC to stop routine inspections to support coronavirus care delivery

16.03.20: From March 16, 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced it will be stopping routine inspections and instead focusing on supporting providers to deliver safe care during the coronavirus outbreak. Throughout the ongoing Covid-19...

HIV drug PrEP to be available across England after £16m funding

16.03.20: Local authorities are set to receive £16m in government funding in 2020 to 2021 to deliver preventative HIV treatment drug PrEP to patients. The Department of Health and Social Care funding will ensure anyone at a high risk of contrac...

NHS unveils measures to assist people finding trusted health information online

11.03.20: The NHS has unveiled a new package of measures to help assist people finding trusted health information online. Working alongside Google to provide the new developments, it will ensure the UK public have easy access to NHS information about...

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS sets out £129m Five Year Plan

10.03.20: Outlining its plans to significant invest and improve healthcare for local people over the next five years, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS) aims to help 1.5 million people become healthier in 2020. As part of the So...

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How to help patients manage the psychology of chronic conditions

20/03/2020How to help patients manage the psychology of chronic conditions

Indie Dhariwal, Wellbeing Facilitator at Living Well Taking Control Living with a chronic condition puts huge pressure on both the body and mind. Not only can it prevent patients from doing activities they used to enjoy, but in many cases, patients suffer psychological distress. Considering how difficult and disabling chronic conditi... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

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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 >
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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 >
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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 >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >

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