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£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...

Extra £33.9bn a year by 2024 for the NHS

15.01.20: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, will today (January 15 2020) illustrate the NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill to Parliament. The bill will protect in law an extra £33bn every year by 2024 for the NHS to transform...

New implantable cardiac monitor being reviewed by NICE for NHS use

15.01.20: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines on a new implantable monitor that transmits data to doctors remotely, potentially preventing hundreds of strokes from occurring. The innovative moni...

New drug set for NHS approval could save up to 30,000 lives over 10 years

14.01.20: The government has announced the launch of a clinical trial for a new cholesterol treatment to be made available on the NHS. The heart disease drug has the potential to save up to 30,000 lives over the next decade thanks to a government col...

£5m fundraising boost for Re-Write cancer campaign

13.01.20: The University of Manchester has been awarded £5m from The Wolfson Foundation to fund the £20m gap in fundraising for the new world-class cancer centre which is under construction in Manchester. The Wolfson Foundation is an inde...

University research could help people quit smoking

13.01.20: A new study led by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed how neuroreceptors responsible for addiction, respond to nicotine. Nicotine is extremely addictive, making it hard to quit smoking and as a result, adding pressure on...

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...

App Ambassadors help to double NHS App users in three months

06.01.20: NHS Digital has today (Jan 6) published information outlining that the number of patients who use the NHS App has more than doubled in three months. In September 2019, when Chief Nurse Ruth May launched the ‘NHS App Ambassadors’...

£40m investment to diminish NHS staff login times

06.01.20: Announced today (Jan 4) by the government, slow login times for NHS staff set to be tackled by a £40 million. NHS staff currently have to log in to numerous computer programmes when tending to a patient, with each programme requiring...

‘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...

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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 exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated th... read more >

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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

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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 >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

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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Mike Farrar, Swim England - Last Word

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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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