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Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

21.09.20: Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care, NICE Around half a million people die in England each year. With an ageing population, the annual number of deaths is projected to increase. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic h...

New Lighthouse Labs established to boost testing capacity

17.09.20: Testing capacity is set to be significantly boosted through the creation of two new Lighthouse Labs in Newcastle and Bracknell. The announcement of the two new labs follows previous plans to also establish testing facilities in Newport and...

Need for tech to reduce medication error and improve patient safety

17.09.20: Words provided by Omnicell, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive Omnicell UK & Ireland, a leading provider of automated healthcare and medication adherence solutions, hosted a health summit on the eve of World Patient Safet...

UK-Japan trade agreement to bolster pharmaceutical industry

15.09.20: As part of a wide-reaching future trade deal struck between the UK Government and Japan last week, pharmaceutical companies from both countries will be able to largely continue to operate as normal come January 1, 2021. With the UK set to e...

Major NHS intensive care contract awarded for Wales

14.09.20: NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has awarded a major contract worth £13m to Ascom to develop and manage a national Critical Care Information System for Wales over a seven-year period, with an option to extend for a further three years...

Clinical study set to trial inhaled Covid-19 vaccines

14.09.20: A new clinical study, funded by UKRI and NIHR, has been launched to explore the effects of administering Covid-19 vaccines as inhaled airborne droplets rather than by injection into muscle – similar to how inhaled asthma medications are de...

Grant funding awarded for unique Nurse Innovation Fellow position

11.09.20: Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing to fund a unique Nursing Innovation Fellow position. A first role of its kind, the new Nursing Innovation Fellow role has been created...

National trial to investigative best treatment for childhood asthma

11.09.20: An innovative new £1.5m national clinical trial looking at finding the best treatment for childhood asthma has been funded by NIHR. Led by researchers from the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trus...

NHS capability for advanced therapy boosted by further investment

10.09.20: An additional £9.5m funding boost has been awarded by the UK Government into the Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (ATTC) network. Established in 2018 through funding from UKRI’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the ATTC netw...

Identification of Covid-19 risk groups to help guide treatment

10.09.20: Appropriate treatment pathways for coronavirus patients admitted to hospital are beginning to be refined after research data showed people were able to be divided into four distinct risk groups to better ensure the correct treatment was off...

UKRI backs new technology to support ageing with £12m funding

10.09.20: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has made a commitment to supporting new ways to help people remain independent, active and productive as they age, offering £12m of funding to help encourage and back promising innovations. The govern...

Genetic studies reveal what influences blood and blood diseases

07.09.20: New research from two large-scale genetic studies have managed to identity most of the genetic variation which influences medically important characteristics of blood cells, significantly increasing our understanding of blood and blood diseases....

IMechE: Cutting-edge healthcare will require more engineers

03.09.20: For the NHS to take maximum advantage of a huge influx of new, cutting-edge technology in the coming years, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has stressed the need for more engineers coming into the healthcare sector. Accordi...

Next generation testing technology backed by £500m funding package

03.09.20: The UK Government has committed a new £500m funding package to be invested into next generation testing technology and increased testing capacity. Announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, the new funding will allow for further larg...

Open letter to PM urging support to plug projected £310m shortfall

02.09.20: A collective of more than 30 top pharmaceutical and health tech companies have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging for financial support to safeguard medical research charities. Faced with a projected £310m sh...

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Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

21/09/2020Improving the quality of end of life care through better planning, support

Judith Richardson, Acting Director for Health and Social Care, NICE Around half a million people die in England each year. With an ageing population, the annual number of deaths is projected to increase. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the excess death rate. It is important that we identify effective, supporti... 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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Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

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As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Managing Director Roy Rowlands about the importance of raising aware... 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

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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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