NHS needs reform, not just funding

The CPS has claimed that while calls for more NHS funding are necessary, it is imperative to properly examine how that funding is spent.

£15 million local mental health fund boost

The Beyond Places of Safety fund will fund clinics and other community services designed to prevent people from reaching crisis point.

Pressures on practices causing GPs to stop routine bookings

A Pulse survey has found that one in six GPs have had to limit appointments to ‘emergency’ patients only at some point in the last year.

NHS to ‘supercharge’ integration through joined up care

Four more areas have been given more control to improve their local services and join up NHS and social care work in their region.

System wide action needed to better manage A&E demand

The CQC says new ways of collaborating across the whole health and social care system are needed now to ensure that next winter is different.

Tax increase needed to deter ‘NHS misery’

The Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health Foundation have reported that taxes are going to have to rise to pay for the NHS.

Public campaign needed to tackle loneliness

The Royal College of GPs says that a national public campaign is needed to raise awareness of loneliness and social isolation across society.

London Ambulance Service taken out of special measures

London Ambulance Service has been taken out of special measures and has been rated as ‘good’ overall for its services.

New partnerships to speed up and improve care

New partnerships will be introduced to provide health and care staff with better and faster access to information about the person in their care.

Emergency admissions increase by almost half in a decade

The Health Foundation has argued that the number of patients admitted urgently to hospital has increased by 42 per cent.

NHS community services promises falling flat

NHS Providers has said that promises to bring more patient care closer to home by prioritising NHS community services have fallen flat.

£30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The government has announced that it will be committing over £30 million of funding to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Local gov ahead of NHS in visitor journey management

NHS trusts are falling behind local government in implementing journey management strategies to reduce waiting times for visitors.

NHS patients endured the worst winter on record

NHS patients endured the worst winter on record last year, highlighting a health system that is struggling to cope with demand.

UCLH to harness the power of data science and AI

University College London Hospitals is embarking on a data science programme to make services safer, quicker and more efficient.

Bristol NHS security staff to wear video cameras

Security staff at North Bristol NHS Trust will now be wearing body worn video cameras in a bid to cut down on violence and aggression.

PM to urge use of AI in cancer fight

Theresa May will use an upcoming speech to argue that the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases in the UK can be transformed by using AI.

One in three GPs too stressed to cope

RCGP Wales has reported that nearly one in three GPs are so stressed they feel they cannot cope at least once a week.

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