Prolonged sitting or lying down could cost NHS £700m per year

New research has found theat prolonged sedentary behaviour, where people are sitting or lying down for long periods during the day, could be the cause of almost 70,000 deaths

Professor Jonathan Warren named as new NSFT chief executive

Professor Warren has more than 35 years’ experience in clinical and operational leadership in healthcare

ICR research says triple combination drugs could help bowel cancer resistance

The multi-drug approach, similar to that used to treat HIV and tuberculosis, was effective in early trials at stopping cells from evolving to develop resistance.

RCN welcomes Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice

Department of Health's Clinical Negligence Scheme will automatically provide cover to nursing staff working in NHS GP services in England.

Tuberculosis at lowest levels since 1960, reports PHE

Dr Sarah Anderson: "However, TB still affects nearly 5,000 people a year in the UK and many people are simply unaware of the symptoms and impact of the disease."

ELFT to use 100 per cent renewable energy by April 1st

Wind, solar and wave-generated electricity will now power the Trust as part of its pledge to reduce its carbon footprint

NAO: Significant investment required to improve NHS waiting times

NAO: “Constraints on capacity, including lack of finance, staff and beds, is linked with the decline in waiting times performance.”

NHS Workforce: £900m per year needed to address nursing and GP shortages, says report

Closing the Gap report focusses nursing and general practice, where the workforce problems are "particularly severe".

NHS England to bring Cervical Screening admin back in house

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said he is not satisfied with how Capita has run the programme

Open culture needed to learn from deaths says CQC report

Failure to fully embrace an open, learning culture in order to learn from patient deaths may be holding NHS trusts back from making required changes, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Chief Medical Officer calls for robust trials of medicinal cannabis

Prof Dame Sally Davies calls for industry to play a leading role in funding trials

BMA Scotland raises infection control concerns

Union warns that a lack of resources aggravates the risk of hospital infections

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust parts company with chief executive

Antek Lejk is to leave the mental health trust, which was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for a third time in November.

Britain’s first LGBT+ health adviser has backed calls to roll out HIV prevention pill PrEP nationwide, arguing it would save the NHS a significant amount of money.

Britain’s first LGBT+ health adviser has backed calls to roll out HIV prevention pill PrEP nationwide, arguing it would save the NHS a significant amount of money.

PAC report shows 38 per cent of NHS bodies failing to safeguard value for money

The PAC report says that some local bodies are also not putting enough information in the public domain about their performance, including reports from their external auditors.

From 2020, adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they choose to opt out or are excluded

Any clinician can lead a Primary Care Network, says NHS England

Dr Nikita Kanani: "They’re remunerated at general practice level but they could be led anybody who is right clinically."

The report urges local authorities to boost investment in clean public transport, as well as foot and cycle paths to improve health.


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