Control of antibiotics undermining efforts to reduce spread of resistant bacteria

A study published in the journal BMC Medicine has warned that a focus on preventing the introduction of antibiotic resistant bacteria from perceived high risk hospitals may be undermining efforts to control their spread across England.

Cheap medicine found to prevent child birth deaths

Research published in the Lancet has highlighted a cost-effective drug which has been shown to stop women bleeding to death during childbirth.

Cancer Drugs Fund labelled ineffective

According to research published in the Annals of Oncology, The Cancer Drugs Fund in England was a ‘huge waste of money’ and may have caused patients to suffer unnecessarily from the side effects of the drugs.

Standardised cigarette packaging could reduce smokers

A group of experts behind the Cochrane review have concluded that plan cigarette packaging could lead to 300,000 fewer smokers in the UK over the next 12 months.

Travellers facing discrimination from NHS, committee warns

A report conducted by the Romani Cultural & Arts Company has warned that gypsies and travellers are facing discriminatory barriers to accessing healthcare in Wales.

Blood test detects cancer early

A research project on lung cancer has led to an ‘exciting’ discovery in which doctors claim to be able to spot cancer coming back up to a year befo

New £48 million emergency department opens

The new £48 million state of the art emergency department at Leicester Royal Infirmary has opened following two and a half years of work.

Hospitals charge nurses '£90 a month' for parking

UNISON has claimed that some hospitals are charging NHS staff ‘extortionate’ fees of nearly £100 a month to park.

Children units closing to new patients

The RCPCH has revealed that specialist children's wards are having to temporarily close due to severe staff shortages.

Research develops exam to spot glaucoma earlier

Researchers from University College London have developed a new eye exam which might detect glaucoma a decade before symptoms appear.

South Tyneside NHS Trust apologises for organ withholding

South Tyneside NHS Trust has offered its ‘sincere apologies’ to the relatives of people whose organs and tissue samples were kept without their families' knowledge.

Biobag successfully grows premature foetus’

A unique womb-like environment designed by paediatric researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has successfully mimicked the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give pre-term newborn lambs more time to develop their lungs and other organs.

Welsh councils and health boards in pay dispute

A legal dispute between councils and health boards in Wales over who should pay for nurses who deliver social care in residential homes has reached the Supreme Court.

Alcohol intake liked to heart arrhythmia

Research published in the European Heart Journal has shown that drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time could disrupt the rhythm of the heart.

Violence related injury treatment reduces by 10 per cent in UK

A survey conducted by Cardiff University has shown that injuries from violence in England and Wales fell ‘substantially’ in 2016.

HIV progress stunted by complex health system, report shows

A new report from The King’s Fund has outlined that the complexity of the health system in England is holding back progress in meeting the needs of people with HIV.


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