IAPT programme witnesses 50 per cent recovery rate

NHS Digital has revealed that more than half of courses of treatment for anxiety and depression ended in a patient’s recovery last year.

One in five hospitals missing waiting-time targets

Nearly one in five local hospital services are consistently failing to hit any of their key waiting-time targets.

Public support growing for sugar and calorie reduction

A new survey has revealed that around nine in 10 people support the government working with the food industry to make food healthier.

Academics demand more NHS funding for north

The north of England deserves a greater portion of NHS funding to help it close the health gap between the region and the south, argues new report.

Over 65s urged to take flu vaccination

NHS England is urging people aged 65 and over to take advantage of the NHS’s biggest ever flu vaccination programme.

Healthtech Advisory board meet for first time

IT experts will come together at the first meeting of the Healthtech Advisory Board to help transform technology in the NHS.

Problem of noise pollution in hospitals worsening

New research has found that noise in hospitals is a worsening problem, with levels regularly exceeding international recommendations.

Radical measures can improve heart attack detection

Health staff should start checking people’s blood pressure at gyms and football stadiums in a bid to cut deaths from heart attacks and strokes.

Clinicians with leadership potential not being identified

The NHS should look at the reward of senior leadership roles if it wants to encourage more doctors into leadership positions.

Local systems must lead long-term plan

The NHS long-term plan to bring about ‘breakthrough’ in the development of local health and care systems, says new report.

Health Business Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 22 categories of the 2018 Health Business Awards have been announced.

Nine social care digitisation projects gain funding

NHS Digital and the LGA have awarded funding to nine social care digitisation projects to create social care of the future.

NHS England to overhaul cancer screening

Professor Sir Mike Richards is set to lead a major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes.

Staffing shortfall major risk to NHS long term plan

An increase in NHS staff shortages from over 100,000 to almost 250,000 by 2030, presenting a major risk to the NHS long term plan.

NHS regional plans not valuing medical tech

A new report from the Medical Technology Group warns that the NHS is in danger of missing an opportunity to harness the power of technology.

NHS mishap sees thousands miss screening appointments

Over 40,000 women in England have not received information regarding cervical cancer screening after a failure to send out letters by the NHS.

£2.4m refurbishment plan for special measures hospital

Kettering General Hospital has launched a £2.4 million refurbishment programme to improve care for A&E patients.

Dogs used at Birmingham hospital to speed recovery

A Pets in Hospital initiative has been launched across elderly care wards at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital to enhance patient recovery.


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