Newcastle health boss fired

Sir Leonard Fenwick has been fired for gross misconduct.

Mental health services ‘patchy’ says PM

Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are ‘patchy’ and vows to review them.

CQC rates CNWL as ‘good’

The Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Next stage of childhood obesity plan announced

Public Health England (PHE) announces plans to consider the evidence, set guidelines and closely monitor progress on calorie reduction.

Digital solutions contract for Bolton NHS FT

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has signed a £30 million contract for enhanced digital solutions to improve patient care and outcomes.

First electric fast response vehicle launched in Nottingham

East Midlands Ambulance Service has announced the trial of its first electric fast response vehicle in the service.

Hospitals to consider forming a single organisation

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust will meet to discuss the future of their partnership.

Number of people stopping smoking falls

The number of people who self-reported quitting smoking using NHS Stop Smoking Services has fallen for a fifth year in a row.

33 practices trial electronic consultation system

Practices across Hull and East Riding are trialling an digital consultation system that will enable patients to submit their symptoms to a GP electronically.

Older patients families struggle to complain about poor care

51 per cent of family members say it is difficult to complain about the hospital care or treatment of an older relative.

Third of GP trainees do not intend to work in NHS

Only two in three doctors currently completing their GP training plan to work in NHS general practice upon qualifying.

Improvement required for Lewisham NHS Trust

For the third time in three years, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has been instructed to improve patient care by the CQC.

Progress recognised at SaTH

The CQC has found a number of improvements at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

‘Concerning’ rise in Welsh NHS complaints

Wales' public services watchdog has warned that the ‘ongoing rise’ in complaints about the health service in Wales ‘is concerning’.

NHS Digital and Microsoft sign cyber security agreement

NHS Digital has signed a new agreement with Microsoft to detect cyber threats to outdated IT systems.

‘Worryingly low’ meningitis jab uptake

Nurses have warned that those who do not take up the offer to be vaccinated against meningitis are putting themselves at unnecessary risk.

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