NHS urged to consider electric or hybrid

NHS organisations have been encouraged to consider replacing high polluting vehicles with low-emission ones.

Proposed shake up for A&E appointments

Patients could have to start booking appointments in A&E units under proposed changes to NHS targets currently being considered by NHS chiefs.

Further drop in nursing students beginning training

The number of students starting nursing courses in England for 2018-2019 has dropped by more than 500 places.

New funding for social care information sharing

£1.4 million will help demonstrate how digital information sharing can improve care and support for people needing social care services.

Digital appointment comms for Lincolnshire’s hospitals

New technology is being introduced in Lincolnshire’s hospitals that will allow patients to receive appointment letters via text.

NHS England promoting careers in the NHS

Marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Yvonne Coghill is visiting a London college to help promote careers in the NHS.

Stoptober campaign gears up with support advice

PHE is encouraging people to join in the Stoptober campaign to quit smoking, but advises that the right support is essential.

Career change nurses can take up clinical roles

A new pan-London campaign is aiming to attract nurses and midwives into clinical research roles to reduce the number leaving the profession.

Patients sent hundreds of miles for mental health care

The Labour Party says adults needing inpatient mental health treatment are being sent hundreds of miles away from home for care.

Pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia

A new study has said that air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia.

Occupied vehicles to be sent to new calls

East of England Ambulance Services Trust is planning to send ambulances already occupied by patients to new emergencies.

Cancer Research UK launches London biotherapeutics powerhouse

Cancer Research UK has revealed that the city of London will be transformed into a world leading hub for cancer biotherapeutics.

2,000 mental health staff quitting per month

Thousands of nurses, therapists and psychiatrists are quitting NHS mental health services, despite plans to expand the workforce.

New melanoma treatment to be free on NHS

Hundreds of patients with a type of aggressive skin cancer will be offered a targeted therapy on the NHS in England and Wales.

‘Axe the Fax’ pledge for Leeds Teaching Hospital

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust has launched an ‘Axe the Fax’ campaign to remove 95 per cent of the machines by 1 January 2019.

More than three million Brits now vaping

Action on Smoking and Health has revealed that the number of people vaping in Great Britain has topped three million for the first time.

A&E attendances rise by quarter in last 10 years

There were 23.8 million attendances to A&E departments in England last year, marking a 22 per cent increase since 2008-09.

New smartphone app implemented at IoW Trust

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has implemented a new smartphone based app to improve communications efficiency.

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