STP staff costs diverting money from frontline

The BMA has revealed that STPs have created a vast cohort of jobs, taking millions of pounds out of the frontline NHS.

Free flu jab patients should be vaccinated

NICE is stressing that having a flu vaccination each year is the single best way of protecting against catching or spreading flu.

NHS staff one per cent pay cap ‘unsustainable’

Former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell has told Sky News that the current one per cent cap for NHS staff could harm patient care.

NHS concerned about winter pressures

A new report has revealed that NHS trusts in England are deeply concerned about their ability to respond to mounting pressures next winter.

UK's first MRI-led freezing procedure for prostate cancer

Southampton clinicians will be the first in the UK to treat prostate cancer using frozen needles guided by MRI.

Plymouth hospital projects improves child surgery

Plym Children’s Theatres have recently introduced the ‘Thirst Project’, aiming to improve the experience of children having surgery.

Rise in mental health patients placed in out-of-area beds

New figures have revealed that nearly 6,000 mental health patients had to be sent far out of their local area for treatment last year.

Patients at risk over undelivered NHS mail

The NAO has criticised NHS SBS after 709,000 pieces of medical correspondence were lost.

20 per cent decrease in UK heart disease deaths since indoor smoking ban

Deaths from heart disease and strokes caused by smoking have declined dramatically since indoor venues went smoke-free 10 years ago.

New sites to redesign mental health services and reduce out of area placements

NHS England has unveiled a new tranche of sites to test new approaches to delivering mental health services.

UK’s first artificial heart pump due to trial in 2018

The UK’s first heart pump is a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said.

Patients left ‘in chronic pain’ after using NHS hernia mesh

Mesh used by the NHS in England to repair hernias has left many patients in chronic pain, surgeons have said.

NHS is ‘running on fumes’, says BMA chief

Chief of the British Medical Association (BMA) has said that the NHS in England is ‘running on fumes’.

New mothers with mental health likely to go undiagnosed, report shows

A report from the charity National Childbirth Trust (NCT) has found that two in five new mothers with mental health problems go undiagnosed.

Roflumilast approved by NICE for routine NHS use

NICE has approved a treatment called roflumilast, also known as Daxas, to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

NHS England begins international search for world’s best healthcare innovations

NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens has begun a search for ground-breaking healthcare innovations to improve front-line patient care.

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