Some mental health trusts screening all patients for radicalisation

New research has found that four NHS mental health trusts are subjecting all patients to blanket screening for radicalisation.

Ambulance delays causing ‘significant risk of harm’

Private letters to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have shown that patients face ‘significant risk of harm on a daily basis’.

SBS launches new workforce well-being agreement

NHS Shared Business Services has launched a new framework agreement to cover workforce well-being and occupation health in the health sector.

Elderly falls set to cause 1,000 admissions a day

The LGA has warned that the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling is set to rise to nearly 1,000 a day by the end of the decade.

Doctors to be asked about growing fatigue

The GMC has said that it will be asking doctors about their experiences of fatigue in the workplace as part of the 2018 national training survey.

Game changing stem cell transplant for MS patients

An annual conference has heard how a stem cell transplant could be a ‘game changer’ for many patients with multiple sclerosis.

Plans to recruit pharmacists into care homes

NHS England will deploy hundreds of pharmacists into care homes to help reduce overmedication and cut unnecessary hospital stays.

North Tees trust improves CQC rating

The CQC has rated the services provided by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as ‘Good’ overall, improving from ‘Requires Improvement’.

NHS accused of ‘creating drug addicts’

Nearly 24 million opioids were prescribed in 2017, fuelling what has been described as a system ‘creating drug addicts’.

New test for heavy menstrual bleeding

Updated NICE guidance has recommended the use of hysteroscopy for diagnosing and treating heavy menstrual bleeding, known as menorrhagia.

CMA clears Derby and Burton merger

The CMA gives support for merger between Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Strong leadership critical to mental health care

The CQC finds that strong, visible and listening leadership is vital in driving improvements in the quality of mental health hospital care.

Improved asthma and dementia care under new scheme

New NHS England figures have shown that most community pharmacies in England are now providing improved asthma and dementia care.

Public health funding risk in worst-hit areas

The BMA has warned that council-run public health is heading in the ‘wrong direction’ with funding ’significantly reduced’ over recent years.

Warning over superbug epidemic due to staff shortages

Antibiotic Research UK has warned that overcrowded NHS hospitals with too few nurses are increasing the risk of bacteria outbreaks.

Going ‘cold turkey’ least effective way to quite smoking

PHE has claimed that nearly 60 per cent of smokers still try to quit without using an aid and going ‘cold turkey’ despite this being the least effective way.

NHS shares successes of Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme

Over half of overweight patients who routinely attended sessions on the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme achieved an average weight loss of 3.3kgs.

More data needed for breast implant registry

NHS Digital have urged patients undergoing breast implant surgery to check that their details are recorded on the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry.


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The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

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