Active ageing pilot cuts calls and visits for London Ambulance

A seven month pilot has helped cut emergency calls and visits to A&E amongst frequent fallers in two London boroughs.

New information standard for digital maternity records

A new standard has been published to support the introduction of digital maternity records and promote consistency across the service.

New research centre for advances in diabetes treatment

A centre for research to develop a new generation of medicines that will improve the lives of people living with diabetes has opened in Oxford.

NHS staff shortage situation a ‘national emergency’

Official figures have revealed that the shortage of NHS staff in England has started worsening again, with one in 11 posts currently vacant.

New flu vaccine for over 65s available this winter

A more effective flu vaccine is available this winter for those aged 65 and over, which should reduce the burden on the NHS.

Long term NHS plans should be ‘firmly grounded’

A new briefing has said that the forthcoming NHS long term plan must be firmly grounded in the reality of where the NHS is currently at.

More support needed for youth mental health ‘black hole'

YoungMinds has reported that three out of four parents say their children's mental health deteriorated while waiting for NHS support.

NHS must adapt to changing health demands

The Health Profile for England report has stated that the NHS must quickly adapt to the changing health demands facing the nation.

Health and care staff encouraged to share views

The Health Secretary is launching ‘TalkHealthandCare’ to give health and care staff in England a voice in the day-to-day creation of policy.

Soaring levels of NHS land earmarked for private sale

Research has suggested that the concerning amount of health service land being earmarked for sale to private developers is soaring.

‘Check before you tick’ advice for free prescriptions

NHS England and the NHSBSA have launched a nationwide campaign to help people understand their eligibility for free prescriptions.

Hancock backs policy of social prescribing

Matt Hancock says doctors and nurses should support a dramatic expansion of ‘social prescribing’.

£145 million to prepare for winter demand

The government has announced a £145 million funding pot to help NHS trusts across the country ahead of winter to improve emergency care.

NHS long-term plan must prioritise prevention

Public Health England has claimed that the NHS must prioritise the prevention of smoking, CVD and obesity in the new long-term plan.

Serious surgeries being cancelled on the day

A significant number of patients requiring serious surgery are having operations postponed on the day it has been planned for.

UKRI announces eight new Mental Health Networks

UK Research and Innovation has announced the creation of eight new Mental Health Networks to address important mental health research questions.

Hancock pledges funds for health technology

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the five areas that will trial the new NHS app from next month.

All trusts now switched over to e-Referral Service

All acute hospital trusts have made the move to sending and receiving all first outpatient appointments through the NHS e-RS.

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