Three new medicines for use by NHS Scotland

The SMC has approved the use of three new medicines for use by NHS Scotland, including a new treatment for breast cancer.

‘Bloody stupid' to expect £4bn NHS funding

Jim Mackey has claimed that NHS leaders were ‘bloody stupid’ to expect £4 billion of government investment in last month’s Budget.

Incentivise mothers to breastfeed, study urges

A study has claimed that offering vouchers to new mothers can encourage them to breastfeed their babies.

Derby Council attempts to alleviate winter pressures on NHS

Derby City Council has approved plans to create additional bed spaces in a number of its care homes, in order to relieve winter pressures on the NHS.

Alder Play app to transform children’s care

A new Alder Play app has been launched at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to distract patients having procedures in hospital.

Weekend and evening GP access for Londoner’s

An extra 75,000 routine appointments will be available each month in London as part of a scheme to reduce pressures on A&E departments.

Opt-out organ donation plans launched

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to launch plans for an opt-out system of organ donation in England, moving to a system of ‘presumed consent’.

King’s College Hospitals in special measures

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been placed in special measures following serious concerns about the trust’s growing deficit.

Pay restraint has helped NHS recruit staff: Jeremy Hunt

Though challenging, pay restraint has allowed the NHS to recruit more staff, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Increased risk of heart attack due to cold weather

NHS England has warned that heart attacks increase almost immediately after a ‘cold snap’.

NHS needs more beds to fight winter breathing problems

A new report has argued that hospitals must provide more beds in the winter months to deal with the rising numbers of patients who struggle to breathe.

Lord Kerslake resigns over NHS funding

Sir Bob Kerslake has resigned as chairman of King's College Hospital as a result of the government’s unrealistic expectations for the NHS.

Exeter launches new academy to improve patient care

RD&E and DPT have won a national bid to set up a new academy in Devon to improve care for patients.

£12 million for Welsh health professionals training and education

The number of commissioned nurse training places available in Wales will increase by 10 per cent in 2018 to support education and training programmes for healthcare professionals.

New project can revolutionise sleep apnoea diagnosis

Papworth sleep experts have secured funding to develop a new, non-invasive, sleep apnoea measurement device that could transform diagnosis of the condition.

New paediatric app launched

A new paediatric app has been developed which provides advice and support to Ashford and St Peter’s families, parents and carers.