Young obesity levels rise ten-fold in last four decades

New research has claimed that obesity levels among children and teenagers have risen ten-fold in the last four decades.

Trust launches No Delays in 7 Days initiative

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation has launched its No Delays in 7 Days initiative to eliminate delays and positively impact patient care.

Pay cap on NHS staff to be lifted

Jeremy Hunt has said the cap on NHS staff pay will be scrapped but fell short of saying whether extra funding would be allocated to the NHS to cover the cost.

GPs should be on list of shortage occupations

The RCGP has urged for GPs to be added to the UK’s list of shortage occupations, to ease overseas doctors being recruited in the UK.

Better specialist community care to lower admissions

Local authorities and NHS bodies should provide specialist community care for people with learning disabilities.

£15m to train one million in mental health first aid

The government has announced a new £15 million programme to train one million people in basic mental health first aid skills.

Hospital trials wireless environmental sensors

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will launch the first pilot of wireless environmental sensors.

Post-miscarriage care lacks consistency

A new report has suggested that more needs to be done to help women who have experienced a miscarriage dispose of pregnancy remains.

£500,000 for mental health in Scotland

The Scottish government has announced £500,000 of extra funding for mental health services.

‘Precarious’ outlook for NHS, says regulator

The Care Quality Commission’s new State of Care report has warned that the NHS is facing a ‘precarious’ future.

PRU service to ease pressure on London’s hospitals

London’s Air Ambulance, London Ambulance Service and Barts Health NHS Trust have remodelled their Physician Response Unit service.

EPS saves £130 million over three years

NHS Digital has revealed that the electronic prescription service has managed to save the NHS £130 million over the last three years.

Funding key to social care sustainability

A new report has said that the governments’ failure to properly fund social care is leaving millions of people at risk of losing vital support.

25 per cent increase in mental health staff assaults

There were more than 42,000 reported attacks on mental health staff in 2016-17, 25 per cent higher than four years previously.

Patient safety fears causing excess worry for GPs

The RCGP has warned that overworked GPs are losing sleep because they are so anxious that they have put patients’ safety at risk.

Homeless addicts admitted to hospital increases

Over 21,000 homeless people have been admitted to hospital with drink and drug addictions over the past three years.


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