NHS to provide diabetes glucose monitors for patients

NHS England announces that wearable glucose monitors will be made available to tens of thousands more people with type 1 diabetes from April 2019.

£2.3bn ‘cost shock’ for NHS in no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit would deliver a ‘cost shock’ to the NHS, likely to be in the region of £2.3 billion in extra annual costs by the end of 2019-20.

Conflict wound research centre opens

The first specialist wound research centre has been officially opened at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Hancock targets fax machine transformation in speech

Matt Hancock has said tackling the world’s largest collection of fax machines will help determine his success as Health Secretary.

Multiple health conditions biggest challenge facing NHS

Meeting the needs of the increasing number of patients with multiple health conditions will be one of the biggest challenges facing the NHS.

Welsh GPs concerned over patient care this winter

Welsh GPs are concerned that pressures on the health service will negatively affect their ability to deliver patient care this winter.

Patient meals under threat from no-deal Brexit

The Department of Health and Social Care has written to all NHS trusts warning that hospital food is at risk from a no-deal Brexit.

Self Care Week targets 22 million people

With Self Care Week launching, more than 22 million people are being targeted to better look after their own health.

Specialist support for veterans across whole of NHS

NHS leaders have pledged to make specialist health support for veterans available in every part of the health service across the country.

Instant messaging services ‘vital’ during crisis

New NHS guidance will help doctors, nurses and other health staff use instant messaging safely to co-ordinate patients’ care during emergencies.

Plans for discharge dates within 24 hours for Lancashire

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will discharge patients within just 24 hours of being admitted under a new scheme.

Ambulance trust remains in special measures

The CQC has welcomed improvements at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, but leaves the trust in special measures.

Outpatient care is no longer fit for purpose

A new approach to outpatient care is needed if it is to meet growing demand and reduce disruption to patients’ lives.

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS £1bn

New figures have revealed that prescriptions for diabetes in England are now costing the NHS more than £1 billion a year.

Cancer treatment wait statistics continue to worsen

New figures have suggested that the NHS is on course for its worst annual cancer waiting statistics on record.

Number of NHS psychiatrists treating children falling

NHS workforce statistics have revealed a decline in the number of NHS psychiatrists treating troubled children and young people.

New genomics laboratory hub for the North East

Genetic testing for people in Yorkshire and the North East is to benefit from a new genomics laboratory hub for the region.

Numbers of nurses registering for the first time falling

Figures showing an increase in nurses and midwives registering to work in the UK are masking 'severe workforce instability’.

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