NHS organisations opportunity to learn with Local Growth Academy

New modules encouraging NHS organisations to learn from and collaborate with universities and local authorities will take place later this year.

One in 15 women need surgery to remove vaginal mesh implants

Thousands of women have had surgery to have vaginal mesh implants removed in the past decade, NHS figures obtained by the Guardian show.

Over 200 patients in England infected by Japanese fungus

As of July, 20 separate NHS trusts and independent hospitals in the UK had detected Candida auris.

Nine in 10 largest NHS hospitals short of nurses

More than nine in 10 of England’s 50 largest NHS hospital trusts are not staffed with nurses to the planned levels, analysis by the RCN shows.

RCM launches ‘Fair Pay Overdue’ campaign

The RCM has launched its ‘Fair Pay Overdue’ campaign which calls on the government to end pay restraint in the NHS.

GPs unfamiliar with national physical activity guidelines

The majority of doctors in England are unfamiliar with recommended levels of physical activity, a new report has revealed.

Wide disparities found in NHS waiting times and referral rates

Waiting times and access to treatments on the NHS dramatically vary across England, a new report has found.

Health inequality gap 'still growing'

The health gap between rich and poor is ‘still growing’ in England, according to figures gathered by the Department of Health.

30,000 more ambulance call-outs for mental health patients in 2016-17

The number of ambulance call-outs for people experiencing a mental health crisis in England has soared by 23 per cent from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

Four NHS organisations in England have received the highest honour of achievement in the scheme for demonstrating outstanding support to the Armed Forces community.

Four NHS organisations have received gold in the scheme for demonstrating outstanding support to the Armed Forces community.

Scots NHS introduce HPV test for cervical cancer

Scotland’s NHS is to introduce a more accurate test for cervical cancer which could help speed up treatment for patients.

Derby’s ‘The Keep’ Emotional Health and Well-being Service fully operational

Derby’s ‘The Keep’ Emotional Health and Well-being Service for children and young people is now fully operational after opening in April.

Improvements made at Hertfordshire GP practice

England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice has welcomed improvements in the services provided by Whitwell Surgery.

Sittingbourne GP practice put in special measures

England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice has placed Iwade Health Centre into special measures following an inspection by CQC in June.

Government dilutes out-of-area beds pledge

The government has been accused of ‘smoke and mirrors’ after changing the definition of out-of-area beds for vulnerable children with mental health.

Experts warn that shortage of doctors and midwives is putting lives at risk

Childbirth experts have warned that lives are being put at risk because of shortages of doctors and midwives in maternity units.

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