The worst ever Ebola outbreak is causing enormous damage to West African economies as foreign businessmen quit the region, the African Development Bank said, while a leading medical charity branded the international response "entirely inadequate."
A survey carried out by Pulse has revealed that just under half of GPs would, if given the choice, opt out of the national Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) deal in favour of a contract negotiated locally with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
A new briefing published by the NHS Confederation's Mental Health network (MHN) says that health professionals in contact with women during pregnancy and early motherhood should be trained to identify and treat mental health problems.
The meningococcal B (MenB) will be introduced to the childhood vaccination programme, the Department of Health has announced. This follows independent advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).