A briefing published by the NHS Confederation and Think Local Act Personal, has showcased innovative examples of how personal budgets are being implemented in mental health.

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute has predicted the odds of women developing breast cancer by analysing tiny errors in genes and have released findings that could eventually transform screening, preventive treatments and even HRT.

A survey produced by the British Medical Association (BMA) has revealed that nine out of ten GPs find the ten minute consultation standard currently in place inadequate for patient care.

GPs in Wales will administer vaccinations against meningitis B to all babies in the country following £7.7 million of funding announced by the Welsh government.

Council leaders have said that a proportion of VAT raised from the sales of sugar filled drinks should be channelled into health schemes attempting to tackle obesity.

Large parts of health board and council budgets are merging in an effort to change the way care is organised across Scotland, as the Public Bodies Act carries reforms to the NHS in the country.

Following the first round of recruitment, around 30 per cent of GP training places remain unfilled, leaving certain areas of the country with 65 per cent vacancy rates.

Two of the largest public service pension schemes in England and Wales are to be reformed, changing how pensions are calculated for those on the schemes.

New guidance encouraging mental health patients and service users  to register in order to vote in the upcoming general election has been launched by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Central and North West London NHS Trust.

A series of studies published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has examined the association between air pollution and health, determining that air pollution is linked to a higher risk of stroke.

Schools across the UK are to receive new advice to improve the understanding and teaching of mental health, in an attempt to tackle the stigma surrounding the subject in schools.

In an attempt to remove discrimination and prejudice around mental health, sports bodies are joining the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation.

The voluntary and community sector (VCS) grants, as announced by the Department for Education, will for the first time fund mental health services as an individual component in its £25 million funding injection.

A new Kings Fund report into Acute hospitals has detailed their achievements and outlines recommendations for government policy makers.

The extra £1.25 billion that will be spent on mental health services for children and new mothers, as announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, has been confirmed in Chancellor George Osborne's Budget address.

Two families who have been diagnosed with rare conditions as part of a project at Newcastle Hospitals and University, are to receive full, effective treatment following an analysis of their genomes.

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