NHS to offer alternative thyroid cancer treatments

New guidance from NICE has recommended three drugs, treating two types of thyroid cancer, to be made routinely available in the NHS.

Doctors' pay should increase in line with wider economy

The BMA has said that doctors' pay should at least be increased in line with the wider economy in order to tackle recruitment and retention issues.

Discount on Carillon healthcare contracts for Serco

Serco has cut nearly £20 million off of the price of 15 healthcare contracts it is taking over from failed contractor Carillion.

GMC to routinely accept new language competency test

The GMC will now routinely accept the Occupational English Test as proof of English language skills for overseas doctors who apply to work in the UK.

NHS faces falling off Brexit cliff-edge

The NHS risks falling over a cliff-edge in migration as a new report highlights the devastating impact of Brexit-related uncertainty.

Dr Simon Eccles appointed to drive tech improvements

Dr Simon Eccles has been appointed as the new Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care.

South West Yorkshire a Wi-Fi ‘fast follower’

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen to be an early adopter for NHS WiFi.

Admissions for eating disorders at six-year high

Latest NHS figures have shown that the number of people hospitalised for severe eating disorders has reached its highest level in six years.

Carillion-hit maintenance workers ‘snubbed’ in Liverpool

Unite has said that the leaders of the Royal Liverpool Hospital have refused to meet over the future of maintenance staff now in employment limbo.

£54 million funding for data science

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.

Arthritis drug could reduce dementia risk

Anti-inflammatory medication could half the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

No follow up support for one in three dementia diagnoses

One in three people with a life-changing diagnosis of dementia fail to get the follow up NHS support they are supposed to.

Children with minor illnesses should be taken to pharmacies

NHS England is urging parents of young children with minor illnesses to take them to pharmacies rather than GPs or A&E.

NHS Providers to tackle unwarranted variance

NHS Providers has set out recommendations for NHS trusts to improve efficiencies reduce variation across clinical specialties.

Physician Response Unit treating two thirds of emergency patients

A unique collaboration has seen 67 per cent of patients treated and discharged at home, avoiding the necessity of hospital visits.

NHS faces £36m bill for missed hospital appointments

Nearly 300,000 missed outpatient appointments at hospitals cost the Welsh NHS more than £36 million in 2016/17.


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