Serious concerns raised over patient data

A new report by the Health and Social Care Committee has raised concerns over NHS Digital’s ability to protect patient data.

Seven trusts selected for 'lean programme'

NHS Improvement's new three year lean programme aims to improve ways of working

Survey shows growing support for tax rises to fund NHS

British Social Attitudes survey reveals a sharp increase in those prepared to pay more tax to support NHS services

BBC announces special anniversary programming schedule

BBC News working with The King's Fund, Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation to address five important questions facing the NHS at 70

Labour pledges ‘mandatory minimum standards’ for hospital food

Some NHS trusts are paying less than £3 per patient, according to NHS Digital data

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The Institute also calls for more UK research and the best long-term treatment options.

A report entitled Getting the NHS Ready for the GDPR reveals that 46 trusts have spent £1,076,549 on GDPR.

The fund will benefit children with limb loss or who were born with a limb deficiency to gain sports prosthetics

Over 40,000 men will be recruited into prostate cancer studies over the next five years, as part of new research into early diagnosis and treatment.

Male cancer charity Orchid has released a report highlighting the “worrying trend” in late prostate cancer diagnosis to coincide with Male Cancer Awareness Week (9-15 April).

The government is reviewing the impact of changes to regulations for recovering the cost of treating overseas visitors

Immediate action needed to attract nursing students

The RCN has urged the government to take urgent action to encourage students to apply for nursing courses starting this year.

Two trust sign up to BMA’s sleep facilities charter

Leeds and York Partnership and Southend University hospital have confirmed that they aim to adopt the BMA’s Fatigue and Facilities charter.

Extent of child tooth decay revealed

New Public Health England data has revealed that a child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay.

Female NHS staff earn quarter less than males

Female NHS staff in England earn nearly a quarter less than their male colleagues, excluding bonuses an overtime pay.

Doctors warn of ‘round-the-year crisis’

The British Medical Association has highlighted a ‘round-the-year crisis’ in the NHS after projections pointed towards a summer of strain.

Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced that the NHS 111 non-emergency helpline will be rolled out nationally.

Obesity-related admissions rise by 18 per cent

New data has revealed that there were 617,000 admissions to hospitals last year where obesity was recorded as either a primary or secondary diagnosis.


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