NHS will still be short of nurses in five years

Ian Dalton has warned that it will be more than five years before the number of nurses the NHS needs becomes available to the service.

Future immigration system must be realistic to needs

The government has published a White Paper on a future skills based immigration system for the UK.

NHS trusts struggling to produce Brexit plans

Trusts are finding it difficult to produce contingency plans for Brexit because of the ongoing uncertainty about the country’s future relations with the EU.

NHS to work with schools on mental health

The NHS will work with schools and colleges to make expert mental health support available in 25 areas across England.

Accounts mask reality of funding pressures

MPs have warned that the financial sustainability of health and social care is a serious concern, despite accounts improvements.

Change needed in safety culture to reduce harm in NHS

The CQC is calling for a change in culture within the NHS to reduce the number of patients who experience avoidable harm.

Immediate investment needed nursing higher education

Following news concerning unpaid student debt, the RCN is calling for immediate investment in nursing higher education in England.

Positive progress made in collaborative commissioning

The relationship between commissioners and providers in the health system is on the brink of significant change, says new report.

Expanded NHS services for veterans

Thousands more veterans who struggle with civilian life are set to benefit from new and expanded NHS services.

Evening and weekend GP appointments available

Patients across England can now experience extended access to general practice appointments in the evening and weekends.

169 amputations a week as a result of diabetes

Analysis by the charity Diabetes UK has found that 169 people a week are having to undergo amputations as a result of diabetes.

NHS e-Referral reaches online booking milestone

The NHS e-Referral Service has hit 100 million bookings since it was launched in 2005 as the NHS Choose and Book Service.

Summer’s funding boost not enough to improve care

Most of the £20.5bn pledged for the NHS risks being swallowed up by the ageing population, pay rises and hospitals’ deficits.

NHS Spine reaches one billion monthly transactions

NHS Digital has announced that NHS Spine has reached the milestone of one billion transactions in a month for the first time.

Care at risk because of hospital overcrowding

95 per cent of beds are occupied in England’s hospitals, with staff having to turn away ambulances because of lack of space.

Organ donors will be asked of religious considerations

Those joining the UK organ donation register are to be asked if they want their religious beliefs to be considered in the donation process.

NHS waiting lists at highest level in a decade

The number of patients waiting longer than the national target time to start NHS treatments has reached its highest level in a decade.

Photo from NHS Wales.

Cancer patients in Wales are set to begin receiving proton therapy treatment on the NHS.

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