Free to use Wi-Fi rolled out to all GP surgeries

A scheme being rolled out across the country means that every patient in England will have access to free Wi-Fi in GP practices.

Migrants to pay upfront for non-urgent NHS treatment ‘by end of the year’

The Health Secretary is finalising plans to force migrants to pay upfront for non-urgent NHS treatment by the end of the year.

ABPI to challenge NICE in court over new cost limits

The ABPI has applied for a Judicial Review over new procedures that restrict access to cost-effective medicines.

Training scheme for innovative doctors opened up to healthcare scientists and dentists

A scheme for clinicians whose ideas could lead to big patient benefits has been extended to healthcare scientists and dentists.

Oxford University Hospitals and the University of Oxford agree digital health deal with Drayson Technologies

A 5-year strategic research agreement between the University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals and Drayson Technologies Limited has been announced.

New jab means babies will be protected from hepatitis B from birth

Babies born in the UK from August 2017 will receive the hepatitis B jab in an attempt to drive down viral infections.

Scheme to support dementia patients early on launched

A scheme has been launched to ensure residents in North Lincolnshire care homes thought to have dementia are given the right support early on.

New prosthetics available on the NHS

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust’s patients are the first in Cumbria to get new MPK prosthetics on the NHS.

New treatment for kidney cancer patients

People with advanced kidney cancer are to benefit from a new treatment that NICE has recommended.

85 per cent of patients positive about GPs

A new survey has shown that the majority of people are positive about their GP care, with confidence and trust remaining high.

Junior doctors having accidents due to night shifts

A new report has revealed that more than half of sleep deprived doctors have suffered a road accident or near miss while driving home after work.

Growing gap between mental health intentions and reality

A new report has argued that rising demand and funding failures are leaving core mental health services being overwhelmed.

Personalised vaccines show promise in skin cancer treatment

Personalised vaccines have successfully treated melanoma patients in two small studies, marking a step towards personalised therapies.

Improving cancer end of life care could save £4.6 million a year

People with the four most common cancers are more likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency, increasing the cost of their care.

Study predicts 1.2 million to have dementia by 2040

Over 1.2 million people will be living with dementia in England and Wales by 2040, but the prevalence of dementia for each age group is falling.

Life saving drug for rare bone disease available

NICE has published draft guidance recommending the drug asfotase alfa for people with a rare inherited bone disease.

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Event Diary

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 returns to Manchester Central on 11th and 12th September 2017.