Thousands of type-1 diabetics denied access to monitor

Thousands of type-1 diabetics in England are being denied access to a ‘life-changing’ blood sugar monitor due to a postcode lottery.

£3 million to improve access to technology

Vaughan Gething has announced that £3 million will be made available to improve access to technology for health staff and patients.

Social prescribing of arts to help patients recovery

The Health Secretary has said that social prescribing of arts and culture should become an ‘indispensable tool’ for doctors.

Crisis in emergency care all year round

Emergency care services in England are performing as badly in the summer as they have in previous winters.

Brexit to exacerbate NHS staffing crisis

NHS nursing vacancies will top 51,000 by end of the Brexit transition period in 2021, the equivalent of 45 hospitals’ worth of nurses.

Staff shortages causing long waits for key NHS tests

An increasing number of patients are facing long waits for key NHS tests as UK hospitals struggle with staff shortages.

£1bn needed for nursing higher education

A new campaign is calling for the government to prioritise funding for nursing higher education in England.

Children’s tonsil removal often unnecessary

New study claims that seven in every eight children given tonsillectomies were unlikely to benefit from the operation.

Hospital stops chemotherapy due to nurse shortage

An NHS trust will stop providing chemotherapy at one of its hospitals because it has too few specialist cancer nurses to staff the unit.

White NHS doctors 'more likely to be promoted’

New research finds that white doctors are more likely than black or minority ethnic medics to be promoted to consultant level.

Healthier lifestyle choices needed says Health Secretary

The Health Secretary is urging the public to take greater responsibility for their own health to tackle the rising toll of obesity and cancer.

Foreign objects in ears costing NHS £3m a year

A new study has claimed that removing foreign objects from ears and noses costs NHS hospitals in England almost £3 million each year.

Advice line for GPs reinvests £100,000 in NHS

A neurology hotline for GPs in north west England has seen £100,000 a year reinvested back into the NHS.

Fifth of NHS doctors experience bullying and harassment

A report by the British Medical Association has revealed that one in five NHS doctors were victims of bullying or harassment last year.

New measures to protect NHS staff to be announced

The Health Secretary has outlined new measures to protect NHS staff in an attempt to reduce the thousands of assaults that take place every year.

Budget small print suggests NHS funding fall

Despite confirmation of a budget increase in real terms next year, a think tank has warned that wider spending is set to fall.

Digital inclusion project prompts breast screening increase

A social media project has led to a 13 per cent increase in first time attendances for breast screening in Stoke-on-Trent over four years.

Hammond confirms NHS funding in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his 2018 Budget, confirming the extra £20.5 billion for the NHS over the next five years.

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