DHSC updates Artifical Intelligence Code of Conduct

First published in September last year, Code encourages technology companies to meet a set of principles to protect patient data

NHSX formed to push technology in the NHS

It will combine representatives from government, the NHS and the private sector in order to "free up staff time and empower patients to take greater control of their own healthcare"

CQC Declare Your Care campaign encourages experience sharing

Research shows 66 per cent of people who raised an issue felt it was resolved quickly

More NHS managers improves efficiency, study finds

Research by the Universities of Bristol, Warwick and Leeds has found that having more NHS managers improves efficiency and the quality of healthcare provided in hospitals.

UNISON: Health and Social Care Act has caused 'untold damage'

The health secretary must ensure government policy is in line with the NHS long-term plan and keep contracts worth millions in public hands, says UNISON.

Brexit: No Deal carries "too many risks" says NHS Confederation chief

Niall Dickson: "Abruptly ending collaboration on medicines and devices, clinical research, treatments for rare diseases, public health, and access to healthcare while abroad is not good for patients"

NICE recommends breast cancer drug pertuzumab

Swiss healthcare company Roche agrees to offer an improved discount for the drug.

Integrated Care Provider set-up to be made easier

Changes will make sure ICPs have to follow the same rules as other NHS organisations

Community pharmacies could carry out blood pressure servcies, says CCA

Community pharmacies can do more to detect high blood pressure if they are better commissioned to provide such checks, a Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) audit suggests.

Public Health England and NHS England have outlined a number of ambitions to reduce cardiovascular disease through improved detection and treatment

London Air Ambulance

Air ambulance charities in England have been invited to apply for a new £10 million fund to upgrade their equipment and facilities.

GP prescribing system overhaul after 'ghost branded generics' glitch

SystmOne overhaul after “ghost branded generics” problem

MHRA recalls batches of Irbesartan

The recall is taking place as part of the continued investigation into potential N nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contamination

Staffing shortages threaten NHS long term plan, says Health Foundation

Report states "a lack of coherent policy that takes into account both funding and staffing has been a recurring theme"

Totpol Review: Government must fund technology, says NHS Employers

Danny Mortimer: "The deployment of technology needs to be properly funded by government and not left to already stretched individual NHS trusts to dig even deeper to fund"

One in three patients exposed to toxic air while visiting GP

Air pollution data monitoring levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) outside GP practices in the UK show nearly one in three NHS patients are attending GP surgeries where the levels of pollution breach limits set by the World Health Organisation.

Topol review predicts digital skills shortage in NHS

"Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future" suggests that fresh education is required to keep up with advancements in technologies such as AI and robotics.

Pharma contributes to antimicrobial resistance claims Chief Medical Officer

A third of the antibiotics prescribed by the NHS are given out despite no medical evidence to suggest that they are necessary, England’s Chief Med


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