Record high recovery rate for common mental illness

Half of people completing a course of treatment for conditions including depression and anxiety, have recovered from their condition.

People living with diabetes doubles in twenty years

Diabetes UK has revealed that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled in the last twenty years.

NHS Employers launches staff retention pages

NHS Employers have launched a range of new web pages to help staff face the specific challenges around retention of the workforce.

Second wave of ‘test beds’ announced

NHS England and the Office for Life Sciences have launched a new competition to identify a second wave of ‘test beds’.

Plans to improve doctor’s training welcomed

The BMA has welcomed the development of plans to improve how doctors in training are assessed, appraised and receive feedback.

Seven in 10 millennials to reach obesity before middle age

Estimates by Cancer Research UK have revealed that more than seven in 10 millennials are set to be overweight or obese between the ages of 35-44.

Royal Cornwall recognised for treatment of sepsis

NHS England has recognised the Royal Cornwall Hospitals as one of the NHS trusts seeing greatest improvement in timely treatment of sepsis.

NHS Digital and techUK outline future digital challenges

NHS Digital and techUK have expressed their views on the future challenges they need to tackle to take their partnership to the next level.

Stroke patients aided by wearable technology advances

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has detailed how advanced wearable sensors are speeding up the recovery of stroke patients.

Study into how cancer patients will respond to therapy

Scientists can now predict how cancer patients will respond to therapy by growing miniature versions of their tumours in a laboratory.

Central London trust deemed to require improvements

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has been rated as Requires Improvement overall by the CQC following its most recent inspection.

Medicine errors contribute to 22,000 deaths a year

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that up to 237 million drug errors in England are causing appalling levels of harm and deaths.

Review launched over NHS treatment concerns

Jeremy Hunt has announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about side effects from treatments.

£45 million for brain cancer research

The Department of Health and Social Care and Cancer Research UK have announced £45 million in funding for brain tumour research in the UK.

Developers invited to add to NHS Apps Library

NHS Digital has invited developers to submit applications to the NHS Apps Library to enhance its offering of effective digital tools.

Mental health trusts’ income lower than in 2011-12

The Royal College of Psychiatrists says that mental health trusts have less money to spend on patient care in real terms than they did in 2012.

Controversy on anti-depressants settled

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has claimed that a study has ‘finally puts to bed the controversy’ surrounding anti-depressants.

NHS is ‘dangerously’ short of staff

New NHS Improvement financial figures have shown that the health service has nearly 100,000 positions unfulfilled, representing one in 12 posts.


Event Diary

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

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