Opt-out organ donation plan approved by MPs

A new opt-out system for organ donation has been approved by MPs in the Commons, meaning hundreds of lives could be saved each year.

‘Innovative NHS partnership’ in Plymouth raises concerns

A 18-month pilot which will see orthopaedic treatments being carried out away from a Plymouth Hospital has been questioned.

NIHR Academy Launches in London

The National Institute for Health Research has launched the NIHR Academy to encourage and promote the future research workforce.

Budget must acknowledge NHS recovery challenge

NHS Providers says that much of the funding increase outlined for the NHS risks being swallowed up by efforts to recover performance.

Urgent action needed to address NHS Scotland concerns

The Auditor General for Scotland has warned that the NHS is not financially sustainable in its current form.

Over 2,000 health centres in areas breaching air pollution guidelines

Thousands of patients attending more than 2,000 hospitals and GP practices across the UK are breathing air that breaches guidelines.

New plans to stop fraud against the NHS

The government has announced how it will take tougher action on fraud and save hundreds of millions of pounds for the NHS over the next five years.

£7 million  to enhance faster access to treatment

Matt Hancock has announced £7 million in funding for two new programmes to help patients benefit from faster access to treatment.

NHS to work towards eliminating gender pay gap

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a new goal to eliminate the ethnicity pay gap in the NHS.

NHS braced for worse winter than last year

A new report has warned that the coming winter is likely to be even more difficult than the last for trusts, staff and patients.

‘Little or no progress’ on Brexit health priorities

The RCN has warned that there has been no progress on key health and care priorities as the UK heads closer to leaving the EU.

Southampton to showcase digital innovations

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust will share some of their pioneering digital initiatives with NHS leaders.

Doctors 'need to start early conversations’ about dying

A new report exploring the reasons why doctors find it hard to talk to patients about dying has encouraged them to be more proactive.

Matt Hancock outlines his tech vision for UK healthcare

Matt Hancock has launched his The Future of Healthcare, promising that outdated NHS IT systems will become a thing of the past.

NHS pledges to reuse more equipment

Health Minister Steve Barclay has urged NHS staff to accept patients’ unwanted medical equipment and reuse it, where safe to do so.

Physical activity resources for health professionals

A new resource that will improve conversations about physical activity between patients and healthcare professionals has been launched.

New energy technology crucial to carbon reduction targets

The healthcare sector could reduce annual carbon emissions by 16 per cent through the adoption of new energy technology.

May encourages ‘social prescribing’ in Loneliness Strategy

Theresa May has launched the first strategy to tackle loneliness, claiming it to be ‘one of the greatest public health challenges of our time’.

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