NHS staff in Scotland offered nine per cent pay rise

The majority of NHS staff in Scotland have been offered a nine per cent pay rise in a deal that ‘not only matches the NHS England deal, but exceeds it’.

Multi-million pound drive to improve patient care

The UK Space Agency is allocating up to £4 million to find innovative solutions to the major health and care challenges.

Government to investigate safe use of syringes

Jeremy Hunt has said that he will investigate claims that the NHS was too slow to remove a 'dangerous' automatic syringe from service.

Measures to halve childhood obesity announced

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a range of new measures to cut childhood obesity in half by 2030.

‘Red bags’ to be rolled out across England’s care homes

Innovative ‘red bags’ that help care home residents admitted to hospital be discharged quicker are being rolled out across the country.

GP communication more important than extended access

Patient experience of general practice is most influenced by the attention and communication they receive from their GP.

Photo credit: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

England’s chief inspector of hospitals has rated patient services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Involve people with dementia in all care decisions

New NICE recommendations put a particular emphasis on involving people with dementia in every decision about the care they receive.

Funding for 12 councils to explore social care innovation

NHS Digital and the LGA have chosen 12 councils to explore how technology and digital innovation could help shape the future of social care.

Paul Baumann to leave NHS England in November

After serving as Chief Financial Officer for NHS England for 11 years, Paul Baumann will step down in November.

Gosport scandal highlights fear of blame

Jeremy Hunt has said the Gosport War Memorial hospital scandal may have been preventable if whistleblowers had been encouraged to come forward.

Initiative to see patients 'prescribed' outdoor physical activity

A new initiative is to be launched that could see thousands of patients being 'prescribed' outdoor physical activity rather than medication.

Cases of cancer in elderly to rise considerably by 2035

The number of older people diagnosed with cancer every year could rise by up to 80 per cent to nearly a quarter of a million by 2035.

Wales first to work towards a fatigue charter

The Welsh NHS Confederation, BMA Cymru Wales and the Welsh Government will tackle the growing issue of sleep deprivation and fatigue amongst doctors.

£30m to help cut waiting times in Wales

The Welsh Government has made £30 million of extra funding available for health boards to reduce waiting lists across Wales.

Lord Darzi appointed to improve access to innovation

Former Health Minister Lord Ara Darzi has been appointed as chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative.

People central to effective estates strategies

A new report has stressed that any successful estates strategy within the NHS must focus and revolve around people.

NHS Health Check now includes dementia risk

Public Health England has announced its decision to add the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme.

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