NHS not fit for 21st century, says CQC

Professor Ted Baker has warned that the NHS has not adapted to deal with the growth in the population.

Burnham opens new hospital transfer hub

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has opened a new facility in Stockport to help get patients home quickly and safely.

Mental health bed occupancy levels rise

The number of acute inpatient beds for adults with mental health problems has fallen, despite no change in people admitted.

£10m NHS England fund for GP indemnity costs

NHS England will strengthen out-of-hours GP services during the winter period by making £10 million available for indemnity costs.

Trial to analyse complications of delivering bigger babies

A clinical trial is to determine if delivering bigger babies earlier will prevent serious complications during labour and beyond.

Test children’s urine before giving antibiotics for UTIs

NICE has updated its guidance for managing urinary tract infections in children.

New group to better diagnosis for cancer patients

Shona Robison will chair a new delivery group to improve waiting times for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients in Scotland.

Obesity causing increase in Caesarean birth

A ‘worrying’ increase in Caesarean births is the result of rising obesity and older mothers, health experts have warned.

UK 'eliminates measles' for first time

The World Health Organization has revealed that the UK has achieved the elimination of measles for the first time.

https://digital.nhs.uk/article/7744/Summary-Care-Record-now-accessed-every-5-seconds

Delivering a keynote speech at the UK Health Show in London, Eve Roodhouse heralded the progress in use of Summary Care Records (SCRs).

New contract for community beds in Leeds

Leeds City Council has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to help care for people recovering from a spell in hospital.

Adopt heart attack blood test, urge researchers

A team from King's College London have tested a blood test that could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes.

Cumbria trusts collaborate to fight winter flu

Two Cumbria trusts are working together to get all front line staff vaccinated against flu to protect themselves, their patients and their families.

Advanced pancreatic cancer clinical trial

A clinical trial is offering a new combination of treatments which could ultimately allow patients with advanced pancreatic cancer to live for longer.

New guide to improve NHS staff retention

NHS Employers has launched an in-depth guide to staff retention, which explores seven themes that could improve staff retention in UK hospitals.

Novel cancer trial begins clinical trials

London-based biopharmaceutical company Autolus is undertaking a novel cancer trial targeting T-cells to treat multiple myeloma.

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