Dame Sally Davies to step down as chief medical officer

She will become will be the 39th master of Trinity College, replacing Nobel Prize winner Sir Gregory Winter.

Cancer screening project to run from mobile units in supermarket car parks

NHS is initially extending the programme to ten new areas across the country at a cost of around £70 million over four years.

St Helens and Knowsley launches hate crime reporting tool

The system, claimed to be the first by an NHS Trust, was launched as part of Merseyside Hate Crime Awareness Week

Brexit: No Deal could mean UK misses out fake medicines initiative

Leaving thew EU without a deal would mean a UK revocation of the Falsified Medicines Directive which comes into play across Europe tomorrow

Kark review raises questions about NHS workplace culture

The government has accepted in principal two of the recommendations to come from the Kark review of the of the fit and proper persons test, in order to make sure senior NHS leaders are fit for their posts.

ACCEA opens applications for 2019 Clinical Excellence Awards

Consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales can apply for new national awards and for renewals due in 2019.

NHS spends big on cancer drugs developed with public funds

New analysis of the cost of leading cancer drugs to the NHS showed that £458 million was spent in 2017/18 on paying pharmaceutical companies for medicines developed with public funding

CMA suggests hospital mergers could increase mortality rates

The study “Does hospital competition reduce rates of patient harm in the English NHS?” identified an average cost of more than £2.5m a year to the NHS from a typical merger as a result of patient harms.

Alcohol related hospital admissions show 15 per cent increase over ten years

There were 5,800 alcohol-specific deaths in 2017 - 6% higher than 2016 and an increase of 16% on 2007.

Powis calls for ban on unsafe celebrity endorsements

Intervention follows a series of high profile concerns raised about suicides and self-harm of young people linked to advertising and social media.

Fraud Squad NHS to air on BBC One

Five-part series follows the work of NHS investigators as they track down the fraudsters who target the NHS

Leeds takes further action to tackle last fax machines

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is implementing an electronic fax solution to tackle its last remaining machines.

Rise in mental health patients in Lancashire

Hundreds of mental health patients in crisis are being stranded in Lancashire A&E departments because of lack of space.

Health screening programmes 'not meeting targets'

Health screening programmes in England for bowel, breast and cervical cancer did not meet their targets last year.

Plan to end HIV transmissions by 2030 announced

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has set out a commitment to end transmission of HIV in England by 2030.

Social care transfers main winter pressure point

Nearly 80 per cent of hospital doctors believe delays to transferring patients out of hospital is the main pressure point this winter.

£1m for innovative digital social care projects

Projects that support innovative uses of technology in the delivery of social care are set to share NHS DIgital funding.

E-cigarettes 'better for quitting smoking'

A trial has found that e-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacements for helping smokers quit.


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