Integrating care successfully will heighten NHS

Professor Don Berwick has said that the NHS is better placed to ‘truly integrate care’ than any other global health system.

£300 million cash target met five months early

NHS Supply Chain has reported that its £300 million cash-releasing target has been achieved five months ahead of plan.

Doctor witness space technology potential for NHS

Professor Tony Young led a delegation of leading doctors to witness demonstrations of space technology that could be adapted for use in the NHS.

New £5m energy centre for South Tyneside Hospital

Work is underway on a new energy centre at South Tyneside District Hospital that will enable the trust to reduce carbon emissions.

New £40m wing open at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Young patients in Sheffield will now benefit from new hospital facilities following the opening of a new £40 million hospital wing.

Specialist cancer nurse vacancies leaving patients at risk

High vacancy rates among specialist cancer nurses means that patients may not be receiving the level of specialist care they need.

New Microsoft deal to strengthen NHS cyber security

A new agreement with Microsoft will ensure all NHS organisations are using the latest Windows 10 software, with updated security.

Patient safety at risk due to maintenance backlog

The Labour Party has said that patient safety at an increasing number of NHS hospitals is at risk because of outstanding maintenance work.

NHS recruitment hindered by immigration rules

After visas for 100 Indian doctors were refused, health leaders are warning that immigration rules are hindering the NHS’ ability to recruit doctors.

NHS to be trained in use of AI and robotics

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a review into how NHS staff can be trained to use artificial intelligence, genomics and robotics.

Additional resourcing of children’s health services urgently needed

The RCPCH has warned that children’s health services are facing a ‘daily struggle’ to meet standards of high quality, safe and consistent care.

Smarter NHS technology improving care

Hospitals are using smarter technology to halve the number of cardiac arrests, treat Sepsis patients faster and free up thousands of hours of for staff.

Extra £50 billion needed for NHS by 2030

The NHS will need £50 billion extra by 2030 to help cope with an increasing and ageing population and developing technology.

Health staff encouraged to sign up to disability pledge

NHS England wants more health professionals to sign up to a pledge to stop the overmedication of people with a learning disability or autism.

Preterm birth predicting app could reduce admissions

Research into a new app that can help predict if a woman is going to give birth prematurely could help reduce unnecessary hospital admissions.

Southend Trust rated as Requires Improvement

Following recent hospital inspections, the CQC has rated Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement.

More EU nurses leaving the UK

New figures have revealed that there has been a substantial increase in the number of EU nurses and midwives leaving the register.

Non-invasive prostate therapy recommended for NHS

A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, known as prostate artery embolisation, has been recommended for use by the NHS.

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