Electronic prescribing at GPs and pharmacies expanded

DHSC has said that it will support the hundreds of GPs and pharmacies still to make the move to electronic prescribing.

Over-the-phone health advice on the rise

20,000 people are now getting urgent health advice from a doctor, nurse, paramedic or other clinical professional over the phone every day.

Encourage more mental health therapists in GP practices

New guidance has been drawn up detailing plans to encourage doctors to place mental health therapists in practice surgeries.

690,000 A&E attendances could be avoided by self-management

690,000 A&E attendances could be avoided if people were supported to better manage their long-term conditions.

Delays in cancer care due to shortage of radiologists

Figures seen by the BBC have revealed that a shortage of senior radiologists is causing delays for patients in the UK, affecting cancer care.

Two in five GPs have a mental health problem

40 per cent of GPs are experiencing a mental health problem, but feel unable to turn to colleagues for support.

Diabetes rise likely to cause heart attack surge

There is likely to be a surge in heart attacks and strokes in England over the next 20 years as diabetes cases linked to lifestyle rise.

Calderdale award 12-year PFI contract to ISS

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a 12-year extention to ISS for their PFI contract.

NHS SBS leading provider of procurement services

A new national framework has named NHS SBS as the highest ranked supplier of Financial and Procurement services.

'Extremely concerning' 999 response figures revealed

New figures, released by the BBC, have revealed that four NHS trusts waited more than 24 hours to respond to 999 calls.

Social care saves NHS £60 million in last year

Adult social care has saved the NHS almost £60 million through reducing pressures in the last year.

Smaller practices less likely to receive resilience funding

GP website Pulse has revealed that small practices are least likely to receive NHS England resilience funding.

75 per cent of UK maternity units denying Caesareans

Women at 75 per cent of UK maternity units are being denied their right to choose a Caesarean operation.

NICE approves steam treatment for prostates

NICE has approved plans for the NHS to start offering a new steam treatment for benign prostate enlargement.

Possibility of 115,000 fewer care workers after Brexit

Ending freedom of movement after Brexit could result in 115,000 fewer adult social care workers by 2026.

NHS Providers warn about impact of no deal

NHS Providers has warned of a lack of ‘contingency planning’ to deal with the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the health service.

All acute trusts in the north switch to e-RS

All northern acute hospital trusts have successfully switched to receiving 100 per cent of referrals through the NHS e-Referral Service.

New digital health records for Welsh hospital

The Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend is now offering a growing number of its outpatients access to their personal online health record.

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