NICE approves new Crohn’s disease treatment

NICE has recommended patients with Crohn’s disease ustekinumab, a drug which offers a new way of treating the condition.

Second wave of A&E funding in preparation for winter

Jeremy Hunt has announced that £20.74 million worth of funding will be awarded to hospitals in preparation for winter.

‘Costly’ breast cancer drug Kadcyla to now be offered on the NHS in England

A breast cancer drug which was repeatedly considered too costly to implement will now be offered on the NHS.

A worrying amount of UK adults do not know that air pollution impacts the heart

75 per cent of adults in the UK are unaware of the impact that air pollution has on the heart, data shows.

CQC look to reform its inspections and monitoring processes

The CQC, as part of proposed changes to its regulation of health and social care, has made plans to overhaul its inspections.

Air pollution puts patients and staff at risk

Illegal and harmful levels of air pollution are affecting patients and staff at more than half of London’s hospitals, a new report reveals.

Staff are key in driving improvement in hospital care

New report highlights how ‘engaging and empowering’ staff has been fundamental in driving up the quality of care received.

Northern Ireland child health ’making progress, but slower than other countries’

A new report has revealed that the health of children in Northern Ireland is ‘among the worst in Western Europe’.

Obesity in women can cause problems for their newborns

A major study has revealed that obese women are at a higher risk of having babies with serious birth defects.

Emerging concerns over care home fees and funding

Families are being charged by care homes for extended periods after a resident has died, as well as large upfront fees, a market study reveals.

ComRes predict 'quick win' gains for NHS

ComRes has suggested that the hung Parliament could see more money available for the NHS.

Number of Welsh GP practices 'at risk' rises

Data gathered by BMA Cymru Wales has revealed that the number of GP practices 'at risk' in Wales has increased.

Confed17 opens with call for health review

Stephen Dorrell has delivered the opening speech at Confed17, arguing that a thorough review of long term demand patterns in health and care is needed.

Daily aspirin 'bleed' warning for over-75s

New research has highlighted the major risks associated with people over 75 taking daily aspirin after a stroke or heart attack.

Increase in junior doctors choosing Wales

A significantly higher amount of junior doctors are choosing to come to or stay in Wales to train to be GPs.

The BMA has awarded a charity £35,000 to boost resilience to terror attacks.


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