20,000 support staff for GPs as part of overhaul

More than 20,000 physios, pharmacists and paramedics are to be recruited to work alongside under-pressure GPs.

Southend joins Agenda for Change

UNISON has announced that Southend University Hospital is now to move over to Agenda for Change.

NHS urged not to abandon four hour target

The RCEM has warned that scrapping the four-hour A&E target will have a ‘near catastrophic impact on patient safety’.

Funding to solve night shift fatigue

The Health Foundation has funding to the NHS in Newcastle to find new ways to support staff working night shifts on the labour wards.

No-deal Brexit likely to cause medicine delays

The chief executive of UHB has warned that NHS trusts could ‘quickly run out of vital medicine’ in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Family doctors to be supported in recruitment drive

NHS England has revealed that an ‘army of advisers’ will be recruited to help patients live fitter, healthier lives.

Crisis level staffing in NHS is becoming the norm

Almost half of NHS workers on the front line of patient care say there are not enough staff on their shift to ensure patients are treated safely.

Further 'social prescription' to ease GP pressure

NHS England plans to increase the number of workers trained to prescribe social activities to GP patients who don't need pills.

Cycling progress could prevent life-threatening illnesses

Up to 34,000 incidences of eight life-threatening conditions could be prevented in seven major cities by 2040 if cycling rates increased.

£7 million investment in south Wales’s hospitals

Vaughan Gething has announced a £7 million investment n a new operating theatre and two new scanners at hospitals across South Wales.

Training boost Wiltshire Air Ambulance running costs

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has revealed that its running costs have risen by about £500,000 to £3.75 million this year.

Police helping Guy’s and St Thomas’ to tackle violence

Guy’s and St Thomas’ have joined forces with the Metropolitan Police to encourage more staff to report violent and abusive behaviour.

Hastings healthcare project benefiting homeless

An innovative digital health care outreach project in Hastings is helping homeless and insecurely housed people gain access to medical treatment.

50 per cent BME board share held by one trust

Analysis of NHS data has revealed that only one NHS trust has as many black and minority ethnic board members as white.

More nursing staff needed to work with children

The Royal College of Nursing has argued that more nursing staff are needed to work directly with children and their families.

Public health cuts pose risk to children’s health

The RCPCH has published a new report warning that political uncertainty and public health cuts pose risk to progress in child health policy.

Digital CBT for young people with mild depression

NICE has recommended that children should be offered digital cognitive behavioural therapy as a first-line treatment for mild depression.

Five-year action plan launched for antimicrobial resistance

The government has published a 20-year vision and five-year national action plan for how the UK will control AMR by 2040.


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