10,000 extra hospital beds needed this winter

The BMA has warned that the NHS needs 10,000 additional hospital beds this winter in order to maintain patient safety.

100,000 whole genomes sequenced in the NHS

Matt Hancock has announced that the 100,000 Genomes Project has sequenced 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients.

£1 billion savings on NHS medicines in 2019

The NHS is expected to save around £930 million on its medicines bill across the UK under a new deal agreed with the pharmaceutical industry.

GP survey prompts calls for greater staff retention

The RCGP says that greater efforts must go into reducing GP workload in order to keep existing family doctors working in the profession.

Workforce planning needed to avert staffing crisis

The GMC has argued that UK-wide workforce planning is needed to avert an NHS staffing crisis, which is likely to be compounded by Brexit.

Proton beam therapy first for cancer patient

A state of the art proton beam therapy machine for cancer is set to treat the first patient in England at The Christie this month.

New cancer drugs taking longer to reach patients

NHS patients are waiting longer for new cancer drugs because of delays in taking them through clinical trials and getting them approved for use.

Association between parent and child obesity highlighted

Children of obese parents are more likely to be obese themselves compared with children whose parents are not overweight or obese.

Pressure on frontline NHS staff eased by volunteers

New report highlights the vital role that volunteers in hospitals play in improving the experience of patients and relieving pressure on frontline staff.

New data alliance to enhance medical research

The newly formed UK Health Data Research Alliance will develop new ways to design and support the medical research of the future.

Mental health checks offered for new fathers

New father will be offered mental health checks if their partner is suffering anxiety, psychosis or postnatal depression.

Highest rate of excess deaths since 1970s

There were approximately 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales last year, the highest since the winter of 1975-76.

Pilot to increase electronically processed GP prescriptions

Eight GP practices are to pilot the fourth phase of the EPS, which could see 95 per cent of prescriptions processed electronically.

Unfilled nurse jobs continue to rise year on year

The RCN has stressed that the NHS ten-year plan must sufficiently address staff shortages as the number of unfilled nurse jobs rises year on year.

NHS action to help tackle obesity and Type 2 diabetes

Simon Stevens has announced that hundreds of thousands of people will receive NHS help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes under radical action.

£12 million to support South East Coast ambulances

Matt Hancock has said that patients in South East England will benefit from £12.28 million in new funding to support paramedics.

Baby deaths inquiry trust deemed inadequate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has highlighted a ‘culture of bullying and harassment’ at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.

Radical culture change needed to keep trust in health data

A radical culture change is needed to ensure the NHS can deliver the benefits using patient data for care and maintain public trust.

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