£20bn boost for NHS announced by Prime Minister

Theresa May announced that the NHS in England will receive an extra £20 billion a year by 2023 as part of the expected 70th anniversary ‘present’.

Make most of cancer screening dashboard, GPs urged

NHS Digital is encouraging GPs to help to improve rates of cervical screening by making the most of an innovative online data tool.

NHS budget set to receive £6bn a year

Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to increase the NHS budget by up to £6 billion a year.

Waiting lists in England highest since 2007

The number of people waiting for a hospital operation in England is at its highest for more than a decade.

Children on track to consume double recommended sugar intake

New PHE figures have revealed that children in England have already consumed more than a year’s worth of sugar since January.

Energy savings of £24.2m expected for East Kent

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has announced a new contract with Breathe Energy to deliver energy savings on the it’s estate.

Social care for elderly should be 'free at point of need'

An overhaul is needed in elderly social care which would see social care matching access to the NHS and care being ‘free at the point of need’.

Social media firms must share burden of mental health

Simon Stevens has warned that social media firms should share the burden with the NHS as it battles mental health issues in young people.

NHS paper reflects on tragedies of 2017

A new NHS Confederation paper considers the learning from the NHS’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Labour outlines long-term funding demands

Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth has outlined the Labour Party’s five key asks for the government’s long-term funding plan.

Relaxed immigration rules for non-EU doctors and nurses

The Home Office is set to relax immigration rules to allow more non-EU skilled workers into the UK, in an attempt make it easier to recruit staff.

Improvements recognised in people’s hospital experience

The majority of inpatients were happy with the care they received and had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them.

Improvement recognised at Southern Health

NHS Improvement is lifting some of the regulatory undertakings placed on Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in 2016.

One in three seeking internet advice over medical help

New research has revealed that one in three people would seek advice online first over talking to a GP about a health concern.

Public support increase in social care spending

New polling for the NHS Confederation finds that over 80 per cent of the British public support a 3.9 per cent increase in social care spending.

Plans announced to cut long hospital stays

NHS England and NHS Improvement are to set out plans to improve patient care and free up thousands of hospital beds.

NHS set to roll out mental health employment specialists

The NHS will roll out mental health employment specialists across the country, providing £10 million to expand access over the next two years.

Funding to digitise care to NHS information flow

NHS Digital has opened bidding for new funding to enable better sharing of social care and clinical information and data.

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