Millions wasted each year on NHS management consultants

NHS management consultants are causing a service already under pressure to be less efficient rather than making things better.

St Thomas’ Hospital to get state-of-the-art MRI scanner

A state-of-the-art ultra-high field MRI machine is set to transform clinical research at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Aintree NHS Foundation Trust 'requires improvements'

The CQC has rated Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as ‘requires improvement’ following a ‘deterioration in the quality of services’.

NHS’s finances worse than previously thought

The Guardian claims that NHS Improvement has delayed publishing new information about the health service’s poor finances.

NHS and local gov urged to remake partnership

Professor Keith Willett has said that health and local government leaders must remake the NHS and local authority partnership.

£8.7m SBRI Healthcare boost for GP innovation

SBRI Healthcare has revealed the companies to benefit from £8.7 million funding to help develop novel technologies aimed at future-proofing GP services.

Scottish patient safety target met 15 months early

The latest Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios show that Scotland’s patient safety programme has cut hospital mortality by over 10 per cent.

Ovarian cancer charity warns of bloating dangers

Target Ovarian Cancer has said that only a third of women would see a doctor when they experience stomach bloating.

GPs received just four per cent of winter bailout money

GPs were allocated just four per cent of the £20 million winter resilience funding given to NHS organisations this year.

Better integrated systems for NHS communication

NHS Digital has announced new plans to enable NHS staff to communicate with each other through better integrated systems.

Mental health funding failing to go far enough

NHS staff are warning that government investment into mental health services for children and young people is failing to reach frontline services.

NHS chief warns of ambulances stuck at A&E

Wayne Bartlett-Syree has warned that patients are at risk of harm because ambulances are stuck at A&E units and cannot respond quickly enough to 999 calls.

First appointment waiting times cut using digital data

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has cut the waiting time for a first appointment from one year to an average of just six weeks.

Sheffield NHS spends £340,000 on translators

Reports have suggested that hospital bosses in Sheffield have spent nearly £350,000 on translators in the NHS over the past year.

Blood and urine checks to indicate autism in children

Researchers from the University of Warwick have taken initial steps towards what they claim could become a new blood and urine test for autism.

Health Committee seeks clarity on Brexit transition

The Commons Health Committee has written to the Jeremy Hunt to stress the urgent need for clarity on the transitional period after Brexit.

Cancer Research UK invests £45 million in clinical trials

Cancer Research UK has announced that £45 million will be invested into its network of clinical trials units across the UK to test new treatments.

Norbury awarded Gloucestershire refurbishment contract

Horbury Property Services has been awarded a contract to provide repairs and refurbishment work to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


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The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open.

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