Children’s health in England falling behind every countries

A new report has warned that England is falling behind other countries on obesity, mental health and infant deaths.

£32 million for antimicrobial resistance research

The Department of Health and Social Care will award up to £32 million of capital funding for research into antimicrobial resistance.

Breast cancer patients abandoned due to nursing shortage

A charity has warned that thousands of incurable breast cancer patients are being denied crucial nursing care.

Warning over lack of preparation for winter

Warning that the funding intended to add capacity to winter capabilities in the NHS has already been spent dealing with record summer demand.

Visa leniency for doctors only temporary

Sajid Javid has said that the government’s decision to allow many more overseas doctors and nurses to work in the NHS was only temporary.

£2 million for the Zero Suicide Alliance

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced £2 million in funding for the Zero Suicide Alliance over the next two years.

Plans tabled to double the Immigration Health Surcharge

Proposals to double the Immigration Health Surcharge could see the NHS receive an estimated £220 million in extra funding.

Public facing a growing ‘care injustice’

The CQC has warned that the public is facing a growing ‘care injustice’ as people are finding it more difficult to get help in England.

£10 million injection for prostate cancer care

The effect that Bill Turnbull and Stephen Fry discussing their prostate cancer diagnosis has been hearalded.

Staff must explain flu jab refusal

Health workers in England who refuse to take up the offer of a free flu jab will be asked to explain why they do not want to be vaccinated.

GOSH partnership to transform tech innovation

A new technology innovation centre will open at Great Ormond Street Hospital with the aim of transforming the use of technology in healthcare.

£50m to fund long term screening for Grenfell community

The NHS will provide up to £50 million to fund long term screening and treatment for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

New mental health campaign launched in Midlands

A new Every Mind Matters campaign has been launched across the Midlands by Public Health England.

First UK Minister for Suicide Prevention appointed

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that Jackie Doyle-Price will become the UK’s first Minister for Suicide Prevention.

HES stripped of NHS contracts following waste scandal

A firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after hundreds of tonnes of clinical waste from hospitals was allowed to pile up at its sites.

New app for SCAS to boost response times

South Central Ambulance Service is to improve efficiency and response times for its 1,200 CFRs and Co Responders.

World needs parity between mental and physical health

Matt Hancock is to launch the government’s ambition to put mental health on an equal footing to physical health across the world.

All hospitals agree to cut sugary drink sales

All 227 NHS hospital trusts across England have agreed to cut sales of sugary drinks on their premises.

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