Scots refused breast cancer drug available in England

A breast cancer drug has been rejected in Scotland for the third time due to its high cost.

Thousands of NHS operations could be pointless

Tens of thousands of people could be undergoing needless operations due to lack of research on a ‘placebo component’, a leading surgeon has said.

Excess weight kills millions a year

A global study has suggested that you don’t have to be clinically obese to be in danger of dying from illnesses linked to excess weight.

Figures have shown that the number of nurses registering to work in the UK has dropped by 96 per cent since last July.

Waiting times highest since 2008

The number of patients in England waiting longer than 18 weeks for routine treatment is the largest since September 2008.

Major advance’ in Huntington's disease trial test

A study has discovered the world's first blood test that could predict when someone at risk is likely to get Huntington's disease.

Young children not visiting dentist

The Faculty of Dental Surgery has warned that 80 per cent of children aged between one and two did not visit an NHS dentist in 2016-17.

Gerada calls for GP training to be five years

Clare Gerada, former chair of the RCGP, has called for GP training to be extended to enable adaptation to ‘changing expectations’.

GP waiting times set to ‘rocket’

A new study has found that soaring demand will mean the average waiting time for patients to see their doctors will ‘rocket’ in the coming years.

Scotland’s NHS has ‘too few nurses’

Latest figures have shown that the nursing and midwifery vacancy rate in Scotland has risen to record levels.

 NHS advised to 'think the unthinkable' on cuts

The HSJ has reported that parts of the NHS in England are considering ‘savage’ cuts in a bid to meet financial targets.

Welsh distinctiveness will promote NHS

BMA Cymru Wales says the distinctiveness in Welsh health care needs to be promoted to attract and retain highly skilled staff.

NHS faces £20bn funding hole

Three leading think tanks have argued that the NHS faces a £20 billion funding hole, no matter which political party wins the general election.

NHS pressures force cancelled children’s ops

NHS figures have revealed that thousands of children’s operations are being cancelled each year as a result of bed, staff and equipment shortages.

15-year NHS retail deal agreed

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a new 15-year contract to Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Salford trust to create digital control centre

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is planning to build upon its GDE status and establish a digital control centre.


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