Prescription changes to free up millions of pounds for frontline care

NHS England has agreed plans to save hundreds of millions of pounds every year by recommending low value treatments no longer be provided on the NHS.

Mental health statistics include children for first time

A breakdown of statistics on young people who have been referred for mental health treatment in England has been published by NHS Digital.

NHS to ration care access for extra funding

NHS bosses are to meet to discuss plans to ration and delay patients’ access to care in hopes to be given extra funding.

NHS stroke care has ‘significantly improved’, study finds

Patients are receiving significantly improved NHS stroke care, an independent report has revealed.

New website helps spot bowel cancer risks

New research at the University of Plymouth has led to the creation of a new website to help families at high risk of bowel cancer spot the signs.

Digital health for 3 million people

A number of NHS trusts have made a formal agreement to collaborate on digital health services for the benefit of their patients.

Mostly good experiences of hospital care, report shows

A national survey has shown that most children and young people report good experiences of hospital care.

Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust ‘requires improvement’

CQC has published a report following up on the findings of previous inspections of Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust in 2015.

New ways to diagnose and manage asthma

New tests to help diagnose asthma and a change in how medicines are offered can help people take control of their asthma, NICE says.

New blood donation rules applied

Changes to the rules on blood donation in England have now come into force, meaning that more people can donate blood.

Obesity warning due to heart disease concerns

British men are the most obese across Europe, leading to worries over an increase in deaths from heart disease and strokes in the UK.

Warning over 50-year high for scarlet fever cases

New research has shown that more than 17,000 cases of scarlet fever were reported in 2016, marking its highest level in England for 50 years.

Health minister says nursing staff deserve fairer pay

Health Minister Philip Dunne has responded to a Royal College of Nursing letter by saying that nursing staff deserve a fair pay package.

Hunt pledges better action on baby deaths

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has sad that the NHS must learn from its mistakes to cut the number of baby deaths and injuries in childbirth.

Dynamic Purchasing System to give simple access to HSCN services

NHS Digital and CCS have created a new DPS to give providers a simple and convenient access to companies that supply HSCN services.

New cyber security service to boost NHS protection

NHS Digital has announced a £20 million project to boost its ability to support the NHS with its data security.