Majority of women at-risk of breast cancer decline drugs

Nearly nine out of 10 women at risk of developing breast cancer reject a preventative treatment that could cut the chances of it forming.

Lack of proper investment risks GP service collapse

The BMA has reiterated the need for proper funding for general practice, saying the service risks collapsing if current pressures are not addressed

Citizens’ Assembly  to consider best way to fund social care

The Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, commissioned by Parliament, will work together to consider the best way to fund adult social care.

Great opportunity to use technology in nursing

NHS Digital's Chief Nurse says there is a great opportunity to use technology to accelerate the contribution community nurses make to patient care.

EPR link has gone live in UK first

A project which links the EPR systems at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live.

NHS Bursary to continue in Wales

Vaughan Gething has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019.

New measures for children living with alcoholic parents

New plans to provide children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support has been announced by Jeremy Hunt.

Rise in sexual assaults on ambulance staff

The number of frontline ambulance staff being sexually assaulted at work has almost trebled in the last five years.

GP pilot success for e-traffic light system

A pilot system has proven successful in making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients.

IT and funding shortfalls threatens NHS Genomics

Digital infrastructure delays and reduced training budgets are holding back the deployment of the UK’s world-leading genomics capabilities in the NHS.

Automated children sepsis screening in Nottingham

Nottingham Children’s Hospital has become the first children’s service in the UK to have electronic sepsis screening of its patients.

Healthcare assistants expected to do nurses’ work

A survey has revealed that, despite not having adequate training or proper supervision, healthcare assistants are being expected to do the work of nurses.

Managers recruited faster than doctors and nurses

BBC analysis of official figures has revealed that English hospitals have recruited managers at a higher rate than doctors and nurses.

Pumping donated livers increased operation success

Keeping donated livers alive in a normothermic perfusion machine prior to transplants increases the chances of a successful operation.

Streamlined approach to care across Cumbria

Two Cumbrian trusts have announced that they will begin sharing one joint public board meeting to work towards enhancing services.

Disappointing decline in CQC rating for Dudley Group

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Requires Improvement following inspections into five core services by the CQC.

Maternal mental health services care lacking

Pregnant women and new mothers in a quarter of the UK still cannot access lifesaving specialist perinatal mental health services.

Mental health not to be a meaningless label

Patients need a mental health diagnosis to be useful and would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face.

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Event Diary

Exclusive research from the Public Sector Show 2018 takes the temperature of over 700 UK public servants, giving a picture of their views on the health of the nation’s public services.