Polio detected in East London sewage works

Investigations are underway after several closely-related viruses were found in sewage samples taken between February and May.

Moderna to open UK vaccine research and manufacturing centre

mRNA Innovation and Technology Centre will be developing vaccines for respiratory diseases including COVID-19

BCS report advocates the creation of a 'clinical satnav'

Better computerised advice for routine medical decisions will solve problems such as over-prescription of antibiotics, says IT body.

SECAmb responds to damning CQC inspection report

Bullying, harassment and inappropriate sexualised behaviour at the Trust were not addressed and became normalised behaviours, says Care Quality Commission

UKHSA publishes monkeypox vaccination strategy

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has recommended that some gay and bisexual men at higher risk of exposure to monkeypox should be offered vaccines.

The government is investing up to £3m to close the gaps between university, NHS, and mental health services

New approach diagnoses Alzheimer’s with a single scan

The new approach requires just one MRI brain scan taken on a standard 1.5 Tesla machine

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to implement changes to close the gender health gap.

The UKHSA has published an update on the UK-wide investigations into a rise in cases of sudden onset hepatitis in children

Sickle cell awareness campaign launched

A new NHS training programme will aim to help staff better understand the condition, which affects up to 15,000 people in the UK.

Medical Support Worker role expanded

The Medical Support Worker role is a path to support those with several years of clinical experience into a medical career in the NHS.

Inflation busting pay rise needed to avert staff crisis, says Union survey

A survey of NHS staff has revealed that four out of five NHS health workers would quit the NHS over widespread concerns about their pay.

Vaccine Taskforce to merge with UKHSA and OLS

From October, the vaccine supply responsibilities of the VTF will move to UKHSA to establish a permanent function.

Pharmacies funded to spot early cancer signs

From this month, roaming liver trucks will also start to offer on the spot scans for people most at risk of getting liver cancer.

RCEM report shows 'staggering' A&E waiting times

More than 1,000 patients are spending longer than 12 hours in A&E departments every day, a new Royal College of Emergency Medicine report suggests.

Siobhan Melia appointed SECAmb Interim chief exec

Melia will be seconded from her current role as Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and will start work on 12 July 2022.

New data strategy promises greater access to GP records

Ambitious reforms for the health and care sector are set to be announced as the Department for Health and Social Care prepares to publish its New Data Strategy

The service offers patients an appointment up to three times longer than a standard GP appointment and can come in the form a consultation, treatment, peer support, or give a referral.

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