Nurses and midwives must continue leading digital revolution

Caron Swinscoe has marked International Nurses’ Day by encouraging nurses and midwives to continue to take the lead on digital revolution.

Sustained rise in heart and circulatory disease deaths

The number of people dying from heart and circulatory diseases before they reach 75 is on the rise for the first time in 50 years.

Brain cancer treatment aid now available

A new treatment aid will allow surgeons to identify areas of the brain affected by cancer more accurately, helping up to 2,000 patients a year.

Plans to tackle over-medication in care homes

NHS England has recruited a teams of experts to help prevent care home residents being given too many medicines and thereby cut hospital stays.

Priorities for local NHS research revealed

A consultation identifying priorities for local NHS research and innovation in different regional areas in England has published its findings.

Free bike hire prescription in Cardiff

As part of a new pilot scheme at GP surgeries in Cardiff, bike hire will be available for free on prescription for patients.

Lower price for MS drug paves way for approval

A new, lower price for a drug to treat a rarer form of multiple sclerosis in adults has paved the way for its approval by NICE.

Global recruitment strategy set to be launched

The NHS is about to start a global recruitment drive to recruit tens of thousands of foreign nurses over the next five years.

Government urged to sustainably fund public health

A number of signatories have called on the government to sustainably fund public health services.

Share of NHS funding should aid dementia patients

An Alzheimer’s Society report calling for a new £2.4 billion Dementia Fund has received backing from 68 cross party MPs.

Almost nine in ten GPs work part time

In its official response to Pulse’s workload survey, NHS England has highlighted that almost nine in 10 salaried GPs now work part time.

Workforce pressures remain despite nursing figures

Approximately 8,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now registered to work in the UK compared to 12 months ago.

Obesity a factor in 711,000 hospital admissions

Admissions to NHS hospitals where obesity was recorded as either a primary or secondary diagnosis increased by 15 per cent last year.

£2 million to boost NHS-wide leadership development

NHS England has funded a £2 million programme to assist 23 areas boost leadership development activities.

Sustained fall in GP numbers in UK

Analysis by the Nuffield Trust for the BBC has revealed that the NHS is seeing the first sustained fall in GP numbers in the UK for 50 years.

New digital innovation hubs get backing

Plans to transform the way scientists access health data are being backed by £37 million of government investment.

Headache-busting device receive funding

A medical device that can zap away excruciating headaches is to receive NHS England.

Tens of thousands of ambulance workers quit since 2010

New figures have shown that tens of thousands of ambulance workers have quit since the Conservatives came to power in 2010.

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