Too many children in England are being are 'unnecessarily' being admitted to mental health hospitals.

Good will of nurses being abused, warns RCN

With one in nine nursing posts currently unfilled, the Royal College of Nursing is calling for safe staffing levels to be enshrined.

Use digital for long term condition management

A report has called for better digital access among individuals with long-term conditions, including through social prescribing of digital skills.

Plans for partnership working outlined for Croydon

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and NHS Croydon CCG are to continue their partnership working to strengthen future services.

NHS accused of breaking recruitment rules

The Telegraph says the health service is targeting medics from developing countries which are supposed to be protected by ethical codes.

Screening call urged after rise in bowel cancer rise

More young people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer, prompting calls to lower the screening age.

Experts seek compulsory vaccination for measles

Voluntary programmes for measles vaccination in the UK will not be enough to curb outbreaks in the coming decades, say researchers.

Blood deliveries face disruption due to courier strike

A TDL workers strike could potentially disrupt emergency blood deliveries to a number of large hospitals.

£75 million investment in fight against cancer

The ICR is to invest an initial £75 million in creating a global centre of expertise to 'outsmart' cancer and improve cure rates.

Those with dementia living alone set to double

The number of people living alone with dementia in the UK is expected to double to around 240,000 by 2039.

Norfolk and Norwich remains in 'special measures'

The CQC has recommended that Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust remain in special measures.

NHS 111 online hits one million triages

NHS Digital has revealed that NHS 111 online has been used more than one million times since its launch in December 2017.

Treatment funded for rare muscle-wasting condition

NHS England will provide a promising new treatment which can prolong the lives of children with a rare genetic condition.

Two-fold difference in mental health spend across England

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, it has been revealed that there is nearly a two-fold difference in mental health spending across England.

NHS organisations offered discounted access to cloud services

NHS Digital has reached an agreement to provide NHS organisations with discounted access to VWware Cloud on Amazon Web Services.

1.7 million to see NHS fines overturned

The NHS estimates that it lost around £212 million in 2017-18 from people incorrectly claiming exemption from prescription and dental charges.

Funding to reduce radiotherapy side-effects for prostate cancer

An innovation that can reduce the side-effects of radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients by over 70 per cent is set to be rolled out across the NHS.

NHS staffing crisis deepening due to 'crippling' fees

More than 500 doctors from outside the EU have voiced their concerns at being charged thousands of pounds a year for visas.


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