Funding shortages put smoke free 2030 target at risk

Action on Smoking and Health has argued that the government’s smokefree 2030 target is at risk because of a lack of funding for tobacco control.

Welsh cancer clinic sees huge cuts in waiting times

A new cancer clinic designed to quickly diagnose cancer has reduced waiting times by up to 92 per cent in its first year.

Requires Improvement for East Suffolk and North Essex

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has found improvements are needed at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Lack of communications training posing risk to NHS trusts

New research has revealed the potential risk to NHS trusts if hospital staff continue to shun communication solutions.

Heart disease drug available for NHS patients

The introduction of inclisiran on the NHS has been approved, providing the potential to save up to 30,000 lives over the next 10 years.

Elderly urged to change approach to mental ill health

A new campaign has been launched to encourage older people to access treatment for mental health conditions.

£6bn NHS backlog on infrastructure spending

The NHS is missing out on tens of millions of pounds from housing developers because councils are failing to ask for the funds.

Patient feedback not benefiting service improvement

The NHS is spending millions encouraging patients to give feedback but the information gained is not being used effectively to improve services.

Air quality-related heart attacks could exceed 160,000 by 2030

Heart and circulatory disease deaths attributed to particulate matter air pollution could exceed 160,000 over the next decade in the UK.

20,000 patients miss GP appointments each day

More than one million people fail to turn up to appointments at GP surgeries every month, at a cost of more than £200 million a year.

Same-day appointments with local pharmacists

Over 100,000 patients have had appointments with expert pharmacists in the last 10 weeks, relieving pressure on GPs and A&E departments.

Major investment key to cancer survival improvement

UCL warns that the UK will fall even further behind other wealthy nations for lung cancer survival rates without major investment.

Two tier system creates 35 per cent gender pay gap

Female GPs earn an average of £40,000 a year less than their male colleagues – one of the worst gender pay gaps for any profession.

Mental health workforce is at breaking point

A survey of mental health care professionals has laid bare the terrible impact of a shortage of mental health staff in the face of rising demand.

CQC rates BHRUT as Requires Improvement

The Care Quality Commission has rated Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust as Requires Improvement.

One in four young people with mental health referral 'rejected'

A quarter of children and young people referred to mental health services in England last year were not accepted for treatment.

Unfair treatment affecting many SAS and LE doctors

A GMC survey has sound that SAS and LE doctors have been bullied, undermined or harassed at work in the last year.

Winter weather causes longer A&E waits

Growing pressures at hospitals across the NHS over the last month have led to long delays for patients seeking emergency care.

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