Research by King’s College London has found that carrying out a blood test could help doctors pick the most suitable drug for patients suffering with depression.

Four practices in Brighton and Hove which serve over 10,000 patients are due to close, after having their funding stopped following a review of PMS contracts.

A new mental health service, ChatHealth, has been launched for school pupils in Cumbria.

Delays in releasing elderly patients from hospital could continue for up to five years, NHS England has warned.

General practice in Northern Ireland is ‘on the edge of a full-blown crisis’, a survey by the British Medical Association (BMA) has suggested.

The Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey has found that the majority of cancer patients in Scotland were positive about the care they had received.

According to a survey carried out by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), two thirds of nurses would not have studied to join the profession if they were unable to receive a bursary for their tuition fees and living costs.

According to a global review of anxiety disorders, more research is needed to help raise awareness of the condition, which it says is more common then previously thought.

Pulse has reported that numerous GPs are facing hundreds of complaints to the General Medical Council (GMC) concerning their prescriptions.

All upfront payments for the training of medics should be scrapped and replaced with student loans, think tank Civitas has recommended.

The BMA is calling on the government of offer greater clarity over proposed plans for extended weekend opening for GP practices.

NHS England has released new guidance to support doctors to reduce the over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs to patients with learning disabilities.

The new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) will only succeed if its independence is guaranteed by law, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has advised.

Black or minority ethnic (BME) staff are more likely to face harassment, bullying or abuse compared to white staff across the NHS, according to the results of a new survey.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) has released new research that suggests patients diagnosed with the disease are facing long waits for specialist treatment.

NHS England has reiterated that it will not fund Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment, which is used to stop the viral transmission of HIV.

The chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service has resigned after a controversial trial that delayed response to a number of calls.

Some mental health services across England are failing children with life-threatening conditions, according to data collected by the Children’s Commissioner.


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