Interim findings from a UK-wide evaluation of nursing services have suggested that the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) set of standards are in need of updating.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has proposed that its ratings system should be adopted across all health and social care providers and management organisations.

Leads City Council has revealed its latest round of cuts, which are set to total a reduction of almost £8m, leading GP practices in the area to worry they will ‘struggle to cope’.

NHS England is set to create 100,000 apprenticeships across the country by 2020, following the government’s drive to make 2.3 per cent of workers in the public sector apprentices.

Figures obtained by a freedom of information (FoI) request, submitted by the Liberal Democrats, has revealed over 8,000 serious incidents were reported by mental health trusts in England last year, a 33 per cent increase since 2013.

Home Office minister Mike Penning has advised that emergency services such as the police, fire and ambulance services should share control rooms to improve their response to 999 calls.

Patients diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer will now have immediate access to life extending chemotherapy drug docetaxel, NHS England has confirmed.

The amount the NHS is spending on agency midwives increased by over 75 per cent from 2012 to 2014, according to figures from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

NHS England has announced a new drive to trial schemes to modernise how the NHS delivers its services, that will improve patient care.

A Pulse survey has found GP indemnity costs to have increased by 26 per cent, suggesting the fees have spiralled ‘out of control’.

A report by the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has found prescriptions for alzheimer’s have increased from 502,000 in 2004 to over three million in 2014, increasing six-fold.

A report conducted by the Public Account Committee has denounced the Department of Health (DoH) and NHS England for being ‘too slow’ to act in preventing and treating diabetes.

The first cancer patients have been recruited to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project in England.

A new electronic document system is set to be rolled out across the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, replacing paper charts with tablet computers.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has condemned proposed plans that could see a large rise in regulatory fees for GP practices and NHS Trusts.

A study led by researchers from Imperial College London has found that getting more practices to offer after-school appointments would ‘cut unneces

Figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has found that the growth in list sizes has accelerated, with the average practice list increasing by 2.3 per cent from April 2015.

NHS Improvement has declared it will ‘disrupt' agency spend and impose tighter controls on temporary staffing agencies in a bid to reduce its financial strain on the health service, which is on track to hit £4 billion this year.


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