20,000 drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer

Reluctance to attend hospital tests and come forward about symptoms could be contributing to delays in lung cancer diagnosis.

NHS staff need time to recover, or will leave

The NHS Confederation has warned that the NHS risks losing thousands of staff unless they are given the time and space to recover from the pandemic.

New UK Health Security Agency established

A new UK Health Security Agency to plan for, prevent and respond to external health threats will be led by Dr Jenny Harries.

Future exodus of health workforce without pay rise

Labour is highlighting the shocking numbers of healthcare staff leaving the profession, as they continue their efforts to secure a pay rise for NHS staff.

NHS salaries have fallen by up to 32 per cent

New analysis released ahead of NHS pay debate in Westminster Hall claims that NHS salaries have fallen by up to 32 per cent.

Fast-tracked med tech should be on par with pharmaceuticals

The system for introducing new medical technologies into the NHS is complex, crowded, and difficult to manage, says new report.

First national digital eye care patient record system

Over £8.5 million is to be invested to create a new Electronic Patient Record and digital Electronic Referral system for eye care in Wales.

Pay campaign for ‘Fairness for the Frontline’ launched

The BMA has launched the ‘Fairness for the Frontline' campaign, demanding a fair pay rise for tens of thousands of the most highly skilled hospital doctors.

Dexamethasone saves a million lives worldwide

Dexamethasone has saved around one million lives worldwide since its discovery as an effective treatment for coronavirus in a clinical trial in the NHS.

1.5 million potential years of life lost to coronavirus in UK

New analysis from the Health Foundation has revealed the ‘devastating’ scale of loss in the pandemic, with UK response ‘falling short in key areas’.  

NHS open to help abuse victims

Women who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual assault are being urged to contact the NHS for support..

ICSs rolled out across the country from next month

NHS England has announced that patients will have better, more joined up care as Integrated Care Systems are rolled out across the country from next month.

Record week for NHS vaccination programme

A record 636,219 Covid jabs were recorded in England on 19 March capping off a bumper week, says NHS England.

Pandemic has left the health service running on empty

The BMA has warned that doctors must be allowed to rest and recuperate from the exhaustion of working throughout the pandemic.

Urgent action needed to stamp out racism in NHS

The Royal College of Midwives has told the TUC Black Workers Conference that urgent action is needed to stamp out racism in the NHS.

University aims to pandemic-proof the NHS supply chain

A platform to help the NHS order essential supplies from low-risk suppliers could ease future shortages like those experienced in the first wave of the pandemic.

Welsh care staff to benefit from bonus payment

The Welsh Government will fund a bonus payment for NHS and social care staff to recognise their extraordinary contribution during the pandemic.

NHS Louisa Jordan to close at end of the month

NHS Louisa Jordan, set up to support Scotland’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, is to close on 31 March.

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