‘All options’ open to boost vaccine uptake

Matt Hancock has claimed he is willing to look at ‘all options’ to boost England's vaccination levels, including compulsory immunisation.

£9 million to spot heart conditions earlier

A new £9 million programme to spot heart conditions earlier will save at least 200 lives and offer protection to thousands more.

Cancer services plunged into worst winter on record

NHS cancer services plunged into their worst winter on record as patients were left waiting weeks for treatment last year.

Infection concerns over Scotland’s hospital buildings

MSPs have raised concerns that Scotland's hospitals are not being built to a high enough standard to tackle infections.

Surge in stress-related illness in the NHS

There has been a surge in the amount of sick time needed by health staff as stress and anxiety amongst NHS workers rockets.

New Papworth hospital opens to patients

The Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed it is ready to accept its first patients at its new hospital in Cambridge.

Urine test could prevent cervical cancer

New research has indicated that urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer.

Faster access to pioneering treatments for patients

Improvements made to the Accelerated Access Collaborative will put the most promising medicines through the clinical development process faster.

Nursing crisis won’t be fixed without legislation

The Health and Social Care Select Committee has been informed that the current nurse staffing crisis in England won’t be fixed without legislation.

New deal to help eliminate hepatitis C

The NHS will find and cure tens of thousands more people with hepatitis C as part of a new, ground-breaking deal.

Royal College of GPs launches tech manifesto

A robust and joined-up IT system across the NHS needs to be prioritised before a technological 'revolution' in patient care can truly happen.

Nailsea Town Council

A digital health hub piloted in Nailsea has proved to be such a success that the NHS is scaling it up across England.

Fibre optic internet for hospitals and GP practices

Matt Hancock has announced plans to upgrade every hospital, GP practice and community care service to full fibre connectivity.

The EARTH SCAN project will look at how space technology could improve early detection and diagnosis of bowel cancer.

Bold proposal to secure the future of social care

Damian Green has released a comprehensive proposal to secure the future of social care, urging the need for sufficient funding.

Boost in mental health due to ‘sleep clinics’

An NHS pilot scheme to help vulnerable children improve their sleep patterns has delivered significant improvements to families’ health.

Delayed plan to merge hospital trusts must go ahead

Bedford Mayoral candidate Gianni Carofano has said that a delayed plan to merge Bedford with Luton & Dunstable hospitals must get the green light.

NHS could save £420,000 a year on breakfast products

Hospital trusts could get better deals on breakfast items and cut their bills by a third without compromising on the quality of food.


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