If Britain votes to leave the European Union (EU) on the 23 June referendum it could be ‘very dangerous’ for the health service, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has warned.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and CommonTime have collaborated to create an electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) app which has been made freely availably on the App Store and Google Play.

According to Pulse, GPs in England are moving to Scotland after acknowledging that indemnity costs make up one third of what they would pay working full time in England.

New figures obtained by BBC News and Community Care magazine have revealed that almost 5,500 mental health patients in England were forced to travel away from their home to receive treatment, due to a lack of beds.

NHS Improvement is set to unveil the deficit figures for England, covering the 2014-15 year.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has expressed concerns that it would face an ‘uphill struggle’ to convince junior doctors to accept the new contract which has been agreed with ministers after conciliation talks.

The British Medical Association (BMA) and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt have reached an agreement over the junior doctors contract, which have caused a large conflict between the two parties over recent months.

Jane Cummings, England’s chief nursing officer (CNO), is set to unveil a new framework for nurses, midwives and care workers, to drive care profession forward and reduce unwarranted variation in health and care provision.

Age UK has cautioned that the number of carers in their 80s or older has increased in the last seven years.

According to a Lancet study, the ‘pay for performance’ system in practice at some practices has worsened patient care and increased the death risks for some conditions.

The number teenagers self-poisoning has risen over the last few years, renewing concerns over youth mental health.

Expanding the skills of existing NHS staff, including nurses, community and support staff, is the best way to develop the capacity of the health service, according to a new report from the Nuffield Trust.

The British Medical Association has raised concerns that under-resourced doctors are being penalised, highlighting a pattern where practices with higher funding per person receive netter inspection ratings.

A partnership to develop Britain’s largest 3D surgical endoscopy installation has been agreed in a bid to improve efficiency in surgery.

The government and the British Medical Association (BMA) have extended their talks to reach a deal over the imposition of the junior doctor’s contracts.

According to a survey carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society, significant numbers of people delay visiting their GP to seek a diagnosis for dementia, by up to a year.

New research published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has recommended that £500 million of NHS funding should be earmarked to provide mental health professionals for every school in England.

NHS data has shown that the waiting period for cancelled operations has hit a 10-year high in England.


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