Five million people in Britain are at risk of developing type two diabetes due to increasing levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles, warns Public Health England (PHE).

NHS staff will be forced to declare all gifts and hospitality received from drug companies or face prosecution and the possibility of jail time, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

NHS England has announced that it will keep Grimsby GP practice with from closing, despite its latest CQC inadequate rating.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called for a cut back on unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics to help tackle the rise in antibiotic resistance.

Diabetes UK has warned that the number of diabetes cases in the UK has risen by 60 per cent over the last decade, putting added pressure on the NHS.

Patients should be allowed to register with any CCG in the country and GP practice boundaries should be disposed of, according to a new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) think tank.

The number of prescriptions for diabetes drugs has risen by 75 per cent over the last decade and now account for approximately ten per cent of the NHS primary care prescribing bill.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched a pilot project to analyse how integrated health and care services are in local areas.

The College of Paramedics (COP) has said that the NHS is becoming increasingly reliant on private ambulances to cope with rising demand.

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), which provides medical indemnity to healthcare workers, has said that 2014 saw a record number of claims made against healthcare professionals.

An £18 million fund for medical innovation has been launched by the Medical Research Centre (MRC) and Innovate UK to support companies and universities to develop new technology to tackle major health problems.

GPs and pharmacists have been invited to register for a series of webinars to explain more about the £15 million ‘clinical pharmacists in general practice’ pilot scheme.

A new report published by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has called for radical changes to the regulatory framework for health and social care, claiming it is out of date, over complicated and too expensive.

A number of hospitals and health trusts in England have been told by Monitor to examine their financial plans, which have been deemed ‘unaffordable’.

The government will invest £143 million to improve children’s mental health services in England, which is a reduction from the £250 million that was expected.

A new private hospital is to become the first in the UK to offer proton beam therapy for cancer patients.

New draft guidelines have been released by NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services that are designed to improve the care of people with learning disabilities and shift services away from hospital care towards community settings.

New draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) outlines that decisions on end of life care should be made by a team of doctors and that patients should be given more support.


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