Health Minister Ben Gummer has warned that junior doctors will harm patients safety by withdrawing emergency care during the strikes next month.

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that using more cancer scans could spare hundreds of thousands of cancer patients from risky surgery.

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and campaign group Action on Sugar have warned that the amount of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies targeted at children is ‘unacceptably high’.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed it will be escalating the junior doctors’ strike action in England to include areas such as A&E and intensive care.

There is wide variation in the care received by women giving birth in hospitals across England, according to a new report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

The average daily salt consumption for adults in England has dropped 11 per cent over the last decade, according to new figures from Public Health England (PHE).

Public Health England has launched the fourth edition of Health Matters, a resource for health professionals and local government, which aims to inform of midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk.

The NHS is set to introduce a programme which aims to provide healthy-lifestyle support to people in England who are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

NHS England has published new guidance as part of a drive to halve the rate of still births across the country.

A confidential line for NHS staff in Scotland to raise concerns about practices within healthcare has been extended for a year.

Domestic workers and cleaners across four mental health facilities in London have staged a one day strike over pay conditions.

A study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, has found that autistic people die an average of 16 years earlier than others, prompting the charity Autistca to call upon the government to carry out more research on the condition.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has recommended that GPs could save both time and money if physiotherapists were enrolled to work in surgeries.

The health regulator Monitor has announced that chairs and chief executives from across the NHS are being brought together to advise NHS Improvement.

The government has declared that all of its major contracts with outsourcing company Atos will be reviewed after a damning report was published by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) claiming its GP data extraction system (GPES) was ’flawed’.

A survey conducted in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology study has found that people who cycle, walk, or catch the train are more likely to maintain a healthy, slim weight than commuters who travel by car.

A designated on-site GS1 project office has been opened at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to support the implementation of GS1 standards.

Health and care bodies across England have revealed the 44 ‘footprint’ areas that will be responsible for developing local Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).


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