The Functional Gut Clinic granted UKAS accreditation

The Functional Gut Clinic granted UKAS accreditation

The Functional Gut Clinic has become the first gastrointestinal organisation to be granted UKAS accreditation under the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) programme.

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Under 40s receive the worst routine diabetes care

Under 40s receive the worst routine diabetes care

New figures show that diabetes patients aged under 40 receive fewer vital checks and less often hit treatment targets than older age groups.
Mental health services investment plans

Mental health services investment plans

The NHS in England is to invest a further £120 million over the next two years on improving mental health services. The investment comes as part of a five-year ambition that will see new waiting times, standards and early intervention services introduced, helping to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health services.
Acute heart failure: new guidance

Acute heart failure: new guidance

Acute heart failure is the leading cause of hospital admission in people over 65, and accounts for more than 67,000 people being admitted to hospital in England each year. All people admitted to hospital with suspected acute heart failure should receive treatment from a dedicated specialist heart failure team.
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Can we get to zero?

Can we get to zero?

The Infection Prevention Society annual conference discussed the latest issues affecting public health and patient safety. This year, the event took place in Glasgow, offering an opportunity to shed light on Scotland’s initiatives to reduce heathcare-associated infection, as well as best practice from across the UK. One of the key questions debated included: can we get to zero? LOUISE FRAMPTON reports.
Mind the funding gap

Mind the funding gap

NHS England estimates that the gap in NHS funding will hit £30 billion by 2021 while, in the short term, new figures show that 80% of acute Trusts reported a deficit – prompting intense debate over the need for increased investment and transformational change.
Speeding up respiratory infection diagnosis

Speeding up respiratory infection diagnosis

SUZANNE CALLANDER reports on the benefits offered by the use of a molecular assay technique to identify respiratory viruses.
Childhood cancer: options must improve

Childhood cancer: options must improve

There is a growing call for the development of childhood cancer treatments to come into line with those of adult cancers. To allow this to happen, current loopholes in the EU Paediatric Regulation need to be tightened. SUZANNE CALLANDER reports.
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