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CQC report finds general practices are performing well

Analysis of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England has found that almost 90% of general practices in England have been rated as ‘good’, making this the highest performing sector the Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates.

One million Brits blighted by avoidable sight loss

Eye health experts have provided a stark warning that a million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss which is severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives.
New test for meningitis

New test for meningitis

A new test for meningitis which provides a diagnosis within an hour is being used in Worcestershire’s hospitals.

Trust playing lead role in trial for earlier detection of osteoporosis

Clinicians at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are leading a €1.6m trial for earlier detection of osteoporosis.
Health Secretary sets out digital challenge to NHS

Health Secretary sets out digital challenge to NHS

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has challenged the NHS to deliver digital services nationwide.

New bill to improve patient safety

A safety organisation has been given new legal powers to investigate serious patient safety incidents in the NHS in England, under plans laid before parliament.

Drive to prevent heart attacks and strokes

The NHS, working with Public Health England (PHE), has announced a new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes.

NHS shortcomings driving patients to private healthcare

A major new report highlights the rapid growth in the self-pay private healthcare care market.

RCS warns NHS could face tough winter

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned that hospitals and local authorities must work together to improve handover of patients.

Rise in number of written complaints about NHS

There were 208,400 written complaints received by the NHS during 2016/172 – up 4.9% on the previous year, NHS Digital figures show.

Improvements needed in hip fracture treatment

Data released by The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) shows that two in five patients are not receiving all of the recommended elements of a hip fracture programme that represent ‘best practice’.

Harland Simon joins GS1 Ireland

Harland Simon, a leading provider of RFID-based solutions for the healthcare sector, has announced participation in the GS1 Ireland Solution Provider Programme.
UK government announces measures to help fight sepsis

UK government announces measures to help fight sepsis

The Department of Health has announced new measures to help combat sepsis.

£13m funding to help hospital A&Es prepare for winter

The Department of Health has announced £13 million extra funding for emergency care, with 19 hospitals set to benefit.

Public recognise staffing crisis in the NHS

The NHS has too few nurses to provide safe patient care according to a poll completed by members of the public.

NAO wants more done to manage costs of clinical negligence in Trusts

The Government needs to take a stronger and more integrated approach if it is to rein in the increasing cost of clinical negligence claims across the health and justice systems, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
New global surgical research unit launched

New global surgical research unit launched

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded £7 million to the universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick to establish a joint research unit focused on developing global surgical research.

Study highlights concerns over regulation of standards in nursing

A London South Bank University (LSBU) study highlights the need for greater regulation of standards and qualifications within nursing.

Roll-out for new electronic patient record system

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has implemented a new electronic patient record computer system.
NHS facing ‘worst winter’ without £350m bailout

NHS facing ‘worst winter’ without £350m bailout

Hospital chiefs have warned that patient safety will be put at risk this winter if the NHS does not receive a £350 million emergency bailout.

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