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Report claims new technology could save NHS billions

Report claims new technology could save NHS billions

A report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers claims that the rollout of mobile and digital technology could have saved the NHS more than £1 billion in the last five years, by enabling patients to leave hospital sooner.
Thomas appointed first UK Professor of kidney care at London South Bank University

Thomas appointed first UK Professor of kidney care at London South Bank University

Professor Nicola Thomas at London South Bank University (LSBU) has been appointed the first Professor of Kidney Care in the UK.

Medway Hospital removed from special measures

Medway Hospital has been removed from special measures after making major improvements to the services it offers patients.

NHS England could scrap prescriptions for ‘low value’ items

Low value prescription items may no longer be available on the NHS in England under plans which could save the organisation up to £400 million a year.
Elderly cancer patients let down by NHS services

Elderly cancer patients let down by NHS services

Elderly cancer patients are being let down by NHS services, according to research conducted by Leukaemia CARE.
Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells

Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells

Researchers from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow for more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.
Pancreatic cancer clinical trials to take place

Pancreatic cancer clinical trials to take place

A range of clinical trials aimed at developing new treatments for pancreatic cancer will get underway after a £10 million investment from Cancer Research UK.
Increase in young people being seen in hospital

Increase in young people being seen in hospital

The number of children and young people being seen in hospital emergency departments rose by more than 7.5% between 2014/15 and 2015/16.

Three NHS Trusts enter financial special measures

Three NHS Trusts have been put into financial special measures in an effort to help them meet their savings plans.

NHS Providers warns Trusts will struggle to deliver in 2017/18

The boss of NHS Providers has warned that what is currently being asked of NHS Trusts in the coming financial year is well beyond reach.
Government sets out objectives for NHS England

Government sets out objectives for NHS England

The Department of Health has published the government’s mandate to NHS England for 2017/18.
NHS whistleblowers to be protected under new rules

NHS whistleblowers to be protected under new rules

The Government has set out plans that will allow NHS whistleblowers better protection if they seek re-employment in the health service.
AAGBI wants change in culture around night shift working

AAGBI wants change in culture around night shift working

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) has called for a change in culture around night shift working.
Safety of maternity services under threat

Safety of maternity services under threat

The safety of NHS maternity services is under threat, according to a new report from the Royal College of Midwives (RcM).

Physicians worried about patient safety

A new survey from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) shows that 74% of physicians are worried about the ability of their service to deliver safe patient care in the next 12 months.
Plans for more undergraduate medical education places unveiled

Plans for more undergraduate medical education places unveiled

An extra 1,500 doctors a year will be trained in England under plans unveiled by the Department of Health.
Kings Fund report: NHS financial pressures impacting on patient care

Kings Fund report: NHS financial pressures impacting on patient care

The financial pressures facing the NHS are continuing to affect patient care, according to a new report by The King’s Fund.
ABN concerned over hospitals lack of access to neurologists

ABN concerned over hospitals lack of access to neurologists

A new report from the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) has revealed that one in five UK hospitals only have access to neurologists on three or fewer days per week.
NICE: Treat sepsis within an hour

NICE: Treat sepsis within an hour

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called on hospital staff to treat people with life-threatening sepsis symptoms within one hour.
Budget 2017: £2bn to be spent on social care

Budget 2017: £2bn to be spent on social care

Chancellor Philip Hammond claimed the Conservatives “are the party of the NHS” as he announced an extra £2 billion for social care in yesterday’s (8 March) Budget.

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