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Annual NHS cancer checks top two million for the first time

Posted On: 22/04/2019

For the first time last year, the NHS in England carried out more than two million checks on people who feared they might have cancer. In 2018, patients underwent a record 2.2 million cancer checks following urgent referral by their GP, almost 6,000 a day or more than f... read the rest »

Staff praised as NHS productivity grows more than twice as fast as wider ec...

Posted On: 21/04/2019

A new study by health experts has shown that the productivity of the NHS has improved almost two and a half times as fast than the wider economy over the last 12 years, meaning more care and treatments for patients and better value for taxpayers. According to the Univer... read the rest »

NHS England to fund pioneering new brain surgery for children who are deaf

Posted On: 20/04/2019

Pioneering brain surgery that allows children who are deaf to experience the sensation of hearing for the first time is being made routinely available, NHS England announced today. Two highly specialist teams at hospitals in Manchester and London will perform Auditory B... read the rest »

Thousands more set to get help as NHS rolls out mental health job coaches

Posted On: 19/04/2019

NHS England has announced a major expansion of a landmark scheme designed to help tens of thousands of patients with serious mental health problems who want to work, to find employment. The voluntary scheme, known as Individual Placement and Support (IPS), is being roll... read the rest »

NHS on hand this bank holiday as DIY injuries increase

Posted On: 18/04/2019

DIY enthusiasts have been urged to take care this Easter as NHS figures show hundreds of admissions to hospital after an accident with a power tool. There were almost 4,800 admissions to hospital wards for injuries from drills and other power tools in just 12 months, ac... read the rest »

NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common – 28 March 2019

Posted On: 16/04/2019

The next NHS England and NHS Improvement Board meeting will take place on Thursday 28 March 2019 from approximately 2.00pm at Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, SE1 6LH. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing england.boardattendanc... read the rest »

NHS Assembly announced to help deliver the Long Term Plan

Posted On: 16/04/2019

A neonatal intensive care nurse, a GP who champions work with community groups and prominent disability and learning disability advocates are among people from across the country appointed to a new forum which will support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. Building on... read the rest »

Patients on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme lose almost 60,000kg b...

Posted On: 16/04/2019

Patients who have completed the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) have lost almost 60,000kg between them. New figures show that the 17,000 people who attended most of the healthy living sessions lost an average of 3.4kg, over one kilogram more than original... read the rest »

Specialist mental health support for new mums available in every part of En...

Posted On: 16/04/2019

New and expectant mothers across the country can now access specialist mental health care in the area where they live, NHS England announced today. The landmark rollout of specialist perinatal community services across the whole of England, means that mums and mums-to-b... read the rest »

‘Bowen Bounce’ prompts thousands to seek NHS bowel cancer advice

Posted On: 16/04/2019

A top doctor has praised BBC news editor Jeremy Bowen for raising awareness of bowel cancer, saying his actions will help save lives, after the number of people seeking information on the disease from the official NHS website almost trebled. Celia Ingham-Clark, Medical ... read the rest »