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NHS To Launch Young People’s Gambling Addiction Service

Posted On: 23/06/2019

The first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The ground-breaking move comes amid growing concern that the scourge of problem gambling is being fuelled ... read the rest »

Heat-health watch alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

Posted On: 21/06/2019

Issued at 11.51am on Friday 21 June 2019 There is a 70% probability of heat health criteria being met between 8am on Tuesday and 8am on Thursday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in h... read the rest »

One in three people will benefit from faster and more convenient health and...

Posted On: 20/06/2019

NHS confirms integrated care systems to serve more than 20 million One in three people in England, 21 million, are set to further benefit from improved health and care, as three new areas were today announced as ‘integrated care systems‘ (ICS). The North Eas... read the rest »

Thousands more to ‘survive and thrive’ after stroke thanks to ...

Posted On: 20/06/2019

Rolling out expert stroke teams across the country as part of the NHS Long Term Plan will ensure thousands more people ‘survive and thrive’, England’s top doctor announced today. Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical director, revealed that t... read the rest »

Top surgeon appointed first NHS clinical director for violence reduction

Posted On: 19/06/2019

The NHS has appointed its first clinical director for violence reduction to help prevent stabbings and other violent crime. Martin Griffiths, a lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in London, has spent the past decade visiting schools to lecture on the dangers of carr... read the rest »

NHS prepares to fast-track ‘game changing’ cancer drugs that t...

Posted On: 18/06/2019

The NHS is preparing to fast-track the introduction of ‘game changing’ new cancer drugs that target tumours according to their genetic make-up rather than where they originate in the body, Simon Stevens will announce today. The revolutionary treatments â... read the rest »

NHS saves Cornwall surgery

Posted On: 11/06/2019

The story of a Cornish fishing town’s hunt for a new family doctor has a happy ending after health chiefs stepped in. Locals in the picturesque port of Mevagissey faced losing their GP surgery after GP Dr Kathy James handed in her notice. Their hunt for a replace... read the rest »

NHS sets out ‘care for young carers’ offer in GP surgeries

Posted On: 10/06/2019

NHS England has outlined a series of practical plans and actions designed to help young carers who may be ‘hidden’, unpaid and under the age of sixteen. Coinciding with the health theme day of Carers Week, from Tuesday (June 11) family doctors across the co... read the rest »

Dozens of NHS staff awarded honours in Queen’s Birthday list

Posted On: 07/06/2019

The head of the hospital which treated victims of the Salisbury nerve agent attacks joins nurses, psychiatrists, cancer specialists and family doctors among more than 30 local and national NHS workers recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The NHSâ€... read the rest »

Nearly three quarters of a million patients set to benefit from world-leadi...

Posted On: 05/06/2019

3D heart modelling to rapidly diagnose coronary disease and an advanced blood test which can cut the time it takes to rule-out a heart attack by 75% are among a raft of technological innovations being introduced for patients across the NHS. New innovations have already ... read the rest »