NHS England annual assessment published

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has published his annual assessment of NHS England for 2017 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019.

Stellar line-up of speakers confirmed for AfPP Residential Conference

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has revealed a stellar line-up of speakers and exhibitors for its new-look Residential Conference, due to be held between 8 and 11 August at York University.

NHS staff brave record temperatures to help patients keep cool

As Britain bakes under record-breaking heat, the health service’s chief executive has paid tribute to staff going above and beyond to keep people safe and healthy.

Surgeons say new guidelines to curb remote prescribing of dermal fillers don’t go far enough

New guidance from the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) on the remote prescription of medication for non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, has raised some concern from surgeons.

NHS must take urgent steps to defend against hackers, warns White Paper

A new White Paper on NHS cyber security warns that the NHS remains vulnerable to cyber-attack, and must take urgent steps to defend against threats which could risk the safety of patients.

Brexit: What happens if the supply of treatments or devices is limited?

A leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals has provided advice in relation to concerns about access to drugs and medical devices, should the UK leave with ‘no deal’.

New appointment aims to help make the NHS the ‘best place to work’

NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced the appointed of Professor Em Wilkinson-Brice to the role of deputy chief people officer.

Partnership will fund new research into preventing healthcare-associated infections

The University of Newcastle has partnered with global infection control specialist GAMA Healthcare to help fund new research into preventing and controlling infections in health and care settings.

Sheffield consultant chosen as regional diabetes champion

A consultant who specialises in the treatment of diabetes has been selected as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in the area.

£10,000 donated to Melanoma UK

As part of a syndicated project with patient support charity Melanoma UK, digital health company Vitaccess is donating £10,000 towards an Adamo Horus HS800 mole mapper for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Young people among those set to benefit from lifesaving heart op as part of the NHS Long Term Plan

Thousands of people are set to benefit from an innovative new heart procedure to prevent strokes in younger people.

Poole Hospital the first NHS Trust to use helium free MR technology

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the first UK hospital to introduce a new kind of scanner, the Philips Ingenia Ambition X 1.5T MR - the UK’s first MR system to enable helium-free operations.

Queen opens new Royal Papworth Hospital

The Queen formally opened the new Royal Papworth Hospital as part of her day of engagements in Cambridge.

NHS survey says nine out of 10 patients have ‘confidence and trust’ in general practice staff

Nine out of 10 patients have “confidence and trust” in their family doctor as well as other general practice staff such as nurses and pharmacists, according to new research.

Operating theatre practitioner launches petition to ban ‘smoking’ in theatres

A woman, who has worked in operating theatres for over 30 years, has launched a petition to protect thousands of healthcare workers who are exposed to a toxic smoke plume produced during surgery.

NHS rolls out staff retention scheme as part of the Long Term Plan

A scheme that has helped keep more than 1000 nurses, midwives and other clinicians in the NHS will be rolled out to cover staff working in general practice as well as hospitals, according to NHS England.

Grant awarded for study into clinical decision-making for mesothelioma patients

National charity, Mesothelioma UK, has awarded a grant for £25,000 for research that explores clinical decision-making in treatment pathways for mesothelioma patients at Oxford University Hospitals, Royal Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire NHS Foundation Trusts.

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 announced as ‘integrated care systems‘ (ICS).

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals team wins national NHS Future Parliamentary Award

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named the national winner of the NHS Future Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

Clinicians and care professionals encouraged to register for webinar on Bowel Independence Day to share best practice on taboo subject

Independent multi-disciplinary organisation The Bowel Interest Group is organising a national webinar on Bowel Independence Day (10th July 2019) to communicate clinical best practice and recommended pathways on the taboo issue of bowel dysfunction.