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New era for patients and NHS as Government accepts recommendations of Mid Staffordshire inquiry

20Nov

The Government has published its response to the Francis inquiry report. More openness, greater accountability and a relentless focus on safety will be the cornerstones of an NHS which puts compassion at its heart, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. … Continue reading

  

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry calls on the nation to get active and get healthy

14Aug

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health at risk, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry has warned today.

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health … Continue reading

  

Doctors warn new NHS 111 number will lead to more call outs

29May

Doctors have warned that the new 111 phone number for non-emergency services has led to up to three times more ambulance call-outs and could lower the standard of care that children receive. The Department Of Health has laid down an … Continue reading

  

Liver disease epidemic

5Dec

North-East England has seen a rise in alcoholic liver disease among those in their early 30s. Hospital admissions for this have risen by 400% in the last 8 years. This compares to the national rise of 61%. There is a … Continue reading

  

It’s official

19Oct

Well, I took the plunge today to do my BMI (via NHS Choices onsite app) – and I am officially sitting right in the middle of the over-weight section. Not that I needed proof of course, but it’s always good … Continue reading

  

RCN launches new commitment to dementia care

26Sep

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) will today (21 September) launch a new commitment to the care of people with dementia in general hospitals. Along with key stakeholders, including the Department of Health, Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College … Continue reading

  

NICE recommends golimumab for psoriatic arthritis

6May

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today issued final guidance recommending golimumab (Simponi) for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. Golimumab joins a list of treatment options already recommended by NICE for this condition. The guidance recommends … Continue reading