NHS Research Activity on the Rise

According to new data from The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Clinical Research Network’s (CRN) annual league table, NHS England has achieved a significant increase in clinical research over the last year. The league table details the number of studies undertaken and the number of participants they recruited into those studies by each

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NHS England Newcomers to Help Drive Five-Year Plan

NHS England has elected three new appointments to strengthen its work on primary care, drive improved cancer services, and to lead the commissioning of specialised hospital services. A move that chief executive Simon Steven says will help “turbo-charge” implementation of the Five Year Forward View. Practising GP Arvind Madan is now NHS England’s Director of

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NHS Atlas of Variation Report Shows Huge Gaps in Care Quality and Access

Latest NHS Atlas of Variation report indentifies huge differences in access to health services and the quality of treatment across England. The report (compiled by Public Health England and NHS England) looked at the performance of all 211 clinical commissioning groups across the country, and found high levels of unjustified variation which are putting patients’

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence give approval for BI’s lung-scarring drug, Ofev

UK patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis could soon get regular access to the first targeted therapy on the NHS in England and Wales, after cost regulators issued a preliminary green light for Boehringer Ingelheim’s Ofev. In draft guidance from Friday, NICE supports use of Ofev (nintedanib) in patients with IPF, but only if the person

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Clinical Professionals’ Acquisition by CPL

Yvette Cleland CEO of Clinical Professionals Ltd is delighted to announce its acquisition by Ireland’s leading employment services group, CPL Resources PLC. As Europe’s leading life science staffing company we strive to provide the highest quality service for both candidates and clients whilst priding ourselves in being innovators within the life science industry. The acquisition

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UK Paramedics Could be Drafted in to Help General Practice

NHS England confirmed that it is currently running a consultation on whether some advanced-level paramedics should be given independent prescriber status, to give patients quicker access to treatment, but stressed there are no proposals for taking on routine GP appointments. Paramedic independent prescribers “would have a comprehensive set of skills that could be utilised within

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