NHS England has stated it will be funding a pioneering procedure that will improve treatment outcomes for patients with a lung disease called Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH). The condition involves chronic blood clots block blood flow in the arteries, raising pressure in the lung, which can cause heart failure and premature death. Patients with
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt goes against the long-standing government policy on NHS funding, calling for a 10 year funding settlement for the health service. He added that ministers needed to be open to the idea of “innovative forms of taxation” to end the “feast and famine” funding of the NHS over the last 20 years.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has launched a set of new national standards for members of the public involved in clinical research, that will be used by organisations across the UK. The six standards aim to provide accurate benchmarks for effective public involvement, alongside indicators against which improvement can be monitored, it said.
Only Medics was an acquisition from the talented and innovative Dr Elaine Ford in 2009 and in the years since has grown from strength to strength under the continued direction of Louise Wraight, Divisional Director and her specialist team. Last year saw Only Medics most successful trading year in our history and we would like
The UK Government announced plans to increase current prescription charges by 20p, or 2.3%, to a record £8.80, new prices will come into effect as of the 1st of April. Conservative Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy, who announced the plans stated: “We have increased the prescription charge by 20p from £8.60 to £8.80 for each medicine or appliance
Only Medics was an acquisition from the talented and innovative Dr Elaine Ford in 2009. In 2012 when I joined Clinical Professionals as Group Managing Director having worked with Elaine for many years previously, the legacy of her brand and driving it forward was a key focus for me. Last year saw Only Medics most
According to new research, the financial crisis at the NHS has caused cutbacks on critical clinical trials conducted with drug companies on new medicines. Financially challenged hospitals are redirecting nurses away from drug research to make up for the shortfall in doctors and nurses doing clinical work with patients, according to a report in research
EMA has accepted GW Pharmaceuticals’ request to review the MMA (Marketing Authorisation Application) of Epidiolex, or cannibidiol. The treatment is currently used on patients who suffer from seizures linked to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. GW Pharmaceuticals first submitted Epidiolex for review in December 2017. The successful filing of the MAA of the drug follows
NHS England has put out plans for England to become the first country to eliminate hepatitis C, at least five years prior to the WHO’s target date of 2030. It is hoped that the next round of procurement, which launches in February and deemed to be the largest medicines procurement ever done by the NHS,
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, explains how aerobic and resistance exercise can increase life expectancy for patients who have successfully completed breast cancer treatment. According to National Cancer Institute estimates, in 2017 there were approximately 252,710 new diagnoses of breast cancer in the United States.