A report created by The King’s Fund think-tank claims that in the next five years nurse shortages will double and GP gaps could potentially nearly triple to 7,000. The analysis, in partnership with Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, also found that as many as 62% of GPs now take early retirement, up from 33%
New treatment for patients with multiple myeloma will now be available on the NHS in England. Darzalex was approved by NICE in combination with two other drugs, bortezomib and dexamethasone, after the treatment was found to extend the time that patients lived without their cancer getting worse. The combination will be paid for through the Cancer Drugs Fundand will
The study led by researchers at UCL and Imperial College London collaborating with partners at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, comes ten years after the first such case, known as the ‘Berlin Patient.’ Both patients were treated with stem cell transplants from donors carrying a genetic mutation that prevents expression of
Asthma UK has revealed that those with asthma are rationing their medication due to prescription costs which is causing avoidable asthma attacks and extra hospital admissions. Recent reports by the charity has claimed that more than a million people in England are having to ‘pay to breathe’ and are at risk of having a life-threatening
A report comparing 18 countries led by the Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) suggest that young people in the UK are more likely to develop a long-term condition which may kill them or deny them years of healthy life, compared to European and western nations. Britain is “letting down its side of the bargain” with young
NICE and PHE have published draft guidance on antimicrobial prescribing for hospital-acquired and community-acquired pneumonia, setting out a strategy designed to optimise antibiotic use and cut down on antibiotic resistance. The guidelines advise that antibiotics should be given to people with community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia within four hours of an established diagnosis. NICE also provided
NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis warned that paid-for promotion of products including diet pills, detox teas and appetite-suppressant sweets on social media sites, could have a damaging impact on physical and mental health. Leading him to call on social media companies to protect young and vulnerable users by banning irresponsible and unsafe celebrity endorsements.
The ABPI is warning that the UK needs to address an increasing number of science skills gaps in order to retain its leading position for medicines and vaccines research and development. The Association states that the UK is falling behind Europe and the rest of the world in terms of numbers of students studying many
Diabetes UK has recently called on the out-of-home sector to recognise their responsibility to help consumers eat more healthily. A survey commissioned by the charity found over half of UK adults struggle to find information on nutritional contents of food brought from restaurants, cafes and takeaways. With half of respondents (49%) reporting they eat dinner
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