Gedeon Richter has announced that their biosimilar for osteoporosis, Teriparatide, is to be made available on the NHS for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and in men at increased risk of fracture. As a result, the NHS can now provide an additional option for the treatment of osteoporosis in this subset of patients.
Report from Asthma UK has found that deaths from asthma attacks are the highest they have been in the last decade and increased by more than 33% over the last ten years. By analysing data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), they revealed that more than 1,400 people died from an asthma attack last
The NHS in England is setting up a national artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory to enhance care of patients and research. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said AI had “enormous power” to improve care, save lives and ensure doctors had more time to spend with patients. He has announced that £250m will be spent on boosting the
Health Protection Scotland report has found that there were 52 reports of malaria in Scotland in 2018, an increase of 4% from 2017. The report also found that 63% of those recorded were male and 37% female, mean age for all reports was 40.15 years and reports peaked at 40-44 years for males, but females
UK Government recently announced details for how they plan to support pharmaceutical companies’ investments in the development of drugs to treat antibiotic resistant infections. The NHS looks to test a first-of-its-kind ‘subscription-style’ payment model that will help incentivise companies to develop new drugs required for tackling antibiotic resistant infections. The plan arose after the launch
NHS England has announced the recruitment of 300 more family doctors and thousands more nurses, pharmacists and other staff to “work alongside GPs delivering better care in the community.” The recruitment drive has led to 7,302 more full time equivalent health professionals working in primary care than three years ago, according to new NHS Digital figures.
Theresa May is set to step down on 7 June, after a teary speech in which she said she had helped give “voice to the voiceless” with her contributions to the NHS during her time in the position. Earlier in 2018 she announced that the NHS was to receive an extra £20 billion a year by
BMJ has released a new clinical practice guideline for evaluating benefits and harms of thyroid hormones for adults with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), triggered by a recent systematic review of randomised controlled trials, which could lead to a change in current procedure. The guideline states that thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with SCH
A recent release of NHS statistics showing the impact of the UK’s obesity crisis has shown that the number of children being hospitalised with fatty liver disease in England has more than doubled since 2013. NHS Digital statistics stated that 195 under-18s were admitted to hospital with the problem last year, a rise from 96 cases reported in
NHS England has recently announced plans to fund innovative new brain surgery for children who are deaf. The surgery will allow them to experience hearing for the first time, and is set to be made routinely available. The Auditory Brainstem Implants (ABIs) surgery will be performed by two highly specialist teams at hospitals in Manchester