NHS has announced a new whistle-blower scheme, which is set to roll out across the country for staff who raise the alarm on unsafe practice. The launch of the career support scheme follows two pilot projects started in 2017 which offered targeted support to 16 people who left the health service after they raised concerns
According to new research conducted by University of St Andrews announced that women are risking their lives by not taking part in bowel screening tests. The research team found that while 81% of women took part in cervical cancer screening and 73% in breast cancer screening, only 60% of women took part in bowel screening.
NHS England has made Roche’s emicizumab (also referred to as Hemlibra®) available on NHS and is set to fund the “life-changing treatment” for thousands of people with severe Haemophilia. A move which is said to dramatically cut patient’s risk of life-threatening bleeds and reduce treatment time. The new treatment is part of a package of
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