An outbreak of Norovirus has caused hospitals in England to shut down more than one thousand beds in the past week.
NICE has approved the use of two cannabis-based medicines to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. This is the first time that NICE has recommended a plant-derived cannabis-based medicine for use in the NHS.
More than six in ten hospital trusts in England have introduced NHS rainbow badges for their staff. The scheme is funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust charity and was launched seven months ago at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, following a successful pilot.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual report: The State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2018/2019. Although overall care across England is improving slightly, the report has highlighted some concerning pressure points.
The Care Quality Commission has fined the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust a total of £16,250 as it was found to have breached the duty of candour – which requires providers to be honest with patients and their families when incidents occur.
Fifty years on from the Stonewall uprising in New York and this year’s Pride celebrations were bigger and more popular than ever. So what is the NHS doing to address LGBT+ patient issues? We spoke to Dr Michael Farquhar, creator of the NHS Rainbow Badge, about how it is boosting patient outcomes.
Christopher King MRICS, Senior Strategic Asset Manager at NHS Property Services, on NHS Open Space, a new initiative that is helping transform the NHS estate.
Recent data suggests that progress in fighting heart disease in the UK is slowing. David Duffy, Deputy Editor of ACJ, spoke to Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, to discuss this worrying trend and what can be done.
Decade-long strategies were once considered a ‘nice to have’ rather than a tangible option for UK healthcare. However, with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, there is a clear pathway for system transformation and better care. Public Policy Projects hosted Simon Stevens to outline his plan.
New analysis from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between NHS England and the Health Foundation, has found that more than four in ten emergency admissions to hospital involving care home residents could be avoided with better provision of preventative primary care.
The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible.
New evidence from the British Medical Association (BMA) shows that NHS hospitals in England are facing an ever-increasing struggle to cope with patient demand.
In response to the emphasis on prevention in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), Dan Male spoke to Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, about delivering prevention schemes, workforce training and the role of digital in oral health care.