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NHS saves £1.2 billion of taxpayer money on cutting-edge medications

NHS saves £1.2 billion of taxpayer money on cutting-edge medications

In a new press release, the NHS has stated they have saved £1.2bn on life-changing medications by securing cost-effective deals. The NHS has announced that...
Knee replacement surgery rates decreased following BMI policy introduction

Knee replacement surgery rates decreased following BMI policy introduction

New research highlights that when the NHS introduced body mass index policies, there was a decrease in knee replacement surgery rates. In a National Institute...
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Privatising the NHS increases deaths from treatable conditions

The first comprehensive analysis of the impacts of privatising the NHS has revealed that outsourcing NHS services to the private sector increases deaths from...
NHS surgical waiting lists set to triple in England by 2030

NHS surgical waiting lists set to triple in England by 2030

NHS surgical waiting lists will continue to grow unless there is a minimum investment of £9 billion to clear the current backlog. A new study...
New targeted treatment for early-stage breast cancer available on NHS

New targeted treatment for early-stage breast cancer available on NHS

Provisional approval by NICE could see a step-change in treatment for early-stage breast cancer following surgery. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)...
NHS treats first sickle cell disease patients with new drug

NHS treats first sickle cell disease patients with new drug

One of the first sickle cell disease patients has received a life-changing drug called crizanlizumab, the first new treatment for the disease in over...
Removing barriers to create digital healthcare services that work for everyone

Removing barriers to create digital healthcare services that work for everyone

Trilly Chatterjee of NHS Digital outlines the benefits of digital healthcare services in improving delivery of care. For several years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, and...
GP surgeries to provide specialist support for mental health problems

GP surgeries to provide specialist support for mental health problems

Thousands of new mental health professionals will be employed in GP surgeries to offer more support for mental health problems. In a new announcement from...
NICE recommends VAZKEPA® (icosapent ethyl) to reduce cardiovascular risk

NICE recommends VAZKEPA® (icosapent ethyl) to reduce cardiovascular risk

Icosapent ethyl has been recommended by NICE for use across the NHS in England and Wales to reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk in adult statin-treated...
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Review outlines how to improve access to UK primary care services

A new review performed by Dr Claire Fuller provides recommendations on optimising primary care access in the UK. NHS England revealed that new Integrated Care...
Thousands of people with visual impairment could benefit from new treatment

Thousands of people with visual impairment could benefit from new treatment

NICE recommends faricimab as a treatment option for adults with vision impairment resulting from wet age-related macular degeneration or diabetic macular oedema. In the final...
New lung cancer treatment stops cancer from worsening for over two years 

New lung cancer treatment stops cancer from worsening for over two years 

A new life-extending lung cancer treatment is now available on the NHS, which could benefit over 550 patients a year. The revolutionary lung cancer treatment...
Over 2.4m children will benefit from mental health support in schools

Over 2.4m children will benefit from mental health support in schools

The NHS are fast-tracking mental health support in schools and colleges to address the record demand for services. More than 2.4 million children and young...
New midwives recruited to boost NHS maternity care

New midwives recruited to boost NHS maternity care

Up to 500 new international midwives are set to join maternity units across England under a new NHS England initiative. In a 2020 survey from...
Life-saving arthritis drugs can treat Covid patients

Life-saving arthritis drugs can treat Covid patients

The NHS is repurposing a cutting-edge arthritis drug to treat the most seriously ill Covid patients in the hospital. The RECOVERY trial carried out through the...
Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks in 12 months

Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks in 12 months

The NHS has announced a record number of people who received cancer checks in the last 12 months, the highest year recorded. Cancer checks are...
NHS introduce a new test for eye cancer in the womb

NHS introduce a new test for eye cancer in the womb

A life-saving test allowing doctors to spot a rare form of eye cancer in babies in the womb will be available on the NHS...
lung cancer screening

NHS lung cancer screening trucks provide early diagnosis for hundreds of people

The NHS has revealed that hundreds of people have received a potentially life-saving early diagnosis for lung cancer thanks to its mobile lung cancer...
Could you be eligible for a new smartwatch for Parkinson’s disease?

Could you be eligible for a new smartwatch for Parkinson’s disease?

A new smartwatch for Parkinson’s disease will allow doctors to remotely assess their patient's condition in a revolutionary development from the NHS. In a new...
Valneva COVID-19 vaccine approved by MHRA

Valneva COVID-19 vaccine approved by MHRA

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have approved a new COVID-19 vaccine by Valneva for use in the UK. Valneva, a speciality vaccine company,...

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