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The longest NHS waiting list is almost eliminated

The longest NHS waiting list is almost eliminated

The longest NHS waiting list is virtually eliminated, a significant and exciting milestone in healthcare history. In a new press release, the NHS has announced...
New NHS programme aims to provide Hepatitis C treatment

New NHS programme aims to provide Hepatitis C treatment

A new NHS screening pilot will give thousands of people the opportunity to access hepatitis C treatment. Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the...
IV pumps

NHS must fully utilise smart IV pumps to eliminate medication errors

A study at The University of Manchester recommends that smart intravenous (IV) infusion pumps need to be widely implemented in NHS hospitals to mitigate...
continuous glucose monitoring

Continuous glucose monitoring tech now available to all NHS diabetes patients

NHS England has secured a new cut-price deal that ensures that all Type 1 diabetes patients are now eligible for cutting-edge continuous glucose monitoring...
New lung cancer treatment stops cancer from worsening for over two years 

Lung cancer treatment stops cancer worsening for over two years 

A life-extending lung cancer treatment is available on the NHS, which could benefit over 550 patients a year. The revolutionary lung cancer treatment is called...
lung cancer symptoms

New NHS campaign raises awareness of lung cancer symptoms

Today marks World Lung Cancer Day, and the NHS is encouraging people with lung cancer symptoms to urgently visit their GP in their latest...
£90m investment into NHS clinics to treat long COVID symptoms

£90m investment into NHS clinics to treat long COVID symptoms

The NHS will fund specialist clinics dedicated to treating long COVID symptoms as part of the long COVID action plan. The latest announcement from the...
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...
89% of Allied Health services plan to use telehealth consultations

89% of Allied Health services plan to use telehealth consultations

Researchers caution that the rise of telehealth consultation could increase inequalities in access for vulnerable people. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift in everyday life,...
Accelerated monkeypox vaccine rollout in London

Accelerated monkeypox vaccine rollout in London

Monkeypox vaccine rollout will be accelerated by the NHS in London, vaccinating high-risk patients. Monkeypox is a rare infection commonly found in west or central...
16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS app

16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS app

New figures from NHS Digital confirm that 16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered on the NHS App last year. The NHS App has recorded over...
Over one million NHS staff to receive a pay rise

Over one million NHS staff to receive a pay rise

The UK Government have announced that over one million NHS staff will receive a pay rise of at least £1,400. It has been speculated whether...
Improved access for NHS England patients to dental services

Improved access for NHS England patients to dental services

The NHS has announced new reforms to improve access to dental services for patients in England. A widely debated subject is the accessibility of NHS...
NHS Breast Screening

Does the NHS Breast Screening Programme cause overdiagnosis?

Evidence from a Queen Mary University of London study has revealed that the benefits of the NHS Breast Screening Programme outweigh the small risk...
140,000 people join NHS trial to detect types of cancer

140,000 people join NHS trial to detect types of cancer

Over 140,000 will partake in the world’s largest trial of a blood test that identifies over 50 types of cancer. In the latest drive to...
NICE recommends two new affordable breast cancer treatments

NICE recommends two new affordable breast cancer treatments

NICE has agreed to an affordable deal for two breast cancer treatments, available immediately to patients on the NHS. In the final draft guidance, NICE...
NICE approves first new mesothelioma cancer treatment in 15 years

NICE approves first new mesothelioma cancer treatment in 15 years

Exciting news arrives from the NHS as they announce the first treatment for mesothelioma cancer in over a decade is now approved. This new treatment...
alpelisib

Alpelisib becomes 100th fast tracked NHS cancer drug

Alpelisib – a life-extending drug for patients with advanced breast cancer – has become the 100th fast-tracked cancer drug on the NHS and will...
hip replacement surgery

Robot-assisted hip replacement surgery trialled in the NHS

Robots and humans are set to compete against each other in a new NHS trial to determine if robot-assisted hip replacement surgery can one...
The University of Essex launches a project to tackle racism in healthcare

The University of Essex launches a project to tackle racism in healthcare

To tackle racism in healthcare, a new project has been launched aimed at confronting the issue of racism in the NHS. A long-term issue in...

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