Children dubbed 'forgotten generation' as wait times worsen
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by Robyn Quick
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Children dubbed 'forgotten generation' as wait times worsen Robyn Quick 15 July, 2024 Children dubbed 'forgotten generation' as wait times worsen 15 July, 2024 The NHS is struggling to meet rapidly rising demand and increasingly complex and acute care needs among children and young people, a survey by NHS Providers has found. There is deep concern among leaders of NHS trusts about the long-term harm caused by delays in services for children and young people, including a widening health inequalities gap. They are calling for a cross-government plan to improve the wellbeing of children and ..read more
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Welsh students get a taste of a career in medicine
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Welsh students get a taste of a career in medicine Robyn Quick 15 July, 2024 Welsh students get a taste of a career in medicine 15 July, 2024 Welsh school students got a taste of a career in medicine and life as a medical residential at Cardiff University this week. The Year 12 Seren Academy learners from across Wales spent three days as medical undergrads at Cardiff University’s medical facilities, attending practical clinical sessions and interactive lectures. Living on campus like a real undergraduate and learning clinical and communication skills from practising doctors and experts. D ..read more
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MS jab rolled out to cut hospital treatment time
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MS jab rolled out to cut hospital treatment time Robyn Quick 12 July, 2024 MS jab rolled out to cut hospital treatment time 12 July, 2024 Thousands of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are to benefit from a new 10-minute injection on the NHS that can help slow the progression of disability while cutting their treatment time in hospital by over 90 per cent. Around 9,000 patients in England currently receiving the drug ocrelizumab via an infusion can now be offered a jab that takes just ten minutes, following approval from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, enablin ..read more
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Mental health patients and prescriptions have increased
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by Robyn Quick
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Mental health patients and prescriptions have increased Robyn Quick 12 July, 2024 Mental health patients and prescriptions have increased 12 July, 2024 The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has released its annual Medicines Used in Mental Health summary statistics. The data in the publication shows trends and patterns in prescribing and dispensing, with the annual summary covering the period between April 2015 and March 2024. Five British National Formulary (BNF) sections are analysed in the report including antidepressants, hypnotics and anxiolytics, antipsychotics, central nervou ..read more
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Streeting orders review into NHS to tackle wait times
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by Robyn Quick
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Streeting orders review into NHS to tackle wait times Robyn Quick 11 July, 2024 Streeting orders review into NHS to tackle wait times 11 July, 2024 Health Secretary Wes Streeting has ordered an independent review of NHS performance. He wrote in a piece published by The Sun that the review will be lead by Lord Ara Darzi, one of the NHS' leading experts with more than 30 years' experience. Streeting said he has asked Darzi to tell "the hard truths." He added: "This government is going to be honest about the challenges facing us, and serious about solving them. "We c ..read more
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Health secretary urged to address racism in NHS
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by Robyn Quick
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Health secretary urged to address racism in NHS Robyn Quick 10 July, 2024 Health secretary urged to address racism in NHS 10 July, 2024 Health Secretary Wes Streeting has been urged by human rights charity Brap to address racism in the NHS. The open letter was co-signed by nurse Michelle Cox, research fellow at Middlesex University Business School Roger Kline, and Joy Warmington MBE who is the CEO of Brap. The charity referenced their investigation entitled Too Hot to Handle which looked into racial discrimination in the health service.  They said the analysis of tribunal cases indic ..read more
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Northern Lincolnshire hospitals proposal approved by NHS Care Board
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by Robyn Quick
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Northern Lincolnshire hospitals proposal approved by NHS Care Board Robyn Quick 11 July, 2024 Northern Lincolnshire hospitals proposal approved by NHS Care Board 11 July, 2024 A revised proposal to change the way some hospital services are provided in northern Lincolnshire has been approved by NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB). Last year the local NHS set out how it would go about changing a small number of more complex medical, urgent and emergency care services in Scunthorpe and Grimsby to "meet the needs of patients across the region now and in the future, as ..read more
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Health secretary urged to tackle racism in NHS
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by Robyn Quick
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Health secretary urged to tackle racism in NHS Robyn Quick 10 July, 2024 Health secretary urged to tackle racism in NHS 10 July, 2024 Health Secretary Wes Streeting has been urged by human rights charity Brap to address racism in the NHS. The open letter was co-signed by nurse Michelle Cox, research fellow at Middlesex University Business School Roger Kline, and Joy Warmington MBE who is the CEO of Brap. The charity referenced their investigation entitled Too Hot to Handle which looked into racial discrimination in the health service.  They said the analysis of tribunal cases indicat ..read more
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NMC described as 'hotbed of bullying' in new report
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by Robyn Quick
5d ago
NMC described as 'hotbed of bullying' in new report Robyn Quick 10 July, 2024 NMC described as 'hotbed of bullying' in new report 10 July, 2024 An independent culture review into The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has described the regulator as a "hotbed of bullying, racism, and toxic behaviour." The report was written by Nasir Afzal, a former chief crown prosecutor, and Rise Associates. Afzal said in the report: "The NMC requires a reset, it requires a transformation." He added: "The ‘job’ is one of the most difficult and emotionally draining of any that we ask of our fellow citizen ..read more
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Health Secretary joined by NHS CEO on London GP surgery visit
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by Robyn Quick
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Health Secretary joined by NHS CEO on London GP surgery visit Robyn Quick 9 July, 2024 Health Secretary joined by NHS CEO on London GP surgery visit 9 July, 2024 The new health secretary Wes Streeting declared he will bring back the family doctor on a visit to a London GP surgery. The Secretary of State was joined by NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard on a tour of the Abbey Medical Centre in St John’s Wood, London, where the pair met with and listened to staff. He also committed to increasing the proportion of NHS resources going to primary care to ensure patients can get through the fr ..read more
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