Long Term Plan

NHS doubles gambling clinics as referrals soar

Seven new gambling addiction clinics will open this summer as NHS services face record demand, chief executive Amanda Pritchard announced today. Ahead of its 75th birthday on Wednesday 5 July, the NHS said it was “adapting to new healthcare needs” and rapidly expanding the support services for thousands of people experiencing gambling-related harms. New figures, […]

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NHS on-the-spot liver scans find one in 10 people have liver damage that could lead to deadly cancer

A new initiative to check for liver cancer in high-risk communities has been rolled out as part of a major NHS drive to catch more cancers earlier and save lives. The roaming trucks performed more than 7,000 fibroscans and identified over 830 people with cirrhosis or advanced fibrosis, a leading cause of liver cancer, in […]

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NHS rolls out life-saving arthritis drug to treat COVID

The NHS is rolling out a cutting-edge, life-saving COVID treatment from today, which is proven to save lives when given to the most seriously ill COVID patients in hospital. The RECOVERY trial carried out through the NHS found that 13% fewer severely ill patients died of COVID when treated with arthritis drug baricitinib compared to […]

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