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The NHS performed a record number of diagnostic tests for March while continuing to bring down the number of longest waiters for elective treatment, as part of the most ambitious catch up plan in NHS history, new figures show. The latest monthly performance data, published today, show more than two million diagnostic tests were carried […]
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 […]
Hundreds of people have been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier through NHS mobile trucks, as part of the biggest programme to improve early lung cancer diagnosis in health service history. Thanks to NHS teams who are making it even easier for people to get a Lung MOT in travelling trucks visiting different areas across the […]
Same-day hip replacements, one stop shops and mobile cataract units are just some of the ways NHS staff are helping hundreds of thousands of patients receive faster care. Despite pressure on various fronts, treating COVID-19 patients and increasing numbers of emergency patients, the NHS has carried out an additional 230,000 vital diagnostic tests through one […]
Black and minority ethnic (BME) representation in senior positions in the NHS are at their highest ever level according to an annual report into race equality across the NHS. The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard published today shows the number of BME staff at very senior manager level has almost doubled between 2020 to 2021 […]
Almost 1,000 adults and children with type 1 diabetes have been given a potentially life-altering ‘artificial pancreas’ by the NHS in England as part of the first nationwide test into the effectiveness of this technology in the world. One century after the first diabetes patient was given insulin, around 35 NHS diabetes centres across the […]
The NHS in England has today announced a £127 million funding boost for maternity services across England that will help ensure safer and more personalised care for women and their babies. Announced at the NHS England board meeting today, the NHS said that the major investment will boost the workforce and help improve the culture in […]
A tiny balloon to treat chronic sinus infection and steam bursts to shrink an enlarged prostate are among a range of new treatments being rolled out by the NHS from next week. Every hospital in England will be able to access the seven new gadgets, which also include a portable chest drainage device to help […]
Midwives with years of service will be encouraged to support the next generation of maternity staff, the NHS announced today. The £8 million scheme could see experienced midwifery professionals act as mentors for new or returning midwives, with newly created positions across maternity units nationwide, England’s Chief Midwife said today. These new positions would see […]
A life-extending injection for a fatal form of blood cancer will be available to around 350 patients per year in England, the NHS chief executive has announced. The drug, which can extend the lives of patients with a recurring and incurable cancer of the bone marrow cells – known as multiple myeloma – by an […]