Long term conditions

NHS to offer licensed cannabis-based medicine to treat rare genetic condition

The NHS will be able to prescribe cannabidiol to patients with a rare, seizure-causing genetic disorder in England from today (Tuesday) after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued final guidance recommending its use. Around one in every 6,000 people suffer from tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) that causes seizures, which severely affect […]

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NHS HIV testing rollout identifies hundreds of new cases

More than 800 people living with HIV and Hepatitis not receiving treatment have been found by the NHS in just six months following the rollout of routine testing in A&E. In April 2022, the NHS made £20 million available over three years to implement routine HIV opt out testing within 33 hospital Emergency Departments, in […]

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NHS offers life-changing bionic arms to all amputees

Dozens of amputees will be able to access life-changing bionic arms which can mimic real hand movements, the NHS announced today. The newly available bionic arms – controlled by electrical brain signals – have multi-grip capabilities, enabling a greater range of movements to make day-to-day tasks easier. The NHS will make the technology available to […]

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