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The NHS is rolling out revolutionary technology to diagnose and treat around 100,000 patients with suspected heart disease, five times faster than normal. Known as HeartFlow, the latest innovation delivered as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, turns a regular CT scan of the heart into a 3D image allowing doctors to diagnose life-threating […]
NHS to review making statins available direct from pharmacists as part of Long Term Plan to cut heart disease
High dose statins could be made available directly from high street pharmacies as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to cut heart disease and stroke, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has announced. In a new review confirmed today, England’s top pharmacist Dr Keith Ridge and newly-appointed director of primary care, Dr. Nikki Kanani, will […]
Pharmacists are set to offer rapid detection and help for killer conditions like heart disease as part of a major revamp of high street pharmacy services. The high street heart checks are part of an ambitious target the NHS in England has set itself as part of its Long Term Plan to prevent tens of […]
A new £9 million programme to spot heart conditions earlier will save at least 200 lives and offer protection to thousands more, NHS England announced today. The scheme, which will run until next March, will see almost 20,000 people at higher risk of experiencing a stroke receive targeted checks and treatment as part of the […]
NHS to test new rapid care measures for patients with the most urgent mental and physical health needs
People who arrive at A&E experiencing a mental health crisis will receive emergency care within one hour under NHS pilot schemes aimed at improving care and saving more lives. The new standard, a significant step towards parity of esteem for mental health, is among a raft of proposed clinical improvements that aim to deliver rapid […]
Making a New Year’s resolution to take up a free NHS health check could stop people developing dementia as well as catching physical conditions, a top doctor said today. The national health check – a 20-minute, pain-free assessment carried out by a GP or nurse and involving tests on blood pressure, weight and height – […]
Lives are being saved through the NHS’s use of smarter technology, including the introduction of a ‘game changing’ cancer treatment which reprogrammes patients’ own immune cells, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will announce today. In the NHS’s 70th year, the NHS is using smarter technology to halve the number of cardiac arrests, treat Sepsis […]
Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS. A surgical suture that reduces the risk of infections like MRSA will also join the NHS scheme to help patients benefit from world […]
NHS England has today set out plans to implement exacting new standards that will ensure patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) receive the best possible care. Hospitals that do not currently fulfil these standards, which have been developed by specialists and patients, must either show that they have a programme to do so and meet […]
Patients are receiving significantly improved NHS stroke care, an independent report published today has revealed. The fourth annual report, commissioned by NHS England, states that patients are getting much quicker access to the vital tests and treatment they need when they have a stroke, greatly improving their chances of recovery. On the key indicators for […]