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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 […]
Health service staff in England will be able to move seamlessly between sites in a bid to make it easier to take on new roles, plug gaps in staffing and improve patients’ care. Following successful pilot projects, all hospitals in England are being urged to sign-up to passporting agreements, which will cut the need for […]
Kate Granger Awards recognise inspirational healthcare staff and volunteers spanning 70 years of the NHS
A nurse who started training in 1948 is among the inspirational people and teams receiving special recognition for their dedicated services to the NHS spanning seven decades. This year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards, announced at the 2018 Health and Innovation Expo at Manchester Central, were given to individuals, teams and organisations who demonstrate outstanding […]
More than 5,500 delegates expected at Manchester Central for 5 and 6 Sept The newly appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock joins the top line-up of leading national speakers at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo 2018. Delegates will have the chance to hear the latest progress on how […]
Thirteen nominees make up the final shortlist for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. The finalists were selected from more than 100 entrants in the four award categories. Now in their fourth year the awards were set up by Kate Granger, the terminally ill doctor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in […]
NHS England has launched a refreshed guide to support health and care leaders to deliver large scale change. The guide will help them meet the challenges set out in the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View published earlier this year. NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team and the Horizons team have refreshed and […]
Heroic frontline NHS staff who treated victims of the recent Manchester and London terror attacks and the Grenfell fire were given special recognition at the Health and Care Innovation Expo today. Staff including nurses, doctors and paramedics received a standing ovation as the Special Recognition honour was announced by Professor Jane Cummings at the end […]
In a world leading move, quality of life for cancer patients will be tracked as part of ambitious plans by NHS England to radically improve care and support for people once treatment ends. The ground-breaking new approach is set to drive improvements in after care which includes personalised plans for people with cancer outlining not […]
The NHS, working with Public Health England (PHE), will today (Tuesday) announce a new drive to prevent heart attacks and strokes saving thousands of lives by taking a more integrated approach to cardiovascular care. New PHE analysis suggests that there is now an opportunity to prevent more than 9,000 heart attacks and at least 14,000 […]
Professor Jane Cummings has urged nurses to lead the way in improving the lives of millions of people living with a mental health condition or learning disability. It is estimated there are around 1.1 million people living with a learning disability in England. However, the number recorded in health and welfare systems is much lower. […]