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NHS England patients with Type 1 diabetes will now be eligible for life-changing continuous glucose monitors after the health service secured a new cut-price deal. The wearable arm gadget sends information to a mobile app and allows diabetes patients to keep track of their glucose levels at all times without having to scan or take […]
Thousands more people will get potentially life-saving treatment for Hepatitis C thanks to a new NHS screening pilot – driving forward the NHS ambition to eliminate the virus by 2030. The new scheme, which will begin next month, could help up to 80,000 people unknowingly living with Hep C to get a life-saving diagnosis and […]
Tomorrow on World Sickle Cell Day, NHS England will launch a brand new campaign to boost public awareness of the genetic disorder which affects thousands across the UK. The campaign, dubbed ‘Can you tell it’s sickle cell?’, is aimed at increasing awareness of the key signs and symptoms of sickle cell disorder – which disproportionately […]
The number of people on the waiting list for diagnostic tests has dropped and there are two-thirds fewer people waiting more than two years for elective care, new figures show today, as the NHS continues to make progress in the biggest catch-up in health service history. The milestone comes despite the busiest May ever for […]
Patients with Parkinson’s disease are being given life-changing smart watches that allow doctors to remotely assess their condition in a pioneering project to revolutionise NHS care. The cutting-edge gadget containing sensors, known as a Parkinson’s Kinetigraph (PKG), is worn around the clock for six days to monitor patients’ movements at home. The information it collects […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the first patients to access a ground-breaking treatment for sickle cell disease on the NHS says she is “over the moon” to have received the “lifechanging” new drug. Loury Mooruth, 62, from Walsall in the West Midlands, is one of the first people to receive crizanlizumab at Birmingham NHS Trust – the first […]
One of the first children to receive the game-changing cystic fibrosis treatment, Kaftrio, on the NHS has told how she felt better within hours. Seven-year-old Kate Farrer started taking revolutionary drug on Sunday, and her family say she started to feel an improvement just three hours later. The little girl from London is one of […]
People aged 16 and over who are severely immunosuppressed can book their booster online from today (Monday 31 January). The online booking system has been updated to allow booster bookings for severely immunosuppressed people. There are around 400,000 people who are severely immunosuppressed who are eligible for a fourth jab – at least three months […]