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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 […]
Thousands of lung cancer patients in England will be fast-tracked a ground-breaking new drug which can significantly reduce the risk of cancer returning, thanks to a deal brokered by NHS England. The MHRA has now approved the effective therapy, atezolizumab, to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with more than 850 patients in England expected […]
Hundreds of children are set to benefit from a ‘miracle’ treatment for cystic fibrosis, which has already changed the lives of thousands of people, the NHS has announced today. Patients here were some of the first in Europe to benefit from Kaftrio when NHS England secured a landmark deal in June 2020. Nine out of […]
The NHS is set to make a drug for the rare, debilitating disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) available to patients of all ages for the first time. A deal has been struck by the NHS to secure a non-branded ‘generic’ version of the drug, sapropterin dihydrochloride, for patients with the inherited condition, which means patients cannot eat […]
A life-changing drug that can improve mobility in children and adults with a rare genetic condition will be available on the NHS following a new commercial deal, chief executive Amanda Pritchard announced today. Risdiplam will be used to treat hundreds of patients a year with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic […]