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Skill and dedication of NHS staff praised as health service productivity outstrips the rest of the economy
Hardworking NHS staff boosted productivity by 3% in a single year, dramatically outstripping productivity growth in the rest of the economy new figures have revealed today. Data released today by the Office for National Statistics shows that NHS productivity for the financial year ending 2017 grew by 3% in England, more than treble the 0.8% […]
The NHS Long Term Plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as […]
Thousands more veterans who struggle with civilian life will benefit from new and expanded NHS services, including mental health support, as part of the NHS’ long term plan. A new dedicated crisis service will provide intensive support to scores of the most vulnerable former soldiers, sailors and air men and women battling alcohol, drugs and […]
Hundreds of thousands of people will receive NHS help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes under radical action set out by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, today. Very low calorie diets that have been shown to put Type 2 Diabetes in remission in those recently diagnosed with the condition will be trialled […]
NHS England will today consider guidance to GPs about a ban on gluten free pizzas, cakes and biscuits and set out plans to curb other low priority items such as silk garments and bath oils in moves that could save almost £70 million a year. NHS England has already ordered an end to the routine […]
The first children to receive a game-changing personalised therapy for cancer will start treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London this week. A second centre, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, is also ready to start treating children with a rare form of leukaemia while a third, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is expected […]
The NHS is set to save a record £300 million after negotiating deals with five manufacturers on low cost versions of the health service’s most costly drug, Simon Stevens announced today. The huge anticipated saving, the biggest in NHS history from a single drug negotiation, was unlocked by the introduction of ‘biosimilar’ versions of adalimumab […]
Professor Sir Mike Richards will lead a major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes as part of a renewed drive to improve care and save lives, NHS England has today announced. Increasing early detection of cancers when they are easier to treat is at the heart of the NHS’s long term plan to upgrade services […]
A neurology hotline for GPs in the north west has spared patients unnecessary worry and travel time, while £100,000 a year has been reinvested back into the NHS. The advice line, run by the Walton Centre in Liverpool, means GPs in the Cheshire and Merseyside area can call neuro consultants for fast advice any weekday […]
NHS chief Simon Stevens today announced a new mental health support scheme to cover all doctors working in the NHS. Speaking at a conference on ‘Wounded Healers’, Simon Stevens announced national funding for a new scheme for all NHS doctors in England, covering approximately 110,000 more doctors, in addition to those already supported. This builds […]