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NHS chief Simon Stevens today called on tech firms to help the health service become a world leader in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. He also asked staff to work with us and share ideas on reforms to the payment systems that would help encourage and facilitate quicker adoption and expansion. The […]
Nearly three quarters of a million patients set to benefit from world-leading innovations on the NHS
3D heart modelling to rapidly diagnose coronary disease and an advanced blood test which can cut the time it takes to rule-out a heart attack by 75% are among a raft of technological innovations being introduced for patients across the NHS. New innovations have already reached 300,000 patients, and speaking at the Reform digital health […]
As well as growing staff numbers, the NHS needs to rapidly become a much better place to work says the new Interim NHS People Plan, launched today to address the once in a generation workforce challenges the service is currently facing. The interim report, developed collaboratively with a broad range of partners from across the […]
More than 50,000 people have taken charge of their own care after being handed control of how their NHS funding is spent. Personal Health Budgets can be used to purchase personalised wheelchairs, assistance dogs and respite care to manage complex health problems, as well as tech devices that can control curtains, lighting, heating and door […]
NHS chiefs have urged family doctors to enlist in a scheme improving care for thousands of armed forces veterans and their families. GPs and their teams have been sent a comprehensive package of resources covering how to identify veterans and make sure their service is recognised by hospitals and other services, as well as how […]
An innovation that can reduce the side-effects of radiotherapy for prostate cancer patients by over 70 per cent will be rolled out across the NHS, as part of the Long Term Plan to put cutting-edge treatments at the heart of people’s care. Thanks to a deal struck by the NHS with manufacturer Boston Scientific, hospitals […]
NHS England strikes deal to make innovative Multiple Sclerosis drug available, paving the way for NICE recommendation
Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will have routine access to a drug that can slow disability under a deal struck between NHS England and the manufacturer Roche, paving the way for its approval by NICE. Ocrelizumab (also known as Ocrevus) is the first treatment that can modify or change the course of the disease to […]
NHS England has funded a £2million programme to help 23 areas kick-start or boost leadership development activities to support and inspire workforce in health systems across England from GPs, consultants and therapists to nurses, social workers and managers. The programme builds on learning from five successful leadership models: Frimley Health and Care 2020 Programme, Surrey […]
A device that can zap away excruciating headaches is to receive NHS England funding from a scheme that helps to spread the use of world-leading technology across the health service. Now the NHS will fund a handheld gadget that uses low-levels of electric current to disrupt pain signals and relieve the suffering of those who […]
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 […]