Posts tagged “NHS England”

Superdrug confirms more rigorous mental health assessments for customers seeking Botox treatment

January 22nd, 2019
Superdrug confirms more rigorous mental health assessments for customers seeking Botox treatment

High street beauty store, Superdrug, has confirmed that it will introduce more rigorous mental health assessments before providing customers with cosmetic treatments like Botox. The move comes after the chain was criticised by the NHS when it introduced Botox and dermal filler treatment in 2018. When Superdrug launched the services, NHS England representatives were quick […]

NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

December 4th, 2018
NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

The NHS will offer a new 800-calorie-a-day diet to patients with type 2 diabetes following successful trials in 2017. Thousands of people will have access to the low-calorie diet, which comprises soups and shakes. The hope is that sticking to the plan will reverse type 2 diabetes, enabling patients to manage blood glucose levels without […]

Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

April 10th, 2018
Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

A charity has raised concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses, after a study revealed that 37 percent of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. A report by the charity, Orchid, revealed that almost 4 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed at a late stage (stages three and four). A quarter of cases […]

A Third of Heart Attack Patients Given Wrong Diagnosis

August 30th, 2016
A Third of Heart Attack Patients Given Wrong Diagnosis

A third of patients are given the wrong diagnosis after a heart attack, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Leeds found that almost a third of people in England and Wales are given the wrong initial diagnosis following a heart attack. They found that women are more likely than men to […]

NHS England confirms new HPV test for cervical cancer

July 5th, 2016
NHS England confirms new HPV test for cervical cancer

NHS England has confirmed that a new HPV (human papilloma virus) test for cervical cancer will be made available following a successful pilot scheme. Under the new programme, women who are invited to attend cervical screening will be provided with an HPV test in addition to a smear test. Previously, the HPV test was only […]

Junior Doctors Begin First All-Out Strike

April 26th, 2016

Junior doctors across the country have started the first ever all-out strike. Although junior doctors have taken part in industrial action over the last few months, this is the first time in the history of the NHS that emergency services will be affected. From 8am, junior doctors across England will take part in a mass […]

Women in England to be Offered £3,000 Budget in Maternity Services Shake-Up

February 23rd, 2016
Women in England to be Offered £3,000 Budget in Maternity Services Shake-Up

Pregnant women in England are to be offered a budget worth £3,000 as part of a maternity services shake-up. Under new guidelines proposed by NHS England, women should be able to choose how to spend their ‘birth budget’. Pilot programmes are set to be launched later this year and come in the wake of an […]

NHS Hospital Cafes to Enforce 20% Tax on Sugar

January 18th, 2016
NHS Hospital Cafes to Enforce 20% Tax on Sugar

The Head of the NHS has said that the NHS will enforce a “sugar tax” of its own in England’s health centres and hospitals in a bid to tackle the increasing obesity problem. Simon Stevens, chief executive, told a newspaper that he proposed a tax of 20% on all sugary foods and drinks in NHS […]

New Figures Confirm that the NHS is Missing Important Targets

January 14th, 2016
New Figures Confirm that the NHS is Missing Important Targets

New figures have revealed that the NHS in England is missing important targets. Statistics from November show that services, including ambulance services, cancer care and the NHS 111 phone line are failing to hit targets. Figures for urgent care services were perhaps the most worrying, with A&E units only managing to see 91.4 percent of […]

Hundreds of Appointments and Procedures Cancelled, as Junior Doctors Strike

January 12th, 2016
Hundreds of Appointments and Procedures Cancelled, as Junior Doctors Strike

Hundreds of patients across the country are facing a wait for treatment as junior doctors take part in the first strike in 40 years. From 8am this morning (12th of January), doctors all over England walked out, forcing hospitals to cancel or postpone routine operations, appointments and diagnostic tests. Doctors will be providing emergency cover […]

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