Posts tagged “NHS”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces measures to protect against measles

August 20th, 2019

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a raft of measures to protect the public against measles. The move comes after the UK lost its measles-free status amid a decline in immunisation rates. Measles can be prevented by means of a double-dose immunisation, which is provided as part of the NHS routine vaccination programme for […]

NHS reveals plans to open first gambling addiction centre for young people

June 25th, 2019
NHS reveals plans to open first gambling addiction centre for young people

The NHS has revealed plans to open its first gambling addiction centre for children and young adults. The National Problem Gambling Clinic will provide support and treatment for teenagers and adults aged between 13 and 25 years old. The move is part of an initiative designed to tackle problem gambling in the NHS’ long-term plan. […]

Cervical cancer charity describes home testing as a ‘game-changer’

March 26th, 2019
Cervical cancer charity describes home testing as a ‘game-changer’

Cervical cancer charity, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, has described home testing kits as a ‘game-changer’. Under a new pilot scheme, which is due to launch in parts of North and East London in the autumn, women will be able to carry out tests for the HPV (human papilloma virus) at home. HPV is linked to […]

NHS England boss admits anti-vaccine campaigns are gathering speed due to social media

March 5th, 2019
NHS England boss admits anti-vaccine campaigns are gathering speed due to social media

The boss of NHS England has admitted that anti-vaccine campaigns are gathering speed. Simon Stevens said that parents were being exposed to ‘fake news’ on social media and online campaigns, which are making it difficult to persuade them of the benefits of immunisation programmes. Speaking at a recent health summit hosted by the Nuffield Trust, […]

NHS launches new 10-year preventative plan, which could save 500,000 lives

January 8th, 2019
NHS launches new 10-year preventative plan, which could save 500,000 lives

The NHS has launched a new ten-year plan, which could save up to 500,000 lives by prioritising prevention. Prime Minister, Theresa May, said that the new plan is a means of “reshaping the NHS around the changing needs of patients.” Access to funding has been increased for several departments, with the most significant injections directed […]

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 […]

Concerns grow for the mental health of doctors, as suicide rate increases in England

September 4th, 2018
Concerns grow for the mental health of doctors, as suicide rate increases in England

Concerns for the mental health of doctors are growing, as it has been confirmed that suicide rates have increased in England. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that health professionals are at high risk of suicide, as pressure mounts on the health service, and individuals find life increasingly difficult and stressful. Statistics show […]

NHS England to call time on ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures

July 3rd, 2018
NHS England to call time on ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures

NHS England has confirmed that it will call time on a number of ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures next year. Under new guidelines to reduce costs and improve efficiency, NHS England will cease to provide 17 procedures, including treatment for snoring, tonsil removal and breast reductions. Treatment will still be offered in cases where there is […]

Liver transplant survivor urges other parts of the UK to adopt Welsh donor system

January 16th, 2018
Liver transplant survivor urges other parts of the UK to adopt Welsh donor system

A 31-year old woman who very nearly lost her life while waiting for a donor liver has urged the rest of the UK to adopt the Welsh donor system. Ellie Lacey, from Cardiff, underwent emergency surgery last year after being diagnosed with acute and unexplained liver failure. Ellie was lucky to survive and she is […]

NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

January 9th, 2018
NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

The NHS has revealed plans to open a proton beam cancer treatment centre in the UK. The new facility, which will be located at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, will provide patients with access to proton beam therapy on the NHS. The centre will be the first of its kind in the country. Proton beam therapy is […]

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