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UK and China agree £70 million of business in health sectors

UK and China agree £70 million of business in health sectors

The agreements will share knowledge and resources to improve healthcare in both countries.

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Government launches independent inquiry following the conviction of surgeon Ian Paterson

Government launches independent inquiry following the conviction of surgeon Ian Paterson

An independent non-statutory inquiry will examine the circumstances and practices surrounding the malpractice of breast surgeon Ian Paterson.

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More cancer specialists to be employed by the NHS

More cancer specialists to be employed by the NHS

New specialists will speed up cancer diagnoses and improve access to treatment.

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Department of Health appoints new team of non executive directors

Department of Health appoints new team of non executive directors

Five new members join the board at the Department of Health.

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New rules on blood donation come into force

New rules on blood donation come into force

Changes to rules on blood donation will maintain the safety of the blood supply while allowing more people to donate.

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New maternity strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths

New maternity strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths

Independent investigation to be offered to families who suffer stillbirth or life-changing injuries to their babies, along with other measures to cut stillbirths.

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Accelerated access scheme means patients will get new treatments faster

Accelerated access scheme means patients will get new treatments faster

Patients to get breakthrough technologies and treatments up to 4 years earlier through new accelerated access scheme.

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Jeremy Hunt announces salary supplement for trainee GPs

Jeremy Hunt announces salary supplement for trainee GPs

Trainee GPs will receive £20,000 to work in parts of the country struggling to recruit.

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GP indemnity: development of state backed scheme for England

GP indemnity: development of state backed scheme for England

Department of Health will work with GP representatives on how a scheme could work.

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Prime Minister announces review to tackle detention of those with mental ill health

Prime Minister announces review to tackle detention of those with mental ill health

The independent review will look at how the legislation is used and how practice can improve.

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Government announces consultation on organ donation opt out system

Government announces consultation on organ donation opt out system

The consultation will propose changing the current law on organ donation consent whilst also allowing people to opt out if they want to.

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Health Secretary announces nursing workforce reforms

Health Secretary announces nursing workforce reforms

The reforms include a 25% increase in training posts for nurses and improvements to working conditions.

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New Deputy Chief Medical Officer appointed

New Deputy Chief Medical Officer appointed

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.

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Infected blood scheme reform

Infected blood scheme reform

The government announced reforms to payments supporting people who received infected blood during NHS treatment in the 1970s and 1980s.

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New bill to improve patient safety

New bill to improve patient safety

Proposals will give the Health Service Safety Investigations Body power to investigate serious patient safety incidents.

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New improvements to help fight sepsis

New improvements to help fight sepsis

Jeremy Hunt announces measures to improve sepsis identification, tracking and prevention.

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Health Secretary challenges NHS to deliver digital services nationwide

Health Secretary challenges NHS to deliver digital services nationwide

Jeremy Hunt addresses Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester on 12 September.

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Health Secretary challenges NHS to deliver digital services nationwide

Health Secretary challenges NHS to deliver digital services nationwide

Jeremy Hunt addresses Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester on 12 September.

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New £13 million funding to help hospital A&Es prepare for winter

New £13 million funding to help hospital A&Es prepare for winter

A further 19 hospitals in England will benefit from extra funding for emergency care over winter.

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1,500 extra medical undergraduate places confirmed

1,500 extra medical undergraduate places confirmed

Government response to consultation confirms expansion of undergraduate medical education in England.

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Thousands of new roles to be created in mental health workforce plan

Thousands of new roles to be created in mental health workforce plan

New measures will aim to transform mental health services by treating an extra one million patients by 2020 to 2021.

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New Chief Commercial Officer appointed

New Chief Commercial Officer appointed

Government announces new role to streamline commercial costs in the health and pharmaceutical sector.

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More people will be able to give blood following scientific review

More people will be able to give blood following scientific review

How the rules around blood donation will change for some groups of people, following a clinical study with recommendations.

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£325 million invested in NHS transformation projects

£325 million invested in NHS transformation projects

Funding will support Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) across England.

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Government awards over £120 million for global health research

Government awards over £120 million for global health research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) led the open competition for funding into research into worldwide disease and infection.

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Government responds on cyber security and data

Government responds on cyber security and data

Plans to strengthen NHS and social care organisations against cyber attacks and protect patient data.

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Family Restoration Fund gets £2 million extra funding

Family Restoration Fund gets £2 million extra funding

The fund pays the travel costs for British former child migrants to be reunited with their families.

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Reducing delays for people moving from hospital to social care

Reducing delays for people moving from hospital to social care

Plans to reduce the number of people waiting in hospitals through closer partnership between local authorities and NHS organisations.

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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance members announced

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance members announced

New alliance aims to bring the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectorís voice and expertise into national policy making.

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More A&E funding to help hospitals prepare for winter

More A&E funding to help hospitals prepare for winter

£20.74 million more awarded to hospitals in England.

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A&E departments to get more funding

A&E departments to get more funding

Funds for next winter will ease pressure on accident and emergency (A&E) departments in England.

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Government extends Change4Life sports club funding

Government extends Change4Life sports club funding

The Youth Sport Trust will provide Change4Life sports services for a further year.

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New innovation scorecard platform launched

New innovation scorecard platform launched

The improved platform aims to make it easier to see uptake of pharmaceutical products and medical innovations within the NHS.

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Consultation launched on prescribing of gluten free foods

Consultation launched on prescribing of gluten free foods

Proposals to end gluten-free prescribing could save NHS more than £25 million a year.

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Alcohol industry updating the health information on its labels

Alcohol industry updating the health information on its labels

The alcohol industry is updating the health information on its labels, to reflect the latest scientific evidence.

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Government to extend protections for NHS whistleblowers

Government to extend protections for NHS whistleblowers

NHS whistleblowers will be better protected by new rules that prohibit discrimination against them if they seek re-employment in the NHS.

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NHS funded nursing care rate for 2017 to 2018

NHS funded nursing care rate for 2017 to 2018

The NHS-funded nursing care standard rate is being reduced to £155.05 from 1 April 2017.

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More undergraduate medical education places

More undergraduate medical education places

Expanding medical education to train up to 1,500 extra doctors each year in England.

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Recovering the cost of NHS treatments given to overseas visitors

Recovering the cost of NHS treatments given to overseas visitors

New regulations will help to recover the cost of healthcare given to patients not ordinarily resident in the UK.

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Plans for fixed cap on legal costs for medical negligence cases

Plans for fixed cap on legal costs for medical negligence cases

Legal firms will face a new cap on the amount of costs they can recover in negligence cases.

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Children given sports prostheses to help them get active

Children given sports prostheses to help them get active

Children who have either been born without a limb or who have lost a limb are being given new running and swimming blades from the NHS.

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2017 New Year Honours for health and social care services

2017 New Year Honours for health and social care services

The 2017 New Year Honours recognise the achievements of a wide range of people throughout the health and social care sector.

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Barcode technology helping to improve patient safety

Barcode technology helping to improve patient safety

Barcodes are being used to trace NHS patients and their treatments, manage medical supplies and monitor the effectiveness of equipment.

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NHS to serve nearly 400,000 lunches this Christmas day

NHS to serve nearly 400,000 lunches this Christmas day

Dedicated NHS staff across the country will treat the thousands of patients who canít be at home this Christmas.

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Funds to improve housing for people with learning disabilities

Funds to improve housing for people with learning disabilities

The local authorities awarded a share of £25 million housing and technology fund for people with learning disabilities have been announced.

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