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£240 million social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures

£240 million social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures

The investment in adult social care this winter will help local authorities reduce pressures on the NHS by getting patients home quicker and freeing up hospital beds across England.

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£240 million social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures

£240 million social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures

The investment in adult social care this winter will help local authorities reduce pressures on the NHS by getting patients home quicker and freeing up hospital beds across England.

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Construction of new Royal Liverpool Hospital to restart

Construction of new Royal Liverpool Hospital to restart

The government has announced its support to end the private finance deal and continue work on the brand new hospital with public sector funding.

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Local authorities supported to innovate against childhood obesity

Local authorities supported to innovate against childhood obesity

The government has announced a new programme to develop local solutions to childhood obesity that can be shared across the country.

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Local authorities supported to innovate against childhood obesity

Local authorities supported to innovate against childhood obesity

The government has announced a new programme to develop local solutions to childhood obesity that can be shared across the country.

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Hospitals to receive £145 million to prepare for winter demand

Hospitals to receive £145 million to prepare for winter demand

The money will be spent on upgrading wards, redeveloping A&Es and extra beds at NHS trusts across England.

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Hospitals to receive £145 million to prepare for winter demand

Hospitals to receive £145 million to prepare for winter demand

The money will be spent on upgrading wards, redeveloping A&Es and extra beds at NHS trusts across England.

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Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world's best

Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world's best

The NHS can become the most advanced health system in the world by embracing the best innovations in new technology and artificial intelligence, says Matt Hancock.

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Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world's best

Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world's best

The NHS can become the most advanced health system in the world by embracing the best innovations in new technology and artificial intelligence, says Matt Hancock.

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New guidance to help NHS patients benefit from digital technology

New guidance to help NHS patients benefit from digital technology

A new code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies will allow NHS patients to benefit from the latest innovations.

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New logistics contract to help centralise delivery services for NHS trusts

New logistics contract to help centralise delivery services for NHS trusts

The government has agreed a 5-year contract as part of the new NHS Supply Chain, which aims to save billions of pounds and simplify the NHS goods-buying process.

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Expansion of electronic prescribing at GPs and pharmacies

Expansion of electronic prescribing at GPs and pharmacies

Regulations will be changed to replace paper prescriptions with electronic ones, saving the NHS money and saving time for patients and staff.

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New system of consent for organ and tissue donation announced

New system of consent for organ and tissue donation announced

Hundreds of lives will be saved each year under plans to change the law to a new system of consent.

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New dental care approach to be expanded after trial reduces tooth decay

New dental care approach to be expanded after trial reduces tooth decay

More NHS dental practices will be joining a scheme for prevention-focused dental care following successful results where it has been tested.

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Social prescribing schemes across England to receive £4.5 million

Social prescribing schemes across England to receive £4.5 million

The funding will allow GPs to refer more patients to social activities and other types of support to improve health and wellbeing and reduce demand on NHS services.

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Campaign to increase number of BAME organ donors announced

Campaign to increase number of BAME organ donors announced

The government has announced a new campaign in England to address the urgent need for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) organ donors.

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Government announces strict rules for the use of vaginal mesh

Government announces strict rules for the use of vaginal mesh

The government and NHS have accepted the recommendation from the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review to pause the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh.

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Government announces strict rules for the use of vaginal mesh

Government announces strict rules for the use of vaginal mesh

The government and NHS have accepted the recommendation from the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review to pause the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh.

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Multi million pound investment in new ambulances for the NHS

Multi million pound investment in new ambulances for the NHS

256 state-of-the-art ambulances are to be funded by a £36.3 million investment from government as part of the long-term plan for the NHS.

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DHSC buys land to support development of life sciences facility in east London

DHSC buys land to support development of life sciences facility in east London

The department is now seeking planning permission to develop the life sciences research facility site and housing for local NHS staff.

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New law introduced to protect vulnerable people in care

New law introduced to protect vulnerable people in care

The new law seeks to protect the rights of people who do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their care and to reduce the burden on local authorities.

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Paramedics to be given body cameras to protect them from abuse

Paramedics to be given body cameras to protect them from abuse

The measures are part of a new wellbeing pledge for NHS staff and aim to reduce cases of physical and verbal abuse against the most at risk NHS workers.

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£215 million research fund to tackle the next generation of health challenges

£215 million research fund to tackle the next generation of health challenges

The government has announced £215 million investment in NHS health research and an additional £3 million for a new research leader programme for nurses and midwives.

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New NHS app will make it quicker and easier to access health services

New NHS app will make it quicker and easier to access health services

The free app will be available to everyone in England in December 2018.

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New chair appointed to improve patient access to innovation in the NHS

New chair appointed to improve patient access to innovation in the NHS

Lord Ara Darzi has been appointed as chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, a joint government–industry group to speed up patient access to ground-breaking technologies and treatments.

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2018 Appointments to IRP

2018 Appointments to IRP

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint two clinical members to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

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Drug related harms in homeless populations: public evidence gathering day

Drug related harms in homeless populations: public evidence gathering day

We are holding a public evidence gathering day on drug-related harms in homeless populations as part of a commission from government to report on vulnerable people and drug misuse.

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Cross government plan launched to support unpaid carers

Cross government plan launched to support unpaid carers

The 2-year plan will raise the profile of carers, improve employment opportunities and help to better identify young carers.

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£15 million boost for local mental health crisis services

£15 million boost for local mental health crisis services

People at risk of a mental health crisis will be able to access new support services under plans to give projects across the country a share of a £15 million fund.

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World’s first global ministerial mental health summit to be held in London

World’s first global ministerial mental health summit to be held in London

The global meeting will help countries work together to deal with stigma and confront other issues to do with mental ill health.

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Government announces £40 million for brain cancer research in honour of Tessa Jowell

Government announces £40 million for brain cancer research in honour of Tessa Jowell

The funding is double the original amount and will be used to encourage new research and clinical practice to improve outcomes for people with brain tumours.

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New system launched to help measure and prevent medication errors

New system launched to help measure and prevent medication errors

The system will link prescribing data in primary care to hospital admissions to help the NHS monitor and prevent errors.

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Jeremy Hunt orders urgent action on patient safety at independent hospitals

Jeremy Hunt orders urgent action on patient safety at independent hospitals

The Health and Social Care Secretary has written to independent healthcare providers following a damning report by the Care Quality Commission.

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Custody community transitions: public evidence gathering day

Custody community transitions: public evidence gathering day

The ACMD is holding a public evidence gathering day on drug misuse in prisons and the harms associated with transitions between custody and the community.

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New ACCEA Chair announced

New ACCEA Chair announced

Dr Stuart Dollow has been appointed as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) for 3 years from 1 June 2018.

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Plans to strengthen NHS cyber security announced

Plans to strengthen NHS cyber security announced

A new multi-million pound Microsoft package will ensure NHS systems have the most up-to-date software with the latest security settings.

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Review announced into training NHS staff to use AI and robotics

Review announced into training NHS staff to use AI and robotics

The plans are part of an independent review into the training needs of NHS staff to ensure they are equipped to give patients the latest treatments.

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UK to establish global nursing partnership with Jamaica

UK to establish global nursing partnership with Jamaica

The new partnership will see Jamaican nurses work in the NHS for 3 years to gain specialist skills and experience to take back to the Jamaican health system.

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UK and India extend health partnership to deal with global health risks

UK and India extend health partnership to deal with global health risks

The United Kingdom and India will share research, knowledge and technology in areas of anti-microbial resistance, low cost health products and high yield crops.

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2018 Clinical Excellence Awards round closed

2018 Clinical Excellence Awards round closed

The 2018 National Clinical Excellence Awards round has now closed.

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Review into NHS overseas visitor charges: call for submissions

Review into NHS overseas visitor charges: call for submissions

The government is reviewing the impact of changes to regulations on recovering the cost of health treatments provided to overseas visitors.

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NHS gets funding green light for new buildings, wards and beds

NHS gets funding green light for new buildings, wards and beds

Forty NHS hospitals and community services will get £760 million to modernise and transform their buildings and services in the year of the NHS’s 70th birthday.

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Women to have dedicated midwives throughout pregnancy and birth

Women to have dedicated midwives throughout pregnancy and birth

Plans to train 3,000 more midwives over 4 years and further investment in maternity support staff.

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New GP contract agreed for 2018 to 2019

New GP contract agreed for 2018 to 2019

The new contract will see a £256 million investment in general practice.

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Developing healthcare innovations: apply for business funding

Developing healthcare innovations: apply for business funding

UK businesses can apply to the Biomedical Catalyst for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative products and processes to healthcare challenges.

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