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NHS becomes first healthcare system in the world to publish numbers of avoidable deaths

NHS becomes first healthcare system in the world to publish numbers of avoidable deaths

Publication of the data seeks to protect patients by showing how many deaths might have been caused by problems in care. It will allow trusts to share lessons and learn from failings.

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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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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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New £15 million grant scheme to improve mental healthcare

New £15 million grant scheme to improve mental healthcare

The Beyond Places of Safety fund will focus on improving urgent mental healthcare in local areas.

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Medicine and vaccine manufacturing centres: apply for funding

Medicine and vaccine manufacturing centres: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for up to £79 million to create national centres under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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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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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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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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Exporting NHS innovation at NHS Expo 2017

Exporting NHS innovation at NHS Expo 2017

Healthcare UK raising the profile and appeal of exporting healthcare services overseas.

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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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Developing personalised medicine technologies: apply for funding

Developing personalised medicine technologies: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £6 million to develop precision medicine technologies that better target patient treatments.

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Reasonable expectations: supporting health and care professionals

Reasonable expectations: supporting health and care professionals

The National Data Guardian and her panel planning an event for October 10 to consult with health and care professionals about data sharing to support care.

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Reasonable expectations: supporting health and care professionals

Reasonable expectations: supporting health and care professionals

The National Data Guardian and her panel planning an event for October 10 to consult with health and care professionals about data sharing to support care.

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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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ACMD warns ministers of falling local funding for drug treatment services

ACMD warns ministers of falling local funding for drug treatment services

Funding cuts are the single biggest threat to drug treatment recovery outcomes, a report published by the ACMD has warned.

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Exploiting data to improve cancer care: apply for contracts

Exploiting data to improve cancer care: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of £425,000 to develop new ways of using existing data to improve cancer care in Scotland.

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Manufacturing new medicines: apply for Industrial Strategy funds

Manufacturing new medicines: apply for Industrial Strategy funds

First £15 million funding opportunity announced in £146 million leading-edge healthcare challenge, designed to speed up access to medicines.

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£5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit

£5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit

The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan.

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Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs: public evidence gathering day

Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs: public evidence gathering day

The ACMD is holding a public evidence gathering day on Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs on Tuesday 26 September at The Kia Oval, Vauxhall, London.

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Join Healthcare UK at NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017

Join Healthcare UK at NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017

Visit Healthcare UK on stand 103 at the UK’s most significant health and care event of the year, 11 to 12 September 2017 in Manchester.

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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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Digital technology for healthcare: apply for funding

Digital technology for healthcare: apply for funding

Up to £8 million is on offer for UK businesses to work on innovation projects that tackle the biggest healthcare challenges.

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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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Diagnosing cancer earlier and faster: apply for funding

Diagnosing cancer earlier and faster: apply for funding

A total of up to £1.1 million is available to UK businesses for projects that transform screening and speed up the diagnosis of cancer.

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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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£86 million funding announced for new medicine and technology

£86 million funding announced for new medicine and technology

Government funding will speed up access to new medicine and technology by supporting businesses to develop and test their innovations.

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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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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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Miniature pump for failing heart to be trialled with 50 patients

Miniature pump for failing heart to be trialled with 50 patients

Calon Cardio prepares to run human trials for a more cost-effective, low-weight device, developed with support from Innovate UK.

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Secondary school staff get mental health 'first aid' training

Secondary school staff get mental health 'first aid' training

£200,000 funding to help teachers understand and identify mental health issues in children.

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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 sector’s 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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2017 Clinical Excellence Awards closed

2017 Clinical Excellence Awards closed

The 2017 National Clinical Excellence Awards round has now closed.

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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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Now recruiting: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs members

Now recruiting: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs members

The Home Office is looking for 11 new members to join the ACMD advisory council.

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Clinical requirements for information and digital technologies

Clinical requirements for information and digital technologies

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publish requirements to ensure that clinical priorities for use of data and technology are met nationally.

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2017 Appointments to IRP

2017 Appointments to IRP

The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint four members (one lay, three managerial) to the IRP.

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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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