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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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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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2017 Clinical Excellence Awards round opens

2017 Clinical Excellence Awards round opens

The latest round of National Clinical Excellence Awards opened on Tuesday 28 February 2017 and will close at 5:00pm Tuesday 25 April 2017.

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Applying for the 2017 Clinical Excellence Awards

Applying for the 2017 Clinical Excellence Awards

ACCEA announces details of the 2017 Clinical Excellence Awards for new awards and renewals.

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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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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 can’t 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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Helping parents spot the signs of sepsis

Helping parents spot the signs of sepsis

Sepsis awareness campaign will help parents and carers of young children recognise the symptoms of sepsis.

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Helping parents spot the signs of sepsis

Helping parents spot the signs of sepsis

Sepsis awareness campaign will help parents and carers of young children recognise the symptoms of sepsis.

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New director and hub chosen for the UK’s new £250 million Dementia Research Institute

New director and hub chosen for the UK’s new £250 million Dementia Research Institute

Professor De Strooper is to be the director of the UK Dementia Research Institute based at University College London.

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New pay deal for paramedics

New pay deal for paramedics

The role of a paramedic will be re-banded nationally, giving paramedics the opportunity to earn more as they progress.

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Health of the ‘baby boomer’ generation

Health of the ‘baby boomer’ generation

Report on the health of people that are currently 50 to 70 years of age: a generation often called the ‘baby boomers’.

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More doctors and nurses to become leaders of the future

More doctors and nurses to become leaders of the future

Health Secretary wants more doctors and nurses to occupy positions at the most senior levels of NHS.

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New nursing degree apprenticeship

New nursing degree apprenticeship

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce new nursing degree apprenticeship, opening up a career in nursing to more people.

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Expert advisory board to support the Global AMR Innovation Fund

Expert advisory board to support the Global AMR Innovation Fund

A board of experts will advise the government on how best to reduce the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Government launches £60 million call for global health research

Government launches £60 million call for global health research

UK universities invited to apply for Department of Health funding for research to benefit people’s health in low and middle-income countries.

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UK Zika research awarded share of £120 million vaccine fund

UK Zika research awarded share of £120 million vaccine fund

New funding for vaccine development projects to help fight deadly diseases like Zika and Ebola.

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Safer screening test for pregnant women

Safer screening test for pregnant women

New non-invasive prenatal test for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes, which is safer for women and their babies.

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Listening to people with dementia and their carers

Listening to people with dementia and their carers

A new listening programme to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers starts in England.

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UK team of health experts to tackle global disease outbreaks

UK team of health experts to tackle global disease outbreaks

New rapid support team will respond to urgent requests from countries around the world to help control disease outbreaks within 48 hours.

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Getting patients quicker access to innovative healthcare

Getting patients quicker access to innovative healthcare

New recommendations set out how patients could get quicker access to innovative new diagnostic tools, treatments, and medical technologies.

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New plans to modernise community pharmacies

New plans to modernise community pharmacies

Changes include a reward system for high quality service and a pharmacy access scheme for isolated areas with higher health needs.

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Safer pregnancy awareness campaign

Safer pregnancy awareness campaign

The "Our Chance" campaign aims to maximise women's chances of having safer pregnancies.

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Improving the safety of maternity care in the NHS

Improving the safety of maternity care in the NHS

New measures to make giving birth safer, including maternity safety funding and publishing maternity ratings, have been announced.

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Up to 1,500 extra medical training places announced

Up to 1,500 extra medical training places announced

Health Secretary announces increase in medical training places from September 2018.

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Plan to reduce health and care red tape burden

Plan to reduce health and care red tape burden

Department of Health to challenge bureaucratic red tape on health and social care frontline, to increase focus on patient contact and care.

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Take part in DH website survey

We would like your views on our website and the information that we publish.

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UK secures historic UN Declaration on antimicrobial resistance

UK secures historic UN Declaration on antimicrobial resistance

Landmark declaration agreeing to combat antimicrobial resistance signed by 193 countries at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Government’s progress in preventing drug resistant infections

Government’s progress in preventing drug resistant infections

The UK continues to work towards preventing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by investing in new diagnosis tests and vaccines.

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Help for people with learning disabilities to live independently

Help for people with learning disabilities to live independently

Local authorities invited to apply for share of £25 million housing and technology fund for people with learning disabilities.

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New £816 million investment in health research

New £816 million investment in health research

Research into mental health, dementia and antimicrobial resistance among the projects funded by £816 million investment in NHS research.

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Watch National Information Board Leadership Summit

Watch National Information Board Leadership Summit

NIB Leadership Summit at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 will be streamed live online on 8 September.

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New plans to expand the use of digital technology across the NHS

New plans to expand the use of digital technology across the NHS

Multi-million pound package to achieve NHS digital excellence in response to Wachter review alongside new digital services for patients.

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First scientists move in to London’s new world leading research lab

First scientists move in to London’s new world leading research lab

New £650 million laboratory welcomes the first researchers to begin their collaboration and help strengthen the UK’s world-leading reputation in science.

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Carey Mulligan aims to change global attitudes towards dementia

Carey Mulligan aims to change global attitudes towards dementia

Actress Carey Mulligan appointed first UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador by Alzheimer’s Society and Jeremy Hunt.

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Clinical commissioning group improvement and assessment framework 2016/17 now on My NHS

Clinical commissioning group improvement and assessment framework 2016/17 now on My NHS

My NHS now hosts the indicators for the new CCG improvement and assessment framework as well as end of year CCG assessment ratings.

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