Archive for the ‘NHS’ Category

Local patients using innovative NHS app to get advice on healthcare

An innovative app is proving very popular with patients across the West Midlands who need advice on where to go and what to do if they have an urgent healthcare concern. Launched a year ago, Ask NHS is a free smartphone app giving patients more flexibility in accessing healthcare advice and support. The app is […]

University of Derby postgraduate healthcare students receive funding fees boost

Students applying for postgraduate pre-registration nursing and healthcare courses at the University of Derby will now have access to the same funding as undergraduate students following the announcement of new government legislation. Postgraduate pre-registration students starting courses in the 2018/19 academic year, can access a tuition fee loan of up to £8,430 and a maintenance […]

Tackling Child Obesity in the UK

The government, schools and sports clubs in the local community are all doing their part to tackle the child obesity problems we are facing at the moment. In the UK, we all need to be getting the right amount of exercise to stay healthy. While the focus is on children, adults too need to be […]

Birmingham hospitals merger cleared by CMA

The CMA has cleared the merger between two Birmingham hospital trusts, after finding that it is likely to benefit patients in the local area. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that, whilst the merger between Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) could give rise to […]

LGA RESPONDS TO LATEST DELAYED TRANSFERS OF CARE FIGURES

Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their own […]

LGA RESPONDS TO NHS DIGITAL CARERS SURVEY

Responding to an NHS Digital survey published today on carers experiencing financial difficulties and social isolation, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “Unpaid carers play an invaluable role in looking after those with care and support needs, and are estimated to save the economy £132 billion a year. […]

Royal Free – Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection law

The ICO has ruled the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it provided patient details to Google DeepMind. The Trust provided personal data of around 1.6 million patients as part of a trial to test an alert, diagnosis and detection system for acute kidney injury. But an […]

The search is on for the best NHS suppliers and partnerships in the North West.

Applications are invited for the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2017 – recognising the work of businesses, third sector bodies and the NHS in working together to provide great patient care. Last year’s overall winner was Falck Medical Services, who work with a dedicated NHS team in the North West and […]

Unique event aims to provide technology solutions for healthcare issues in Cornwall

‘Maximising Technology in Health and Care’ event on 4th July For the first time in Cornwall, the NHS and other healthcare professionals are being brought together with pioneering health technology companies, to see how they can work together to benefit people across the region and beyond. On July 4th Cornwall Council and Falmouth University will co-host Independence Day: […]

Can Sustainability and Transformation Plans deliver a better future for the NHS?

“In short, ‘No’, not unless they change direction”, say the authors of a new report, entitled ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans: How serious are the proposals? A critical review’, published today (Wednesday 14 June 2017) by London South Bank University. To deliver a better future for the NHS, the authors argue that the 44 existing Sustainability […]