Category: NHS

An alarmingly low number of eligible people in Wales take part in bowel screening programmes, and the majority of the country’s health boards breach waiting times for tests that can diagnose bowel cancer. This evidence was gathered during a recent…

Wales will need thousands more people to work in caring roles with adults and children by 2030 if it is to keep pace with the growing demand for care services and provide support for communities across the country. To help…

Anti-Slavery Day, on Thursday 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery. Slavery is the fastest growing organised-crime in the world, hidden in plain sight, and many are unaware it exists in communities and businesses.…

Knee pain is a common complaint which affects people of all ages and can occur at any time in our lives whether we’re on the golf course or getting out of the bath. In the majority of cases, with good…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…