Government backs businesses with £5 million funding boost

The Department of Health has today announced £5 million of funding for businesses to come up with new products or services that will help improve the experience of people with mental health illnesses and people at the end of their … Read more → – Government backs businesses with £5 million funding boost

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Hidden dangers highlighted in new smoking campaign

HIDDEN DANGERS HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW SMOKING CAMPAIGN – First shock smoking ads in eight years – Smokers will be told that just 15 cigarettes cause a mutation that can lead to cancerous tumours in a return to hard-hitting health campaigns, … Read more → – Hidden dangers highlighted in new smoking campaign

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Campaign warns people to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it’ to stop the spread of flu

People are being urged to wash their hands regularly and throw used tissues away – ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It’ – in a bid to limit the spread of winter bugs, including norovirus and flu, Public Health Minister Anna … Read more → – Campaign warns people to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it’ to stop the spread of flu

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Doctors and nurses to help protect vulnerable children

Hospitals will have a new system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter announced today. The Minister has given the green light for work on the system to begin in … Read more → – Doctors and nurses to help protect vulnerable children

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Thalidomide victims awarded £80 million health grant

Thalidomide victims awarded £80 million health grant Under a deal unveiled today by Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, the Department of Health will pay around £80 million over 10 years to the Thalidomide Trust through an annual grant, which … Read more → – Thalidomide victims awarded £80 million health grant

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Pathology Quality Assurance review launched

A review of quality assurance arrangements for NHS pathology services was announced today by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. The review will be led by National Clinical Director for Pathology Dr Ian Barnes and will scrutinise NHS arrangements … Read more → – Pathology Quality Assurance review launched

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Doctors’ contracts fit for the 21st century

The Government has today published two independent reports about doctors’ contracts. The reports commissioned by the Government highlight the need to change doctors’ current contracts, both for consultants and for junior doctors, to make them fit for purpose to support … Read more → – Doctors’ contracts fit for the 21st century

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Bumpbook – are mums sharing the right information?

  The Department of Health distributes two million free booklets to support mums and give them the right information during pregnancy   Findings from a joint survey from parenting site Netmums and the Department of Health’s Start4Life campaign have lifted … Read more → – Bumpbook – are mums sharing the right information?

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More control given to councils to scrutinise changes to local healthcare

  New measures coming in to force in April 2013 will mean that any changes to the local healthcare services will be more locally led and transparent to patients.   The Health and Social Care Act 2012 will set up … Read more → – More control given to councils to scrutinise changes to local healthcare

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Statistical Press notice: NHS inpatient and outpatient events

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: Latest monthly hospital activity events (up to and including October 2012) The main findings compare the year to date (YTD) to October 2012/13 to the same period in 2011/12.  … Read more → – Statistical Press notice: NHS inpatient and outpatient events

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