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New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced

Hospitals will have a new system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has announced. Work on the system will begin in early 2013 and it will start to be introduced … Read more → – New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced

Hard hitting stop smoking campaign launches

The Department of Health’s Smokefree team have launched a new and uncompromising smoking cessation campaign, which uses visceral techniques to emphasise the physical damage caused by cigarette smoke. Running until March 2013, this latest Health Harms campaign heralds the return … Read more → – Hard hitting stop smoking campaign launches

Pioneering dementia research projects receive £22 million government boost

Twenty one pioneering research projects to boost dementia diagnosis rates and trial ground breaking treatments have been selected to receive a share of £22million of Government funding, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. Visiting pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s UK dementia … Read more → – Pioneering dementia research projects receive £22 million government boost

Cancer services coming of age report published

The cancer services coming of age report summarises a series of pilots that tested whether appropriate assessment of older cancer patients would result in improved access to appropriate cancer treatment, based on need and not age. They also tested whether … Read more → – Cancer services coming of age report published

Communications strategy agreed for potential flu pandemic

The Department of Health is publishing a communications strategy to assist in planning its response to a potential flu pandemic. This is a companion document to the UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy, published in November, and the Health and Social … Read more → – Communications strategy agreed for potential flu pandemic