New vision for district nursing published

A new vision and service model for district nursing has been published today. This vision builds on ‘Compassion in Practice’, the national vision for nurses midwives and care staff. It … Read more → – New vision for district nursing published

Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

The responses to the cosmetic surgery review call for evidence have been published today. The call for evidence was issued to enable the public, cosmetic interventions industry and patient groups … Read more → – Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

Smoking health harm campaign launched

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The department has launched a new campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the New Year. The campaign aims to increase awareness by highlighting the immediate damage being done by every … Read more → – Smoking health harm campaign launched

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 announced today. Work on the system will … Read more → – New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced

Chief Medical Officer revalidated as doctor

Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has become one of the first doctors in the UK to be revalidated, after she received confirmation from the General Medical Council (GMC) this … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer revalidated as doctor

Funding made available for dementia research projects

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The Department of Health has made £22 million available to 21 pioneering research projects to boost dementia diagnosis rates and trial ground-breaking treatments. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt emphasised the crucial … Read more → – Funding made available for dementia research projects

Digital strategy: Leading the culture change in health and care published

The department has published its digital strategy, setting out its ambition to become a Digital First department of state, with digital tools and techniques embedded throughout its work. The strategy … Read more → – Digital strategy: Leading the culture change in health and care published

Health grant awarded to victims of Thalidomide

The Department of Health will pay around £80 million over 10 years to the Thalidomide Trust, which dispenses help and support to people disabled by the drug, Care and Support … Read more → – Health grant awarded to victims of Thalidomide