New national pledge to improve children’s health and reduce child deaths

A new pledge about making improvements to the health of children and young people has been launched today. The pledge is part of the government’s response to the Children and … Read more → – New national pledge to improve children’s health and reduce child deaths

NHS information service for parents reaches 100,000 signups

More than 100,000 people have already signed up to receive online advice about looking after their baby – and a quarter of these are fathers. The NHS Information Service for … Read more → – NHS information service for parents reaches 100,000 signups

Cold weather alert: level 2 issued

The Met Office has forecast that in at least the next 2 to 3 days there is a 60% chance of severe cold weather in the North West, South West, … Read more → – Cold weather alert: level 2 issued

Overview of responses to NHS Constitution consultation published

The government has today published a report providing an overview of responses to the consultation on strengthening the NHS Constitution. This report sets out changes to the guiding ‘Principles of … Read more → – Overview of responses to NHS Constitution consultation published

Improvements announced in NHS prosthetic care for war veterans

NHS services across the country are set to benefit from additional funding to improve prosthetic and rehabilitation services for ex-servicemen and women. The government is making £11 million available over … Read more → – Improvements announced in NHS prosthetic care for war veterans

Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Regarding bute in horsemeat, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said: “Horsemeat containing phenylbutazone presents a very low risk to human health. “Phenylbutazone, known as bute, is a commonly … Read more → – Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions

From today, people across England will be able to sign up for sessions to become a Dementia Friend. Just over 12,000 people have already registered their interest in becoming Dementia … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions

New funding reforms announced for care and support

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The Government has announced new measures for funding care to ensure that the elderly and those with disabilities get the care they need without facing unlimited costs. The new measures … Read more → – New funding reforms announced for care and support