Gene editing ‘boosts’ cancer-killing cells

Cancer scientists have genetically modified the immune system to help it attack tumours in mice. The immune system is the body's own defence against infection and cancer, but tumours develop ways of stopping the onslaught. [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: News|

The lesson of Prince Harry’s grief?

The lesson of Prince Harry’s grief ? We need mental health services for all. 0ne of my strongest memories of attending Princess Diana’s funeral is of sitting up high in Westminster Abbey and looking down [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

NHS faces ‘staffing crisis’ among nurses

Ageing workforce and reliance on immigrants could create major problems, warns Royal College of Nursing A shortage of talent, and an uncertain post-Brexit future for foreign workers, could lead to a major staffing shortage among [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

How can behavioural insights make care more person-centred?

Source: NHE Sep/Oct 16 Michael Hallsworth and Hannah Burd of the Behavioural Insights Team explain how two new guides aim to deliver more effective person-centred care. The key to delivering person-centred care is to start [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

NHS England to set up ‘Brexit unit’ to ensure smooth transition

NHS England is in the process of establishing a special unit to deal with the impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union to ensure “a smooth transition and protect the NHS”. Simon Stevens, [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

Will removing bursaries for student nurses actually lead to more nursing staff?

Demand pressures on the NHS rise every year. To cope with these pressures and provide the same quality of service, we need to train more clinical professionals and nurses in Britain year after year. But [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

How dieters are in denial: People underestimate how much they eat by up to 50%

Many a dieter 'forgets' about a chocolate bar they've eaten in the hope the calories didn't count. Now, a study reveals the practice of living in denial may be more widespread than ever. People are [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Cancer patients could see if chemotherapy is working in real-time

Cancer patients could soon be able to find if their chemotherapy is working and follow the disease in real time as it is cleared from their body, scientists believe. A new technique can assess the effectiveness of [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

DBS set to take over Basic Disclosures from 2017

From 1st January 2017, basic disclosures, which are currently provided by Disclosure Scotland will be taken over by the Disclosure and Barring service. The primary role of DBS is to help employers in England and [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Osborne’s Planned Contractor legislation set to cause a headache

9/11/16 – Organisations representing umbrella companies and the self-employed have condemned reported government plans that would see freelancers and contractors working through personal […]

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

DBS set to take over Basic Disclosures from 2017

From 1st January 2017, basic disclosures, which are currently provided by Disclosure Scotland will be taken over by the Disclosure and Barring service. The primary role of DBS is to help employers in England and [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

Rise in serious incidents at English mental health trusts

More than 8,000 serious incidents were reported by mental health trusts in England last year – an increase of more than a third over a two-year period. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

International Nurses Day: Why we celebrate on Florence Nightingale’s birthday

Happy International Nurses Day (Picture: Getty)With all the recent NHS controversies, International Nurses Day seems more important than ever this year – but you probably still haven’t heard of it. Luckily, we’re here to explain [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Zika virus ‘scarier than thought’ says US

The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted. A wider range of birth defects has been linked to the [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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