Nursing remains most in-demand sector for staff in February

February data pointed to a further increase in permanent staff placements. The rate of expansion quickened slightly, reaching a three-month high. Temp billings meanwhile rose at the same pace as in January. The level of [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|

NHS will carry out dementia checks at 40

Health Secretary announces new plans to assess people's dementia risks from the age of 40 on, and offer advice about lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of the condition Facebook 186 Twitter Pinterest 1 LinkedIn [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Short home care visits ‘plague system’

Source: BBC Source: Thinkstock Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests. Research by Unison found "distressing" cases of care being [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Many High Street pharmacies in England face closure, says minister

Source: BBC Source: Thinkstock Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England face closure following plans to cut NHS funding by £170m, according to Health Minister Alistair Burt. Department of Health officials argue that [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Older people in need ‘let down by NHS’

Source: BBC Source: Gabrielle Voinot/SPL Older people in need of urgent help are being failed by the NHS, a group of English and Welsh health leaders say. Too many over-65s end up in [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Technology will never replace doctors – but they must embrace it

Source: Telegraph GP surgery. Source: Alamy By Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs Would you rather find out you had terminal cancer from a smartphone app, or from a [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alzheimer’s could be spotted 20 years before the first symptoms appear

Source: Telegraph Spotting the earliest signs of Alzheimer's could lead to new treatments for preventing the onset of dementia, scientists believe Changes in the brain can give an early indication that Alzheimer's will develop. Source: [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Cheap epilepsy drug could prevent nerve damage in Multiple Sclerosis

Source: Telegraph The anti-seizure drug phenytoin was found to protect neural tissue in MS patients with optic neuritis, potentially preventing the onset of blindness An MRI scan revealing multiple sclerosis. Source: Alamy A cheap [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rise in serious incidents at English mental health trusts

Source: BBC Source: SPL 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, [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Patients given hip implants made the wrong size

Source: Telegraph Metal-on-metal implants were introduced in the UK in the 1990s when they were promoted as offering better mobility than replacements which use a metal ball and plastic socket. Source: Telegraph Hip [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

UK is ‘vulnerable’ to next Ebola outbreak

Source: BBC Source: SPL The UK is vulnerable to epidemics such as Ebola because of a gaping hole in the country's ability to manufacture vaccines, a group of MPs has warned. The Science and [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Infected blood scandal: Government proposes more money for victims

Source: BBC Source: PA The government wants to increase the amount of money on offer for those affected by the blood contamination scandal by a further £100m, public health minister Jane Ellison has [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Diabetes: Government and NHS too slow to act, say MPs

Source: BBC Source: PA MPs have criticised the Department of Health and the NHS in England for being "too slow" to act in preventing and treating diabetes. A report by the Public Accounts [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Pharma ‘cash call’ for new antibiotics

Source: BBC More than 80 pharmaceutical companies have called on governments to develop new ways of paying them to develop antibiotics. In a joint declaration, at the World Economic Forum, they said the value of antibiotics [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

16 health trends to look out for in 2016

Source: Independent Source: Independent High-spec supplements Vitamins go premium, with comprehensive packs and delivery services to make sure you’re deficient in nothing. Inner Me offers age-tailored packs with vitamins, minerals, Omega 3 and [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |

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