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New vaccine could make rheumatoid arthritis preventable

Researchers say that the jab, currently used to treat established rheumatoid arthritis, is also ‘effective in preventing the onset of disease in people at risk'

Pulmonary rehabilitation: Overview and future directions

Elaine Bevan-Smith and Maria Eurton explain the importance of this intervention for patients with COPD

Almost half of nurses working in GP practices received no pay rise last year

New survey data from the RCN reveals over three-quarters (77%) of respondents who are general practice nursing staff in England did not receive the full pay rise promised, and almost half of (44%)...

Cancer waiting times in England in 2023 were the 'worst on record'

Macmillan Cancer Support chief executive, Gemma Peters, has called the statistics ‘a new low and highlights the desperate situation for people living with cancer.’

Emergency mental health referrals for children rises by 53% in the past three years

The Royal College of Psychiatrists found a 53% rise in referrals to child and adolescent mental health services crisis teams in England since 2019/20

UK government promises £200m in funding for NHS Dental Recovery Plan.

A £200m budget has been promised which the Government claims will cover costs for NHS patients who have not visited a dentist for two years

Cancer gene therapy to be offered to people with Jewish ancestry

Thousands of people in England with Jewish ancestry, who have a higher risk of developing certain cancers, are to be offered a genetic test by the NHS

RCN demands a ‘seismic’ shift in pay and recognition for nurses

As talks between the Government and striking doctors resume, the RCN wants more recognition of the clinical care nurses provide to the public. Last year, nurses received the lowest pay deal in the...

Bronchitis: an overview for primary care nurses

Beverley Bostock looks at this respiratory condition which commonly presents in winter

Pharmacists begin to prescribe treatment without GP appointment

The NHS Pharmacy First scheme aims to cut waiting times at GP practices by enabling pharmacists to prescribe a restricted amount of treatments

Joining up the dots in children's health

Labour's joined up thinking on child health is a cause for optimism

Putting the spotlight on good liver health

Despite a staggering 90% of liver damage cases stemming from preventable causes, such as excessive alcohol intake, obesity and viral hepatitis, deaths from the disease have nearly doubled in the last...

Alzheimer's could pass between humans in rare incidents, say researchers

University College London researchers found patients who received human growth hormones from deceased donors have developed early onset of Alzheimer’s, but stress this occurs in exceptional...

Record number of nurses and midwives working in NHS

There are more nurses and midwives working in the NHS than ever before according to new figures published by NHS England.

Adapting remote consultations to people’s demographic factors could help in providing equitable care

Medical researchers said understanding people’s education level and access to technology could ensure better implementation of remote consultations

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