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NHS to offer stem cell transplants to patients living with rare blood disorder

The new treatment could cure adults living with thalassemia and help them avoid life-long blood transfusions

Career Profile: Teresa Ellis

Teresa Ellis, Service and Practice Development Facilitator and Emergency Department Administrator
Location, London North West University Trust Hospital

Life-saving therapy to be offered to babies with rare genetic disease

Babies with a rare and fatal disease will be able to live past their first birthday by receiving life-saving treatment on the NHS

20,000 UK cancer deaths a year could be avoided, says Cancer Research

The Longer Better Lives: A Manifesto for Cancer Research and Care manifesto sets out policy to improve cancer outcomes, including bans on smoking and addressing the £1 billion funding gap for research...

Doctors urged to watch for measles, as vaccine rate dips

Doctors told to be on high alert as vaccine rates among children have dropped to a record low.

A third of women not attending cervical screening appointments

Thousands of women at risk of cervical cancer as smear test uptake in England has fallen to a record low

Health and social care: the state we are in

The CQC’s latest report makes for ‘extremely difficult reading’ as an overview of health care. Amanda Halliwell summarises its main findings

NHS England awards £330 million IT contract to US tech company Palantir

The software, which will be known as the Federated Data Platform, aims to ease access to information by bringing existing patient data, such as health records, waiting lists and staff rosters,...

RCN urges new Health Secretary to secure ‘sizeable and rapid investment’ to support the NHS workforce

Ms Atkins, who replaced Steve Barclay in this week’s cabinet reshuffle, has inherited new record NHS waiting times, with 7.7 million people waiting for elective care

The spotlight needs shining back on sepsis

A little over 10 years ago I worked with Dame Julie Mellor, the then Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO), on the report ‘A Time to Act’ which highlighted significant failings in the care...

Wound assessment – the foundation of wound care

Alexandra Bishop looks at the fundamentals of assessing wounds in primary care settings

What's next for immunisations in primary care?

Dr Catherine Heffernan looks at the latest guidance for nurses on vaccinations

Talking therapies could be offered to treat menopause symptoms

NICE recommends cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) alongside or as an alternative to HRT to alleviate the effects of the menopause

‘World first’ gonorrhoea vaccination scheme could be introduced in the UK

Plans to introduce gonorrhea vaccination come as infection levels are currently at a record high.

AI to reduce ‘avoidable’ hospital admissions this winter

Artificial intelligence (AI) will help NHS spot patients at higher risk of ending up in hospital to avert health problems and reduce pressures on A&E.

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