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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.

More than 150,000 adults and children with type 1 diabetes will be eligible to access life changing technology on the NHS

More than 150,000 adults and children with type 1 diabetes will be eligible to access life changing technology on the NHS

‘Game-changing’ Alzheimer’s blood tests could be offered on the NHS

A new study to assess if blood tests can help diagnose Alzheimer's disease has been launched.

NHS dentist shortage could increase mouth cancer deaths

A lack of access to dentists will cost lives, as mouth cancers are not being spotted or treated early enough, the Oral Health Foundation has warned.

Health sector raises concern after the Government’s lack of commitment to mental health reform

Reforms in the UK’s Mental Health Act have been dropped by the Goverment, according to the King's Speech

Major disparities in access to mental health services for BME patients, report finds

Data from The Ethnic Inequalities in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) review revealed notable disparities between white British people and minoritised ethnic groups accessing mental...

New warning system introduced in NHS hospitals to prevent ‘avoidable’ child deaths

Health Minister Maria Caulfield said, ‘it’s vital to give parents a voice when it comes to the care of their child and so it will be reassuring to families that as part of this system, parents will be...

Autistic patients could benefit from new SPACE model in primary care

The SPACE model addresses barriers to ensure autistic people ‘are able to access healthcare as a basic right'

AI successfully used to grade rare cancer

A new study has found that artificial intelligence (AI) could be twice as accurate in grading some sarcomas as a biopsy

Dementia rates predicted to double by 2040, as experts urge ‘national conversation’ on funding

Around 900,000 people are thought to currently have dementia in the UK. According to this latest study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, this will rise to 1.7 million by 2040

NHS waiting lists to reach record high by 2024, warns Health Foundation

Prime Minister to face challenges as NHS backlog is expected to reach 8 million next summer

NHS virtual wards to provide ‘personalised service’ for patients with heart failure

Thousands of patients with heart failure will now get specialist care from home as the NHS expands its virtual wards scheme

'Early Support Hubs' to deliver mental health support for children and young people nationwide

The £5 million fund for ‘Early Support Hubs’ aims to ensure young people have access to early intervention before they reach crisis point

Skin conditions and diabetes part 2

This second article on skin conditions in diabetes looks at skin infections in diabetes and diabetes foot
ulceration. By David Morris

Greater Manchester sets out a new primary care plan

NHS Greater Manchester and the Primary Care Provider Board have launched a new five-year plan to improve access to primary care services

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