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There is considerable optimism amongst policy-makers that greater use of digital health technologies ('telehealth') in combination with new ways of working could transform health care delivery, helping the NHS to be sustainable in the face of rising demand. But in a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers…
Skills for Health has announced that the new Apprenticeships for Healthcare Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners have been approved for delivery by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This approval brings the availability of employer designed Apprenticeships one step closer with Standards and Assessment Plans available for you…
The importance of teams to the successful delivery of health and care services is now well established. There is an overwhelming evidence base that teams of relevant professionals coming together to achieve a shared goal can lead to genuine improvements in patient care. Many of the new models of care…
An open evening displaying some of Imperial College London's Master's programmes designed for healthcare professionals is taking place at 6pm on June 7 at St Mary's Campus, Praed Street. At this event, the Masters' in Patient Safety, Health Policy, Healthcare and Design and Genomic Medicine will be represented. There will…
David Cameron has committed his Government to halving drug-resistant bug infections by 2020, with measures including the introduction of tough new targets to limit inappropriate use of antibiotics. The commitment was announced at the G7 summit in Japan, where heads of the world's leading economies were discussing what the Prime…
Doctors should be forced to perform diagnostic tests on patients before prescribing antibiotics which are currently being dished out "like sweets", according to a major review of antibiotic resistance. Experts have warned that resistance to the drugs that are used to fight infections could cause a bigger threat to mankind…
Boots is considering offering more complex treatments in-store, including skin cancer checks and diabetes management. The company's chief pharmacists told The Times that the NHS needed the firm to help meet some of the challenges it was facing. But the plans have raised concerns from patient advocates. Treatments that patients…
The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust are urging anyone interested in a career within Adult, Social & Primary Care to come along to their Recruitment and Careers Fair on May 14 to find out more. The event will take place at McKinney House, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast and the…
Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership have published their full Strategic Plan (2016-19). The Plan sets out the vision for the transformation of service from children’s health, young adults through to older people’s care, all of which are now the joint responsibility of the new Fife Health and Social Care…
Patients will be urged to "self-manage" conditions online and see nurses and pharmacists as part of a major shake-up of GP surgeries. NHS England has announced a five-year plan to put general practice "back on its feet", with an extra £2.4 billion a year in funding by 2020/21. The boost…
Cardiff Met’s School of Health Sciences has teamed up with Derwen Cymru to launch a health and wellbeing suite at one of Derwen’s sheltered housing complexes. The ‘Keeping Well in Your Home’ project is a collaboration between the University and local older people's housing and service provider Derwen Cymru. The…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) have announced details of the fourth 'Public Health Annual Research and Practice Conference' which will take place on 8 June. The conference will take place at Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast and the theme this year is 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound…
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