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A new antibiotic which acts as a "Trojan horse" has proved effective against drug-resistant bacteria, researchers have said.Scientists say trials on 448 people with kidney or urinary tract infections found the drug cefiderocol eradicated germs just as effectively as current treatments.The drug tricks the bacteria's biology by binding to iron…
Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced £1.7m funding for a Cwmtawe project to develop new models of health and social care.The funding comes from the £100m Transformation Fund to support key actions from the Welsh Government’s long term plan for health and social care, A Healthier Wales.The Cwmtawe Cluster…
Mental health spending needs to double by the end of the next decade to put it on par with physical illnesses, new analysis suggests.Ministers and health leaders have pledged that mental health care will be given "parity of esteem" to physical illnesses.Now research by the Institute for Public Policy Research…
Half of premature deaths have been linked to risk factors such as smoking and obesity in a new study.An unhealthy diet, not exercising enough, alcohol and drug use, high blood pressure and environmental factors such as air pollution were also to blame, researchers said.While overall rates of premature death have…
Westminster needs to take action on some Northern Irish affairs in the absence of an administration, MPs have heard.Secretary of State Karen Bradley (pictured) moved emergency legislation aiming to bring a measure of stability to Northern Ireland's rudderless public services.But there were calls during the Commons debate for her to…
The NHS in Scotland is not financially sustainable and its performance has continued to decline, Scotland’s public spending watchdog warned.A new Audit Scotland report found health boards were “struggling to break even” and said no part of the country had met all of the key national targets for the service…
Plans to deliver a seamless health and social care system, which supports people to live healthy and independent lives, will receive a £180m funding boost next year, Ministers have announced.Health and Social Services Secretary, Vaughan Gething and Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies set out their…
Jeane Freeman has announced more than £650 million of additional funding will be used to try to cut NHS waiting times after telling MSPs: “Some people are waiting too long to receive the care they need.”The Health Secretary outlined a phased action plan she said would deliver a “sustainable and…
More than £1 billion worth of urgent repairs need to be carried out across the NHS in order to prevent "catastrophic" failures and risk to safety, figures show.Data released by NHS Digital has revealed the extent of the maintenance backlog across NHS properties in England.NHS trusts are sitting on a…
Health inspectors have been forced to take "urgent action to protect people" at a beleaguered hospital trust.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it was taking action at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust following inspections at its maternity and emergency departments.It comes after it emerged more than 100 cases of…
The NHS is being "ripped off" by pharmaceutical companies charging more than £1,000 for a bottle of pain-relieving mouthwash, ministers have been told.Philippa Whitford (pictured) urged the Government to stop the "drug racketeering", which she said leads to the price of some drugs being hiked up "hundreds of times".The SNP's…
The Government still lacks an effective overall strategy to integrate the health and social care sectors, while financial pressures on local authorities mean there is "no realistic prospect of progress", MPs have warned.The country's ageing population has led to a widespread consensus that integration and joint working is the right…
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