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Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton has launched a public consultation on reform of Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care system. The Minister said: "On 4 November I outlined wide-ranging, ambitious and radical plans for transforming our health and social care system. The proposed changes seek to radically reduce bureaucracy…
Wales's NHS will receive an extra £290 million a year, the Welsh Government has announced in its spending plans. The Labour administration in Cardiff Bay unveiled its draft budget to Assembly Members in the Senedd. Finance Minister Jane Hutt said that spending on health would rise 4.1% to £7.1 billion…
A new publication aims to help Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) consider different approaches to developing the third sector's role in health and social care integration at a local level. The handbook, titled Developing the Third Sector’s Role in Health and Social Care Integration, offers background information, an analysis (based on…
Overseas visitors and migrants will be charged for using most GP services, plus receiving A&E and ambulance care under new plans drawn up by the Government. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the proposed changes to be introduced in 2017 would "recover up to £500 million per year to put back…
Northern Ireland Health Minister, Simon Hamilton, has announced his intention to lift the restrictions on HIV self-testing in Northern Ireland. Currently anyone wishing to test for HIV has to go to a health professional at a GP surgery, sexual health clinic or Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinic. Self-testing involves an individual…
A framework for the long term future of primary care out-of-hours services, which run when GP surgeries are closed, has been welcomed by Health Secretary Shona Robison. The independent Primary Care Out-of-Hours Review, chaired by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie, made the main recommendation on the importance of multi-disciplinary teams –…
A landmark new law on organ donors comes into effect in Wales today which means adults automatically become donors after their death - unless they have chosen to opt out beforehand. Some religious groups have criticised the move, but health officials argue that it will save hundreds of lives. The…
A £48 million funding boost for health services will help tackle mounting pressures on waiting lists in Northern Ireland's hospitals. Health Minister Simon Hamilton has outlined how he will use the money allocated to his department as part of the budget balancing undertaken in the wake of the political deal…
Eight out of 10 long-term survivors of cancer come from the most affluent parts of the UK, a study has found. People who survive for 10 to 20 years or more following diagnosis are far more likely to live in the richest regions, and are more likely to have cancers…
Health Education England has launched a new Health Careers website that brings together content from the NHS Careers, Medical Careers and PHORCaST (public health careers) websites. The new site provides detailed information on more than 350 roles in health, a number of real-life stories and videos, as well as a…
There has been a 20% leap in the numbers of Health and Social Care Apprenticeships to 84,300 up from 70,080 the year before. The provisional numbers from the Government’s Statistical First Release for 2014/15 also revealed that the numbers of Care Leadership and Management Higher Apprenticeships had more than doubled…
The Government is living in "cloud cuckoo land" over seven-day working, a Royal College has said, as it published figures suggesting almost a million more people will be living with long-term conditions by 2025. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) predicts an "'explosion" of people living with more than one…

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