UK Department of Health

Type: Organization
Name: UK Department of Health
First reported 59 mins ago - Updated 59 mins ago - 1 reports

What's in a name? PAs thrive in the United Kingdom

The Physician Associate (PA) profession in the United Kingdom just celebrated its 10-year anniversary, and it is a proud time for these healthcare professionals. They have accomplished a lot in the last ten years, but how did the profession start in England? ... [Published The Clinical Advisor - 59 mins ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Northwest Biotherapeutics' DCVax-L first therapy designated under UK's early access scheme

The UK Department of Health announced Tuesday that Northwest Biotherapeutics' dendritic cell-based vaccine DCVax-L is the first drug to be awarded Promising Innovative Medicine (PIM) status, covering all malignant gliomas. The designation is the initial ... [Published FirstWord Pharma - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Practices to be fined for failing to display CQC ratings

Released 16/09/2014GP practices that fail to display their CQC ratings will be charged up to £600 from April 2015The Department of Health has proposed that it should be a legal requirement for practices to clearly display their CQC ratings, adding that ... [Published Practice Business - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Hospitals will display inspection ratings under new Health Department proposals

NHS hospitals will have to display their inspection rating at the entrance or in waiting rooms under new proposals unveiled by Jeremy Hunt. The Health Secretary said that "putting the scores on the doors" would help "inform people’s choices" about where ... [Published The Independent - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

UK NHS faces ‘growing financial crisis’

A report has revealed that the UK’s National Health Services (NHS) faces a mounting financial crisis as more hospitals are getting in deficit. The report published by The Guardian on Monday said more than half of the UK’s hospitals are in deficit and ... [Published Press tv - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Advanced Computer reports another strong half

Advanced Computer Software ( LON:ASW ), one of the providers to the NHS’s 111 emergency system, has reported another strong half with growth across all divisions. In healthcare, demand was boosted by community care and mental care, where Advanced's ... [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom RSS feed - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Scottish patients needing life-saving transplants could go to the back of the queue if Yes vote wins

Scottish patients on the waiting list for vital transplants could be sent to the back of the queue if the country votes for independence.Department of Health officials today warned that the current system for treatment would have to be completely re-written ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 15 2014]
Entities: NHS, Ed Miliband, Scotland
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

CIO interview: Stephen Hale, head of digital, Department of Health

“I want to make digital less of a novelty,” says the Department of Health’s head of digital Stephen Hale.“Part of our job is to do us out of a job in a way. We make digital so mainstream so we stop noticing it as so innovative.”The Digital Team has its ... [Published Computer Weekly - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Viagra prescriptions on the NHS rocket as 1.4m British men take the drug in a single year

The number of prescriptions written for Pfizer's erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra in the UK rose from 1.2 million in 2009 to 1.4 million last year, Daily Mail reported. The cost of therapy has declined by 93 percent since its patent expired last ... [Published FirstWord Pharma - Sep 15 2014]
Entities: Viagra, NHS, Drugs
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

How Ripley compared with surrounding areas

Ripley Community Hospital staff are celebrating after scoring top marks in a national patient-led review of NHS standards.The hospital, on Sandham Lane, achieved more than 90 per cent in the Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE), which ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Hospital hygiene focus should be broader, says House of Commons committee

e All-Party Public Accounts Committee, while acknowledging the UK Department of Healths progress in tackling MRSA and C. Difficile and improving hospital cleanliness, warned in its report, Reducing Healthcare Associated Infection in Hospitals in England ... [Published Building Better Healthcare - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Web Technology To Offer Further Mental Health Support

ByA web based application connecting people with potential mental health issues to clinical advice and support networks has been created by researchers at Aston and Warwick universities.The online assessment tool, named myGRIST, helps people take steps ... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 14 2014]

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"It is regrettable that Jeremy Hunt has published these standards without consulting with patients and it is worrying that some experts have described the standards as 'weak' and 'woefully inadequate'."
...Northwest CEO Linda Powers noted that "in prior Phase I II clinical trials of DCVax-L for brain cancer, significant delays in disease progression and significant extensions of patients’ survival have been seen, with virtually no serious adverse effects."

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What's in a name? PAs thrive in the United Kingdom [Published The Clinical Advisor - 59 mins ago]
Misaligned sepsis strategy ‘a missed opportunity’ [Published Nursing In Practice - 1 hour ago]
New rules to improve hospital food [Published Health Business - 2 hours ago]
Goodbye to the NHS: a personal story of a publi... [Published New Statesman - 3 hours ago]
Northwest Biotherapeutics' DCVax-L first therap... [Published FirstWord Pharma - 5 hours ago]
Independent Scotland could pay more for goods a... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 5 hours ago]
Practices to be fined for failing to display CQ... [Published Practice Business - 6 hours ago]
UK mental health services unable to cope with d... [Published Medical News Today - 8 hours ago]
Brain tumour vaccine is UK’s first ‘Promising I... [Published PMLive - 8 hours ago]
Ebola: Obama to send US troops to fight West Af... [Published The Week UK - 8 hours ago]
Hospitals face legal requirement to display CQC... [Published National Health Executive - 8 hours ago]
Data, data everywhere [Published E-Health Insider - 10 hours ago]
UK NHS faces ‘growing financial crisis’ [Published Press tv - 11 hours ago]
Press release: First UK 'Promising Innovative M... [Published Cabinet Office - 11 hours ago]
Advanced Computer reports another strong half [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom RSS feed - 12 hours ago]
Joe Bingley Memorial Foundation launches bid to... [Published Huddersfield Daily Examiner - 13 hours ago]
CIO interview: Stephen Hale, head of digital, D... [Published Computer Weekly - Sep 15 2014]
Industry being kept afloat with £8bn investment... [Published Building Talk - Sep 15 2014]
NHS faces mounting financial crisis as deficit ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 15 2014]
Hospitals will display inspection ratings under... [Published The Independent - Sep 15 2014]
Viagra prescriptions on the NHS rocket as 1.4m ... [Published FirstWord Pharma - Sep 15 2014]
How Ripley compared with surrounding areas [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 15 2014]
GDC ‘strongly rejects’ Dental Protection claim [Published Healthcare Learning Company - Sep 15 2014]
GDC responds to Dental Protection [Published ePolitix.com - Sep 15 2014]
Replay: The Homicide Investigation Report into ... [Published Birmingham Mail - Sep 15 2014]
Law will force healthcare organisations to disp... [Published Nursing Times - Sep 15 2014]
NHS Hearing Aid framework agreement renewed [Published Building Better Healthcare - Sep 15 2014]
Stafford NCT launches petition to save maternit... [Published Staffordshire Newsletter - Sep 15 2014]
Scottish patients needing life-saving transplan... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 15 2014]
NHS E to publish telehealth toolkit [Published E-Health Insider - Sep 15 2014]
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Which way now for the Cancer Drug Fund? by Andr... [Published PharmaGossip - Sep 09 2014]
BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5524 (Published 09 September 2014)Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5524Andrew Jack, deputy editor, analysis, Financial Times, London, UKandrew.jack@ft.comThe government has extended the Cancer Drug Fund for ...
WHO Lied As Congo Admits To Ebola Outbreak Whil... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 24 2014]
Last week, when we reported on the latest breakout of a mysterious Ebola-like disease, which had claimed at least 70 people's live at last check, we were skeptical by the WHO's attempts to mask the fact that an Ebola outbreak is something else entirely, ...
Ebola in Sierra Leone: More on the cases of the... [Published H5N1 - Aug 24 2014]
Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this KITV.com report: First WHO worker stricken with Ebola. It's now clear that the British case is not the WHO worker first reported today. Excerpt:For the first time, a worker with the World Health Organization ...
Ebola outbreak: British national living in Sier... [Published H5N1 - Aug 23 2014]
Via The Guardian: Ebola outbreak: British national living in Sierra Leone tests positive for virus. Excerpt:A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus – the first Briton confirmed to have contracted the disease. The ...
Sierra Leone: Briton in Sierra Leone tests posi... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 23 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Sierra Leone, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 08/23/2014 16:55 GMT - LONDON, August 23, 2014 (AFP) - A British national who lives in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department ...
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