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NHS virtual wards set to slash waiting times, prevent 178k admissions in next 2 years

Under the new NHS virtual wards scheme, hospitals to be incentivised for prompt care, with 12-hour A&E target In a strategic move to enhance healthcare...

New NHS patient choice scheme offers 5 options, but nursing shortages persist

Royal College of Nursing CE urges caution amidst new NHS patient choice pilot scheme rollout "Patients deserve choice, but wherever they go they will find...

Pharmacies forced to subsidise NHS medicines: NPA hands £108m invoice to DHSC

The NPA calls for a new deal that reverses “historical funding cuts and gives the sector the respect it deserves" In a decisive move highlighting...

BMI linked to work absenteeism, NHS expands obesity and type 2 diabetes programme

Wider rollout of NHS soup and shake diet to help 10,000+ with type 2 diabetes and obesity A recent study presented at the European Congress...

NHS Long Term Workforce Plan: 350 more medical school places allocated

The Office for Students (OfS) has targeted under-doctored areas in its allocation of the medical school places The government has allocated an additional 350 medical school...

50% of NHS hospital trusts could be using EPS by 2026

EPS was introduced at six NHS hospital trusts in England in November 2023, following a pilot service conducted at three hospital trusts NHS England will...