Microscope and equipment showing viruses to depict development of a new class of antibiotic

Government grant for research into new class of antibiotic

A new class of antibiotic hailed as the 'last line of defence' in the battle against drug-resistant superbugs such as MSRA and VRE is...
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Study shows potential to develop brain tumour liquid biopsies

Scientists are making strides in developing brain tumour liquid biopsies by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine. Liquid biopsies...
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Should an NHS cash boost be used to cut waiting times?

New polling has found that the majority of the public want the promised NHS cash boost to be used to help cut record high...
Doctor prescribing medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis now available on prescription

As of today, expert doctors can legally issue prescriptions for cannabis-based products for medicinal use. Prescribing decisions for medicinal cannabis are restricted to clinicians...
13% increase in breast screenings

Social media project results in 13% more breast screenings

An NHS project using social media to improve health by boosting digital inclusion has led to a 13 per cent increase in first time...
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Commons Select Committee calls for clinical trials transparency

The Science and Technology Committee has expressed concern that nearly half of clinical trials fail to publish their results. The Committee is calling for...
Kate Lancaster is the new RCOG Chief Executive

Kate Lancaster will be the new RCOG Chief Executive

Kate Lancaster, the Director of Strategy at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust will be the new RCOG Chief Executive.  The Royal College of Obstetricians...
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Annual report on GP activity in England

NHS Digital has published its annual report on GP activity in England. It shows the prevalence of 21 conditions and identifies how the prevalence...
RCOG & FSRH on the fortification of flour with folic acid

RCOG & FSRH on the fortification of flour with folic acid

Public Health Minister Steve Brine will announce that the Government plans to consult on the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid in a...

What are the latest developments in blood cancer treatments?

With new developments in blood cancer treatments, is it changing the future for people with the condition? Blood cancer is used to describe any cancer...

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The first European expert consensus on clinical use of dimethyl fumarate for plaque psoriasis has been published.  The Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology...
A coalition of UK health experts is calling on the Government to protect patients in future UK-EU relationship.

Health coalitions calls for patient protection post-Brexit

A UK coalition of pharma, NHS and biotech bodies says that Brexit negotiators have a responsibility to make patient safety and public health central...
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Using data to reduce the risk of stroke

People with irregular and abnormally fast heart rates caused by atrial fibrillation could be at a greater risk of stroke and bleeding because they...