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Wednesday 26th November 2014

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25th Nov 2014

Social media log-in for blood donors

In a bid to encourage people to donate blood, NHS Blood and Transplant has enabled users to log-on using their social media credentials.

e-Health Insider

NHS will not be charging for dialysis

The NHS is proposing passing the responsibility for dialysis to CCGs and will not be charging patients for it.

Full Fact

Is there a future for Google Glass in healthcare?

Google Glass may have faced a public backlash, but there could be a future for the new technology in healthcare.

Healthcare IT

Brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's

UK scientists have identified a weak spot in for brain for Alzheimer's and schizophrenia.

BBC News

Lonely elderly flood helpline with calls

Silver Line helpline has been flooded with calls about loneliness in its first year.

BBC News

NHS 111 contract awarded

First NHS 111 contract has been awarded in Somerset.

Health Service Journal

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24th Nov 2014

Talk therapy reduces suicide risk

A US study suggests suicide risk is reduced with talk therapy sessions.

BBC News

New EPR tender for Liverpool trusts

Three Liverpool trusts have released £70m EPR tender.

e-Health Insider

Annual national CYP IAPT conference

On Tuesday 14 October, the YoungMinds Parents Say team took part in the annual national CYP IAPT conference in London.

Young Minds

Colchester FT faces £21m deficit

Colchester has revised its forecast for 2014/15.

Health Service Journal

Four-hour strike by NHS staff

As part of a pay dispute NHS staff are staging four-hour strikes in England and Northern Ireland.

BBC News

CQC criticised by its own board

CQC has admitted making thousands of errors in its handling of safeguarding worries.

Health Service Journal

It's not what you say

An observational study by Lavelle et al examined non-verbal behaviours of psychiatrists and their patients.

Mental Elf

Volunteers from the NHS fly to Sierra Leone

First group of volunteers fly out to Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola outbreak.

BBC News

21st Nov 2014

Mental health trusts ranked

Mental Health

The CQC has ranked almost all mental health trusts in England for risk of poor care.

Avastin should be used for eyes

Clinical trials found Avastin is safe and effective for elderly people losing their sight.

The NHS must improve evaluation if it is to lead the country on healthy staff

Press Release relating to: NHS Employers

Interim chief executive appointed at Heart of England

Following resignation of Mark Newbold, Heart of England Foundation Trust has announced Andrew Catto will take over as interim chief executive.

Health Service Journal

Elderly patients to be evicted from hospital

Royal Bournemouth Hospital are threatening to take legal action to evict elderly patients whose family refuse to take them home.

The Independent

Pregnancy app launched

The Perinatal Institute is piloting MiApp, based on work with Patients Know Best.

e-Health Insider

Are lifestyle changes better than drugs for dementia?

Research into lifestyle changes instead of drugs for cognitive impairment and mental health.

Mental Elf

Tough year predicted for the NHS

Chief executive of NHS England has warned of a 'incredibly tough' year for the NHS next year.

Health Service Journal

COPD patients being let down by hospitals

Doctors warn many COPD patients are still being let down by hospitals in England and Wales.


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