24th Apr 2014
Teenage blogger, Stephen Sutton, has terminal cancer and has reached his target of raising £1m for charity.BBC News
Think tank warns the demand from elderly care will 'outstrip' family members able to provide the care by 2017.BBC News
Campaigners say plans for schools to keep spare inhalers could reduce risk of emergency hospital admissions.BBC News
Proactive Care Programme to be launched in September to help develop personalised care for patients with complex needs.e-Health Insider
The FDA move to ban sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.Reuters News
Health organisation warns hospital chiefs are 'burying their heads in the sand' over midwife shortages.The Telegraph
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has said NHS e-referral service will go live at the end of this year.e-Health Insider
AstraZeneca flags cancer advances as it posted a 17% fall in core earnings per share.Yahoo News
23rd Apr 2014
Charity warns high food prices mean a third of UK adults struggle to afford healthy food.
New guidance released following outbreak of scarlet fever across England.
NICE set to reject pioneering new breast cancer treatment as campaigners urge Roche to lower the cost.BBC News
NHS England have announced up to 500 GP practices will pilot care.data beginning this autumn.e-Health Insider
Figures from NHS hospitals show a long-term fall in violent crime in England and Wales.BBC News
DH rolls back pledge to give patients online access to their GP records.e-Health Insider
Following staffing concerns, police and ambulance crews were called to Britain's most high-profile secure mental health hospital.Health Service Journal
The HSJ has learned services for people in mental health crisis are to be put under the spotlight this summer.Health Service Journal
A new US study finds MRSA is now in people's homes.Medicinenet.com
The aim of reviewing training for nurses is to ensure 'respect and dignity' for patient becomes a top priority.Nursing in Practice
The Medical Defence Union warns that doctors are unsure how to deal with patient complaints on social media rather than through official channels.OnMedica
22nd Apr 2014
Statistics show that a dangerous skin cancer is five times more likely now than it was in the mid-1970s.
According to new research, children previously diagnosed with ADHD could have another condition.
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline are exchanging assets and combining consumer healthcare units.BBC News
UK standards are higher than some countries; subsequently, a small proportion of foreign doctors are below standards.BBC News
Jeremy Hunt has said Chinese medicine could be available on the NHS if its benefits can be proved.The Telegraph
Chronic pain can come from numerous sources, but it is not known why certain people feel more than pain than others.Medical News Today