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28th Nov 2014

Mental health patients die waiting for beds

The BBC has learned, seven mental health patients have committed suicide whilst waiting for beds in England since 2012.

Plans in Somerset could see reduction in beds


Somerset CCG planning a major overhaul of community services.

Not enough young getting flu vaccine

Chief medical officer for England has warned that not enough toddlers are having the flu jab.

BBC News

EHealth Media launch new company

Digital Health Intelligence is launched to better serve communities leading the fast changing world of health IT.

e-Health Insider

Anti-inflammatory drugs could be used to treat depression

More research needed into anti-inflammatory drugs being used for depression.

Mental Elf

Guidance on vitamin D deficiency published

NICE issue guidance on vitamin D deficiency.

Nursing in Practice

School absence guidance should be withdrawn

Calls to withdraw school absence guidance has been backed by doctors.

Nursing in Practice

More training needed for GPs to spot liver disease

Better training needed to help GPs spot liver disease in the UK.


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27th Nov 2014

Trial for Ebola vaccine promising


Human trial of vaccine against Ebola suggests it is safe.

Bladder cancer drug breakthrough

Doctors say a cancer drug breakthrough is exciting and may mark a new era.

BBC News

Health IT predictions for 2015

IDC gives its top 10 predictions for health IT in 2015.

Healthcare IT

EHR data used to track flu

Flu season will soon be upon us according to athenahealth EHR data.

Healthcare IT

Some NHS trusts will not attain FT status until 2018

David Flory, chief executive of the NHS Development Authority, says some trusts will not be authorised as foundation trusts for at least another four years.

Health Service Journal

Research shows asthma unlikely to be linked to paracetamol

Research shows there is no need to alter policy on paracetamol use in pregnancy and early childhood.


26th Nov 2014

Government failing those with learning disabilities

A report says learning disability care is failing in England.

BBC News

NHS in England should be given £2bn more

The King's Fund health think tank says the NHS should be give £2bn more next year as latest figures show performance deteriorating.

BBC News

Guide for using social media

For those new to the NHS an easy-to-ready guide has been published on using social media in your job.

NHS Employers

Cancer cases linked to obesity

The WHO's cancer research agency says being overweight or obese is to blame for half a million cancers a year.

Reuters News
The Lancet Oncology

A&E failing

NHS inspectors warn of 'chaos' at failing accident and emergency unit.

The Telegraph

New calorie rules for restaurants

The FDA have announced new rules that require chain restaurants to post calories for food and drinks on their menus.

Web MD

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