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Alzheimer's drug lecanemab hailed as momentous breakthrough

Lecanemab is the first drug to remove damage, but there are questions around its impact,... Read More
30th Nov 2022, 1:05am

Top hospitals targeted by nurse strikes

Cancer centres and children's hospitals among services affected by 15 and 20 December walkouts.... Read More
29th Nov 2022, 7:23pm

Quarter of 17-19-year-olds have probable mental disorder - study

An NHS Digital report for England indicates how likely children and young people are to... Read More
29th Nov 2022, 1:47pm

Immensa lab errors may have led to 23 Covid-19 deaths

A report says 39,000 people may also have been given incorrect PCR results from a... Read More
29th Nov 2022, 6:51pm

Big UK trial to find best drugs to fight flu

Covid scientists will be testing different medications to see what works against winter flu.... Read More
29th Nov 2022, 12:28am

Monkeypox given new name by global health experts

The change to mpox was prompted by concerns over negative connotations from the name of... Read More
28th Nov 2022, 12:38pm

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New figures on maternity services released today: statistical press release

The latest annual report outlining maternity activity in English NHS hospitals during 2021-22 has been... Read More
28th Nov 2022, 3:20pm

Rate of mental disorders among 17 to 19 year olds increased in 2022, new report shows

The Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2022 report, published today... Read More
28th Nov 2022, 3:52pm

NHS Digital publishes new primary care statistics: statistical press release

Appointments in General Practice contains data about appointments that took place in general practice... Read More
28th Nov 2022, 3:46pm

Increase in number of people in contact with NHS mental health services in England: statistical press release

The number of people in contact with1 NHS mental health services in England (including... Read More
24th Nov 2022, 9:40am

Latest data on cervical screening shows 15.5% increase in number of people being tested in 2021-22: statistical press notice

NHS Digital is today publishing Cervical Screening Programme, England 2021-22, which presents information on... Read More
23rd Nov 2022, 4:42pm

For action: Launch of electronic fit notes in secondary care

By November 2023, all providers of NHS-funded secondary care services must develop the capability to... Read More
24th Nov 2022, 3:11pm