Monthly Archive:: April 2016

Consultation on Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England » Consultation on Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies Consultation on Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies 29 April 2016 – 16:36 NHS England has launched a 30 day public consultation on two proposed new clinical commissioning policies for specialised services – specifically Rituximab for the

Sarah-Jane Marsh appointed Chair of NHS England’s Maternity Transformation Programme Board

Reading Time: 3 minutesSarah-Jane Marsh, the Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, has been appointed by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens as the Chair of the new Maternity Transformation Programme Board. The National Maternity Review: Better Births, published earlier this year, set out wide-ranging

Spring campaign on mental health – Dr Henrietta Hughes

Reading Time: 1 minutesAs a month-long awareness campaign for mental health care across the capital is about to be launched by NHS England (London), the Medical Director for North Central and East London explains why it’s a priority focus. How are you feeling? How is your sleep? Are you able

Recognising excellence in continence care – Sarah Elliott

Reading Time: 4 minutesAhead of Continence Awareness Week to be staged in June, the Chief Nurse for NHS England in the South explains the need for commissioners to listen to patients: I recently attended the National Continence Care Awards organised by the Expert Group on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to Celebrate National Pet Therapy Day

Reading Time: 2 minutesStephanie Cooper Greenberg and her 3-year-old Dalmatian Olive visit a Johns Hopkins Hospital patient. Johns Hopkins Medicine This Friday, April 29, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center will celebrate National Pet Therapy Day in the Children’s Center lobby from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Johns Hopkins

More time to have your say – Suzanne Rastrick

Reading Time: 3 minutesNHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer extends online workshop deadline: There has been a fantastic response to the online workshop launched on 18 April 2016.  So much so that we have had several requests to extend the deadline to give enough time for AHPs to

Chief Scientific Officer England debates future of Genomics at US Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutesChief Scientific Officer Sue Hill will today (27 April) deliver an overview on how genomics and personalised medicine is set to transform the NHS at a conference in New Orleans. Headlined – Genomics, Data & Personalised Medicine – The UK Experience of Transforming Care for the

NHS England update on industrial action by junior doctors

Reading Time: 2 minutesNHS England has today issued an update on the industrial action by junior doctors that is taking place during April 27. In the period of industrial action on 27 April 2016 (which includes the full withdrawal of emergency cover by junior doctors), the earliest available data,

All Hairstyles are Not Created Equal

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat dermatologists need to know about African-American hairstyling practices and the risk of traction alopecia. The contributing factors of traction alopecia. Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Fast Facts Can certain hairstyling practices contribute to hair loss? – Click to Tweet Hairstyles and traction alopecia: What dermatologists need

John Niparko, Founder of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center, Dies At 61

Reading Time: 3 minutesJohn Niparko, M.D. Credit: Keith Weller John Niparko, M.D., an internationally renowned otoneurologic surgeon and researcher whose extraordinary accomplishments as the founder of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center and pioneering innovator in cochlear implant procedures dramatically improved the lives of countless children and adults with hearing