Monthly Archive:: July 2016

New Cancer Drugs Fund opens for business

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe new cancer drugs fund (CDF) will open for new treatments today (Friday), with four new cancer drugs made immediately available, potentially benefiting 4,500 patients and speeding up access by up to four months. Since its introduction in April 2011, the CDF has helped nearly 100,000

World Hepatitis Day: a chance to reflect on achievements to date and redouble efforts – Peter Huskinson and Professor Graham Foster

Reading Time: 5 minutesWorld Hepatitis Day this year comes at a time of unprecedented optimism for the future, but is also a good time for us to take stock of what has been achieved so far. The new, highly effective oral therapies which are the cause of such optimism

NHS England takes action to ease pressures on general practice and provide joined-up care

Reading Time: 6 minutesNHS England today agreed new steps to implement plans to strengthen general practice, ease the pressure on GPs and improve services for patients. The measures aim to help struggling GP practices, protect GPs from the rising cost of negligence claims and introduce new models of care

Developing principles and rules on Conflicts of Interest

Reading Time: 4 minutesSir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England, discusses developing a set of principles to protect the integrity of decision making in public duty. To ensure that no individual should find themselves in a position where there is the possibility of conflict between their NHS duties and

More people than ever receiving psychological therapies and recovering

Reading Time: 1 minutesMore people than ever are receiving psychological therapies and April saw the highest recovery rates so far in the history of the programme, end of year data has shown. The number of people referred for treatment from January to March (Q4) increased to 367,689 by around

New films showcase leading Type 2 diabetes programmes in US and England

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe USA and England have joined forces on two films for healthcare professionals to show how they are reducing the combined 90million people living in their countries collectively who are on-track to develop Type 2 diabetes. Top experts from both sides of the Atlantic shared tactics

Watch the live stream of NHS England’s Board meeting

Reading Time: 1 minutesWatch the live stream of NHS England’s Board meeting 27 July 2016 – 14:26 Taking place on Thursday 28 July 2016, NHS England, Southside, London, at 10.30am. Categories: Board meetings • Home • News Tags: board meeting • board papers

Board meeting – 28 July 2016

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe next Board meeting will take place on 28 July 2016, Southside London at 10.30am. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing england.boardattendance@nhs.net and let us know if you have any additional requirements. Please note that members of the public are welcome to

Johns Hopkins Trainees win Damon Runyon Awards

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named two Johns Hopkins trainees winners of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Award. This fellowship provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research to fight one or more pediatric cancers. The recipients will receive a four-year award

2 Johns Hopkins Trainees Win Research Fellowship Award

Reading Time: 1 minutes2 Johns Hopkins Trainees Win Research Fellowship Award The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named two Johns Hopkins trainees winners of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Fellowship Award. This fellowship provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research to fight one or more pediatric