Monthly Archive:: November 2017

2-Drug Combination May Boost Immunotherapy Responses in Lung Cancer Patients

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers and colleagues have identified a novel drug combination therapy that could prime nonsmall cell lung cancers to respond better to immunotherapy. These so-called epigenetic therapy drugs, used together, achieved robust anti-tumor responses in human cancer cell lines and mice.

NHS England outlines future of congenital heart disease services

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England has today set out plans to implement exacting new standards that will ensure patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) receive the best possible care. Hospitals that do not currently fulfil these standards, which have been developed by specialists and patients, must either show that

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Commemorates World AIDS Day

Reading Time: 1 minutesTo commemorate World AIDS Day this year, the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, which is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is hosting the World AIDS Day Symposium. Topics of discussion include the state of HIV research during the past year and

Prescription curbs to free up hundreds of millions of pounds for frontline care

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England has today agreed plans to save hundreds of millions of pounds each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be provided on the NHS, and launching a consultation on curbs to prescriptions for some ‘over the

Applications now open for NHS Digital Academy

Reading Time: 1 minutesApplications have opened today for NHS digital leaders of the future to train at the NHS Digital Academy. The Academy, delivered by a partnership of Imperial College, Harvard Medical School and The University of Edinburgh, under the guidance of Chief Executive Rachel Dunscombe, Director of Digital

World AIDS Day: New Research and Experts Available from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Reading Time: 1 minutesWorld AIDS Day: New Research and Experts Available from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Significant improvements in NHS stroke care, new study finds

Reading Time: 1 minutesPatients are receiving significantly improved NHS stroke care, an independent report published today has revealed. The fourth annual report, commissioned by NHS England, states that patients are getting much quicker access to the vital tests and treatment they need when they have a stroke, greatly improving

Significant improvment in NHS stroke care, new study finds

Reading Time: 1 minutesPatients are receiving significantly improved NHS stroke care, an independent report published today has revealed. The fourth annual report, commissioned by NHS England, states that patients are getting much quicker access to the vital tests and treatment they need when they have a stroke, greatly improving

Watch the live video stream of NHS England’s Board meeting

Reading Time: 1 minutesTaking place on Thursday 30 November 2017, NHS England, Skipton House, London, at 10.45am. View a live stream of the Board meeting Take a look at the Board papers

Cold weather alert: level 3 – cold weather action

Reading Time: 1 minutesIssued at: 8:40am on Monday 27 November 2017 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 9am on Wednesday 29 November and 9am on Saturday 2 December in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt