GP Bulletin Archive

App that helps pregnant women monitor hypertension among new NHS innovations that will save lives and improve treatment

Reading Time: 1 minutesA wireless sensor that better detects breathing rate in hospital patients, an app to help pregnant women monitor hypertension and another that directs patients with minor injuries to treatment units with the shortest queues are among the latest innovations set to be spread across the NHS.

NHS England action to save lives by catching more cancers early

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, will today announce the scaling up of an innovative scheme that catches lung cancer early by scanning patients, along with new details of a more sensitive bowel cancer test that could save thousands of lives. Speaking at the Economist War

NHS England announces plans to break down barriers for research

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England has today announced plans to accelerate the NHS’ national research strategy, cutting bureaucracy and speeding up access to new and innovative treatments. Speaking at the Economist War on Cancer event today, NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens will tell delegates that the NHS is already

Black and ethnic minority cancer patients patients encouraged to give feedback on their NHS care

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England chief executive Simon Stevens today issued an appeal for more black and ethnic minority (BME) patients to help improve cancer care by sharing their experiences. Speaking at the Economist’s War on Cancer event, Simon Stevens will point out that BME patients are less likely

Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project which will see five companies

NHS England announces new National Medical Director

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS England has today announced that Professor Stephen Powis has been appointed as its new National Medical Director. The role was subject to open competition and the appointment made by the Board of NHS England. Professor Powis, 57, is currently Group Chief Medical Officer at the

Encouraging people to embrace self care for life

Reading Time: 1 minutesEngaging and empowering people to look after their own health better is the theme of this year’s Self Care Week which launches today. Whether it is about self-treatable conditions, long term conditions, or lifestyle choices to ensure better physical health and mental wellbeing, this week raises

NHS England strikes new deals to make two new innovative treatments available routinely on the NHS

Reading Time: 1 minutesNHS chief Simon Stevens will today announce that NHS England has struck deals to make innovative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and breast cancer routinely available on the NHS. From tomorrow (10 November) hundreds of patients with Multiple Sclerosis are set to benefit from a new treatment

NHS England Prevent Mental Health Guidance and new e-Learning package now available

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe guidance is aimed at providers of NHS mental health services and contains information applicable to mental health professionals who work within them. It is designed to support providers and staff to exercise their statutory and professional duties to safeguard vulnerable adults, children and young people

NHS England launches first leadership training programme for hundreds of community pharmacists and technicians

Reading Time: 1 minutesHundreds of community pharmacists and technicians working across the NHS are being offered the opportunity to develop leadership and management skills on a training programme. The six month programme, has been extended for the first time to the community pharmacy sector. Delivered by the flagship Mary