We all know to expect the already overstretched NHS to be under further pressure during the winter months. Staff shortages have been widely reported for some time, and the NHS is introducing moves designed to fill the gaps.
The European Medicines Agency is currently reviewing whether patients were given adequate warnings regarding the drug Sodium Valproate.
Attitudes to cancer have changed dramatically over the years, so too has access to information about the disease. More and more people are using the web to research their symptoms and treatment, but not all sites give a true and honest view of the condition.
Hospitals are missing the symptoms of sepsis and failing to administer antibiotics quickly enough, according to a recent investigation featured in a BBC Panorama programme. Figures obtained by the BBC show that 24 NHS acute hospital trusts failed to give intravenous antibiotics within an hour to half the patients considered to need the treatment for this lifethreatening condition. Sepsis kills around 44,000 people in the UK each year, and causes more deaths than breast cancer, bowel cancer and prostate cancer put together. It occurs when the body’s defences go into overdrive to fight off a major infection.
NHS England is offering a £45m fund to support GP practices to adopt online consultation systems. However, researchers say that evidence from a pilot exercise has shown that the use and effectiveness of online consultation facilities is limited.
Regulations to be overhauled
Women need to be better informed about their birth choices
New maternity strategy announced
Facing an ‘unprecedented workforce crisis’
We understand GDPR is an important topic to our clients with the new regulation taking effect 25th May 2018. In association with Barclays we will be holding a seminar on Thursday 22nd March, to signpost what you need to be aware of, to give you valuable insights as to how you can look to get your business ready for implementation and where you can go to get further support. Join us to hear our speakers and the opportunity to network over refreshments and wine with other businesses sharing the same issues and concerns based in the area.