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Charities are urging people who may be at risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to visit their doctor and have a spirometry test in order to get an early diagnosis of the condition

The new Clinical Commissioning Coalition, set up by the NHS Alliance and the the National Association of Primary Care, is demanding a new relationship between the National Commissioning Board and frontline clinical commissioners

Doctors and nurses are being asked to think twice before they prescribe antibiotics in a bid to prevent patients being given them too much and developing resistance to these life saving drugs

 

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A new report commissioned by the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network shows that despite enthusiasm for the policy, the first tariff in mental health faces significant challenges

 

Designers are working with the Department of Health to try to help reduce violence and aggression towards A&E; staff.Designers and psychologists have helped identify the reasons patients might become violent, and what could trigger violence in A&E;

 

New measures to support the training standards of healthcare assistants were unveiled by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley yesterday

 

All parts of the NHS can now work out how fairly they treat patients and employees in a systematic and robust way following the launch today (10th November) of a new toolkit

 

The independent NHS Future Forum, a group of the country’s top health experts, has today published its interim advice on integrated care, patient information and public health in a modern NHS, after listening to thousands of NHS staff, patients and the public as well as voluntary sector organisations

 

More than three quarters of people with dementia who receive social care support at home are not using direct payments or other personal budgets

 

Further evidence is needed before the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) can make a recommendation to the Government on extending the seasonal flu vaccination programme – that is the conclusion from the latest meeting held last month

 

The NHS European Office has announced the opening of negotiations between employer and trade union representatives at European level regarding revisions to the working time directive legislation

 

Three innovative small companies have each been awarded government contracts worth £100,000 to develop new services that aim to help older adults live independently for longer through adopting better approaches to food and nutrition

 

Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on NHS waiting lists, has said

 
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