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housands of frontline NHS staff are taking control of the services they deliver in a drive to transform patient care and improve health outcomes, Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley announced today

The method for calculating and using hospital mortality ratios across the NHS in England will change following a national review

Patients will have more choice and a louder voice under major proposals set out today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley


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The Government has decided not to progress with plans for the generic substitution of medicines in primary care, Health Minister Lord Howe announced today

Healthcare initiative could enhance UK position as a leader in the diagnosis & treatment of disease

Hundreds of extra deaths in winter could be prevented and thousands of pounds of NHS money saved by a pioneering winter safety scheme in East Lancashire


Some people who use community mental health services in England are still not getting the care and support that fully meets their needs...


The Health Protection Agency is leading a pioneering research project into the health risks from exposure to ionising radiation at a Soviet era nuclear plant


The evolution of big-brained mammals may be due to maternal investment, rather than metabolism, according to a new study by scientists at UCL and the University of Cambridge


Unfit men who work long hours more likely to die from heart disease, says new study

The government has confirmed it is planning to scrap the NHS Direct telephone service in England

People who experience spontaneous blackouts may be missing out on an accurate and timely diagnosis of their symptoms because of inadequate assessments made by healthcare staff


A new three-digit number - 111 - will make it easier for patients to access non-emergency NHS healthcare wherever they are, 24 hours a day


Bacteria are well-known to be the cause of some of the most repugnant smells on earth, but now scientists have revealed this lowest of life forms actually has a sense of smell of its own


Scientists funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have developed a pioneering new method of diagnosing autism in adults


The future of Dr Foster Intelligence, one of the UK’s main providers of information, analysis and targeted communications to health and social care organisations, is under review...


A scheme that puts NHS staff in the driving seat of innovative projects to transform patient care was given a boost by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow today ( July 28th )


 Detailed proposals for how the NHS will improve healthcare outcomes for patients and judge its success have been  set out


The first piece of guidance has been published from NICE’s new medical technologies programme, set up to help the NHS adopt efficient and cost effective medical devices and diagnostics more rapidly and consistently


A pilot scheme that offers patients more choice and control over their healthcare was given a £4 million boost today by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow.


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