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Re-offending in troubled and aggressive young people can be significantly cut using a pioneering new mental health approach known as Multisystemic Therapy, a UK conference was told this week

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has announced his support for providing up to £70 million in Department of Health funding for the redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital over three years

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today announced the first diagnostic technology - a new x-ray system - that it will assess as part of its new diagnostics assessment programme

 

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The Design Council has welcomed last weeks landmark announcement by the Secretary of State for Health, that patients will be active participants in the design of NHS services

 

On the tenth anniversary of the completion of the first draft of the human genome - a draft that took ten years to complete - the Wellcome Trust has launched a project to decode the genomes of 10 000 people over the next three years

 

The  final report of the 'Business Models for eHealth study' funded by the ICT for Health unit of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Information Society has been released

 

A new report by the disability charity found that 67 per cent of polling stations surveyed in May failed a basic disability access test

 

Patients began moving into Britain’s biggest new hospital this morning as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) opened for business

 

Parts of NHS Direct, the Choose and Book service and the current ‘consent to view’ model of the Summary Care Record should all be reviewed to save money in the financial crisis, the BMA’s GP leader, Dr Laurence Buckman, said today

 

In his first speech since taking up the post, the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, said he would put his heart and soul into the improvement of health outcomes by making patients the driving force of improvements to the NHS

 

A procedure which involves “cooling” newborn babies who are at risk of severe disability or death due to oxygen deprivation, has been deemed “safe and effective” enough for NHS use

 

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today said the public should be able to view a list of NHS workers’ concerns about patient safety

 

Plans to use technology to help increasing numbers of older people to live at home for longer are being advanced

 

Organ donors will in future be allowed to donate their organs to a family member or close friend in need of a transplant

 

A new organisation is being set up to help NHS and social care bodies plan their workforce

 

A framework for developing well-being by adopting a broad-based public health approach to maintaining good mental health

 

The Prime Minister and Business Secretary Lord Mandelson have announced £250 million investment in 2010/11

 

The NHS could generate additional funding from other countries and organisations using its knowledge and products

 

Revolutionary ‘bed pods’ and screening systems, modular toilets and washrooms and a redesigned patient gown

 

Up to £10 million of funding to research the affects of acute trauma, particularly for military personnel has been announced

 

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