Rare diseases are often complex multisystem disorders that require input from a wide range of healthcare professionals to ensure they are optimally managed including reaching the correct diagnosis. In Birmingham, a new Centre is changing the ways in which rare diseases are managed.
Fifty years on from the Stonewall uprising in New York and this year’s Pride celebrations were bigger and more popular than ever. So what is the NHS doing to address LGBT+ patient issues? We spoke to Dr Michael Farquhar, creator of the NHS Rainbow Badge, about how it is boosting patient outcomes.
Christopher King MRICS, Senior Strategic Asset Manager at NHS Property Services, on NHS Open Space, a new initiative that is helping transform the NHS estate.
Recent data suggests that progress in fighting heart disease in the UK is slowing. David Duffy, Deputy Editor of ACJ, spoke to Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, to discuss this worrying trend and what can be done.
Since 2010, the NHS has endured the slowest growth in capital funding since its inception. The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a £1.8 billion boost to finance 20 substantial healthcare upgrade projects and address the maintenance backlog. Is this enough? And what comes next?
New analysis from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between NHS England and the Health Foundation, has found that more than four in ten emergency admissions to hospital involving care home residents could be avoided with better provision of preventative primary care.
The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible.
Healthcare depends upon two data types; the clinical determining the best we can do and the logistics that limit what most people will get. Right now, our best is diverging alarmingly from our average, say Professor Terry Young and Professor Stephen Smith. It's time to invest in logistics.
In response to the emphasis on prevention in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), Dan Male spoke to Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, about delivering prevention schemes, workforce training and the role of digital in oral health care.
Surgeons are concerned that the NHS does not have a clear plan to tackle the growing backlog of patients waiting for operations, as new figures reveal more than 4.3 million stuck on hospital waiting lists.
There has been a “breakdown in the relationship” between the General Medical Council (GMC) and doctors, requiring fundamental reforms of the regulator. This is according to the newly published Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide.
At a time when parliamentary democracy is illuminated in the media spotlight, it is easy to forget that plebiscite democracy has, through the millennia, come to challenge the power of the ruling classes. This phenomenon is beginning to take place in healthcare. Dean Fathers writes for ACJ.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, has today called for an end to what he has described as a “broken” care system for patients with autism and learning disabilities. This follows the publication of an interim report from the CQC.
The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) reports on mortality at trust level across the NHS in England. Methodological changes will be made from the 16 May 2019 publication.
The government has invested £10 million in rest facilities for doctors across trusts in England. This comes as a result of lobbying by the British Medical Association (BMA) following claims by the group that current facilities are 'fundamentally unsafe.'
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has published new guidance to provide surgeons with up-to-date thinking on the development and implementation of surgical innovations, such as robot-assisted surgery and new operating techniques. So, what exactly does it entail?
Disabled doctors and medical students could expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published today (Tuesday 14 May) by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Around 8,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now registered to work in the UK compared to 12 months ago, according to the latest figures published on 8 May by the NMC. However, pressures are far from abating.
Engineering in medicine is not just about linear accelerators or medical technology scattered across wards, operating rooms (ORs) and other health spaces – Jim Wilkerson, System Director at Memorial Health System in Illinois, USA, and Terry Young of Datchet Consulting, write for ACJ.
A new report from the BMA examining the performance of NHS services over the winter reveals thousands of cancer patients were left waiting weeks for treatment. The report uses NHS England data to examine cancer treatment services, emergency cancer treatment services, emergency and hospital care.
The General Medical Council’s (GMC) first comprehensive survey of speciality, associate specialist and locally employed doctors opens today, Wednesday 1 May.