Concern over young people missing out on life-saving vaccines
UPTAKE of vaccines offered to 13 and 14 year olds fell during the 2021 to 2022 academic year, leaving many young people unprotected from life-threatening diseases, according data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
Falsified oxygen cylinders identified in Scotland
FALSIFIED medical oxygen has been circulating in a small number of dental practices within Scotland.
Multimillion pound medication errors revealed in new report
MEDICATION errors cost the NHS £35 million in compensation in five years, a new report from NHS Resolution has revealed.
Tick-borne encephalitis detected in England
TICK-BORNE encephalitis is now likely to be present in England, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
Improved one-year cancer survival
THE overall first-year survival rate for cancer in England rose 9 per cent to 74.6 per cent over the period from 2005 to 2020, according to new data published by NHS England.
Diabetes cases reach five million
OVER five million people in the UK are now living with diabetes, according to analysis from Diabetes UK.
Oral health in care homes improves but still more to be done
AN updated review of oral health in care homes in England has shown a significant improvement in understanding the importance of ensuring adequate mouth care.
Stress levels among UK GPs highest compared to similar countries
AN international survey has found that GPs in the UK report the highest stress and lowest job satisfaction levels in comparison to GPs from nine other high-income countries.
One in six hospital patients fit for discharge
ONE in six hospital patients (15 per cent) in England in December 2022 were there due to delayed discharge, according to analysis by the Nuffield Trust.
No improvement in tooth decay among five-year-olds in England
TOOTH decay in five-year-old children in England showed no improvement over the three-year period to 2022, according to a government survey.