NHS offers free flu jab to care home workers

NHS offers free flu jab to care home workers

NHS England is now offering free flu jabs to care home workers. Previously, those eligible for a free jab were only NHS frontline staff, the elderly and small children. This decision is a part of a battle against the flu epidemic forecast this winter. The move hopes to ease the...

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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to pilot environmental sensors in global first

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to pilot environmental sensors in global first

Chelsea and Westminster (C&W) Hospital are to pilot environmental sensors in its Intensive Care Units. The wireless sensors monitor real-time room temperature and carbon monoxide levels in the air, allowing doctors to respond quickly to any changes that could harm patient recovery The announcement on Wednesday (27 September) of this...

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Suicide rate in Britain falls to lowest level since 2011

Suicide rate in Britain falls to lowest level since 2011

The suicide rate in Britain fell by 4.7% last year to the lowest level since 2011, with prevention work in England credited for the drop. The rate fell in England and Wales, although the rate in Wales is generally more erratic because of its smaller population, but increased slightly in...

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The Princess Grace Hospital celebrates 40 years in Marylebone

The Princess Grace Hospital celebrates 40 years in Marylebone

This summer marks 40 years since the Princess Grace Hospital first opened its doors to patients in Marylebone. Opened in 1977 by Princess Grace of Monaco, the hospital, which is part of HCA Healthcare UK, is now one of the best equipped private hospitals in the capital. Over the years...

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NHS Heartstopper

NHS Heartstopper

Staff, patients and even its Trust chair are up in arms at NHS England’s plans to cut Brompton Hospital’s Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) unit, the largest and one of the best in the country. This will make its paediatric intensive care unit unsustainable. Thousands of children with complex respiratory diseases...

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New technologies revolutionise prosthetics

New technologies revolutionise prosthetics

Lamborghini, best known for high performance cars is teaming up with the Houston Methodist Research Institute to study using composite materials, similar to that used in its supercars, for the development of better prosthetics. The project will be conducted by Dr Mauro Ferrari, the Institute’s president and CEO whose research...

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Autumnal Health Tips

Autumnal Health Tips

The UK has been blessed with one of its best summers in recent memory, but the transition to autumn can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we have put together some autumnal wellness tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!)...

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Zone one gyms needn’t necessarily break the bank

Zone one gyms needn’t necessarily break the bank

So you’re looking for gyms in zone one that’s not going to cost you a Premier League footballer’s weekly wage. Good luck! But wait, what’s this? There’s a gym near Bayswater underground station offering monthly memberships for less than £30. I bet the equipment is old and rusty, and the...

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Government aims to create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”

Government aims to create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”

The Government has announced plans to further cut smoking rates and create Britain’s “first smoke-free generation”. Ministers are aiming to reduce the current smoking rate of 15.5 per cent of adults in England, to 12 per cent by end of 2022. In order to achieve this, measures including high taxes...

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Government to hold inquiry on blood transfusion scandal

Government to hold inquiry on blood transfusion scandal

The government is to hold a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV as a result of blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s, Downing Street confirms. Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt, announced to colleagues on Tuesday 11 July that an...

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