New vaccine plans target flu in infants

New vaccines schedules include offering a nasal flu vaccine for all children aged two years in England from September.

Most MS patients in UK do not receive drugs

Most people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK do not receive medication that could alleviate their symptoms and delay the progression of the disease.

NHS to give MMR vaccine to 1m children in England

The Government has launched a ‘catch-up’ programme to give the MMR vaccine to a million children in England who lack full protection against measles.

NHS cutbacks are holding back care, ABPI says

The NHS is limiting patient care by reducing access to medicines in order to achieve short-term cost control targets, the ABPI has said.

Joint working is key to medicines optimisation

The importance of NHS-industry partnership for medicines optimisation has been underlined by experts on pharmacy management.

Voluntary sector threatened by NHS competition rules

Several leading charities, including Marie Curie Cancer Care, have said the new provider competition rules will prevent their having a role in NHS care.

Hunt blames GPs for A&E over-activity

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pointed the finger of blame at GPs for rising A&E admissions and the added pressure placed on emergency services.

Wirral CCG under fire over pay rises

NHS Wirral CCG has been criticised after a new 5% pay rise was approved for senior members of its leadership team.

Stafford patient died for lack of insulin

The first criminal investigation into a death at Stafford General Hospital has found that a patient with a broken hip died as a result of not being given insulin.

NHS has suffered damaging ‘loss of experience’

David Flory, Chief Executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority, has said the current reforms have left the NHS without the management capability it needs.

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