Tag: healthcare

Digital prescriptions now available on NHS app

NHS app users can now collect their prescription from the pharmacy without having to visit their GP surgery first    The traditional paper prescription from doctors has been replaced by an in-app barcode, simplifying the process for users who can have it scanned at any pharmacy.    Additionally, the app allows users to request repeat …

Health Secretary unveils plans to transform health and social care for patients

Health and Social Care Secretary Victoria Atkins has expressed gratitude to healthcare and research staff for their dedication to achieving significant milestones. In a week marked by the government fulfilling 2 manifesto commitments, Atkins outlined her vision to streamline and improve the health and social care system, making it faster, simpler, and fairer for patients. …

Physiotherapists championed in CMO’s annual report

Chris Whitty’s annual report, published 10 November, places a significant focus on the vital role of physiotherapists in regards to maximising the independence and reducing health problems in old people.    The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy supports the report, which explores the benefits of physiotherapy such injury prevention, self-management stategies and physical health promotion.    …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Did you know there are more than 50,000 new cases of breast cancer in the UK a year? In fact, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women  – but with early intervention, it can be treated effectively. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to remind ourselves of the most …

Delayed discharge data: highlighting the importance of rehabilitation

New data reveals the reasons behind the backlog of patients occupying NHS beds. The NHS figures show that an average of 1,791 patients, all of whom had been in hospital for at least 14 days, were waiting for rehabilitation services so they could be safely discharged during June. This was primarily due to a lack …

Blue Light Ticket events you don’t want to miss!

Calling all healthcare workers! Did you know that you are entitled to a variety of exclusive discounts, from sweet deals at Tesco to gigs at the O2?!  If you’re new to the world of Blue Light Discounts, check out our previous blog which explains how to register for a magical Blue Light Card, as well …

Check In and Chat re-launched to support lonely patients

The NHS has re-launched its ‘Check In and Chat’ service to help support lonely and isolated patients. More than 1,000 volunteers have signed up to help drive the initiative by offering a listening ear to those in need. Those who use the service can request either a one-off call or a series of calls to …

Are you doing Dry January? Here’s 5 benefits to enjoy…

January is a time for making positive changes in your life and what a better way to start than with challenging yourself to Dry January? This is where you cut out alcohol from your diet for the duration of the month. Not convinced yet? Here’s 5 benefits to enjoy when you participate in Dry January… …

Top 3 challenges for healthcare in 2023

Today, we consider what challenges lie ahead for healthcare in 2023. Carry on reading for insight into the key issues that need addressing, as well as the progress we’ve seen so far.      1.Health equity  Equal access to healthcare should be a given, but unfortunately, in most parts of the world, this is still …

Healthcare highlights 2022

It’s been an exciting year for medical breakthroughs, with new technologies, research and medical trials paving the way for a healthier future. Today we celebrate our industry by reflecting on some of our top healthcare highlights from 2022.   New drug developed to treat Alzheimer’s   The New England Journal of Medicine has just announced …

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