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AUG 16/2013

Time to Talk campaign promotes mental health discussion

Mental health problems can come with a huge stigma, meaning many people suffer in silence without talking to those closest to them. While healthcare professionals such as mental health nurses, doctors, psychiatrists and support workers can provi...

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AUG 15/2013

Health sector to benefit from research investment

The health sector is set to benefit from significant investment to help support services across the UK. Health minister Lord Howe unveiled a £124 million funding package from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and explained h...

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AUG 12/2013

Midlands nurses given hospital discharge authority

Nurses in a hospital in the Midlands are being given the power to discharge patients, leading to more being sent home sooner. The process is currently being rolled out across wards at the University of North Staffordshire after successful pilot schem...

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AUG 09/2013

NICE approves test for breast cancer spread

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved a new test which can detect whether breast cancer has spread. Used during surgery, it could help reduce the need for further operations, while meaning chemotherapy tr...

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AUG 08/2013

PM's A&E fund boosts social care services

The government has unveiled a £500 million fund to help hospitals and social care workers ease the pressure on emergency services. Prime minister David Cameron is looking to prevent overcrowding in accident and emergency departments during...

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