GRAIL ’s SUMMIT Will Help Define its Liquid Biopsy Path
A long-awaited and massive study with major implications for the liquid biopsy market is slated to start next year. Earlier this week, GRAIL revealed that it would initiate its 50,000-patient SUMMIT study in early 2019. Ages of the patients will be men and women between the ages of 50 and 77 who do not have a cancer diagnosis at the time of enrollment. The Menlo Park, CA-based company gave more specifics of the trial and said half the participants will be people at high risk for lung and other cancers due to a significant smoking history, and the other half will be people who are not at high risk for cancer based on smokin...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Britain ’s Storied National Health Service Is Chasing A Tech Upgrade
The government is getting advice from tech experts as it tries to transform its free and desperately-overstretched system. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Parmy Olson, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Report on regulations on patients ’ rights in cross-border healthcare
The review sets out how far the requirements of the National Health Service (Cross-Border Healthcare) Regulations 2013 have been met. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Free Glucose Monitors For Type 1 Diabetics
Coinciding with World Diabetes Day, the National Health Service (NHS) in England is providing funding for Flash Glucose Monitors (FGM) for Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients. The move is set to change the lives of tens of thousands of people in the country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Phee Waterfield, Contributor Source Type: news

UK drops deal that used data from doctors to find migrants
Britain's National Health Service has pulled out of a contentious agreement that gave government officials access to confidential patient data to help track down people suspected of breaking immigration laws (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AbbVie sues England ’s NHS
Abbvie is claiming England's National Health Service (NHS) breached procurement rules during the process of seeking suppliers for hepatitis C treatment. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Britain welcomes the global cannabis revolution
The British government has added cannabis to the pharmacopoeia of medicines available to patients on the National Health Service. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of Histopathologists in the United Kingdom Now Contributing to Record-Long Cancer-Treatment Waiting Times in England
Only 3% of histopathology departments that responded to the Royal College of Pathologists’ workforce census reported enough staff to meet clinical demand There is a chronic shortage of histopathologists in the United Kingdom (UK) and it is being blamed for cancer treatment waiting times that now reach the worst-ever levels, as National Health Service (NHS) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 31, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology BBC clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker
October 23, 2018Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.Last week I shadowed Rosaura Polanco, a community health worker in the South Bronx in New York City, where she provides underserved women with health education and essential health services. Having only seen examples of community health workers operating in sub-Saharan Africa, I asked Rosaura what unites them around the world, despite their differing roles and contexts.“Empathy,” she replied. “I practice empathy, for everything, all the time.”Rosaura works forGrameen Prima...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

'Bridging the gap' - a survey of medical GPs' awareness of child dental neglect as a marker of potential systemic child neglect - Colgan SM, Randall PG, Porter JDH.
BACKGROUND: Higher levels of tooth decay are seen in abused and neglected children. The medical general practitioner (GP)/family doctor is often the first point of contact within the UK National Health Service (NHS). AimWe aimed to assess in the absenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

England's Health Service Does Deal With Novartis To Provide Kymriah For Relapsed Childhood Leukemia
The National Health Service in England will offer CAR T-cell therapy to children with leukemia after striking a discount deal with Novartis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:NVS Source Type: news

MPs to debate bill allowing GPs to charge patients for appointments
MPs are to debate a private members bill next month that would allow GPs to charge patients for appointments.  Christopher Chope, MP for Christchurch, first put forward the National Health Service (co-funding and co-payment) bill in September 2017, which aims to‘make provision for co-funding and for the extension of co-payment for NHS services in England; and for connected purposes’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Litigation in hand and wrist related injuries and surgery - Ajwani SH, Halai SM, Mohil RS.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the burden of successful litigation relating to wrist and hand injuries and surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted using the English national litigation data-base, National Health Service Litiga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UK Group Warns of Drug Shortage Post Brexit
LONDON (AP) — A group that represents U.K. hospitals and ambulance services has warned that its members may run out of drugs if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations. In a letter published Tuesday, NHS Providers said a lack of "visible and appropriate communication" from the government is hampering preparations for a so-called no-deal Brexit. In a letter to National Health Service bosses that was leaked to the Times of London, the group's chief executive said it would be more efficient to develop contingency plans nationally rather than "have to reinvent the wheel 2...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Tags: News International Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

UK Group Warns of Drug Shortage Post Brexit
LONDON (AP) — A group that represents U.K. hospitals and ambulance services has warned that its members may run out of drugs if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations. In a letter published Tuesday, NHS Providers said a lack of "visible and appropriate communication" from the government is hampering preparations for a so-called no-deal Brexit. In a letter to National Health Service bosses that was leaked to the Times of London, the group's chief executive said it would be more efficient to develop contingency plans nationally rather than "have to reinvent the wheel 2...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Tags: News International Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Both Low-Carb & High-Carb Diets Raise Risk Of Early Death, Boston Study Finds
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy — or calories — coming from carbohydrates was associated with the greatest risk of mortality. Eating moderate levels between that range offered the best options for a healthy lifespan. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55% of a person’s diet, according to the study published Thursday. However, the definition of a low-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Brigham And Woman's Hospital CNN Dieting Low Carb Diets Source Type: news

NHSC New Site Application Deadline Extended to August 28
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has extended the application deadline for new sites to August 28, 2018. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew warns on first-gen Journey BCS knee revision rate
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) recently released an urgent field safety notice warning of issues with components in the first generation of its Journey BCS knee system that can lead to a higher rate of revisions than expected. The notice, originally sent in June, warned that post-market surveillance data showed that patients implanted with the first gen Journey BCS knee “may have a higher risk of requiring a revision earlier than they or their surgeon had expected,” though it said that the reason for the revisions was the same as for other primary total knee systems. Data from the study indicated a revision...
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

NHS to launch appointment booking, medical records app system-wide in December
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) will launch a new wide-ranging app in December that allows all patients to book appointments, consult their medical records, and more, the government agency announced last week. Though many of the features are already available online, the new app will bring them together into one mobile access point. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Babies sleep better when they begin solid food early, study says
Both the UK National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about 6 months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies sleep better when they begin solid food early
Both the UK National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about 6 months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Health Service's 70th anniversary inspires protests
Cake. Face painting. Singing. Games. Outside a National Health Service England office in London on Thursday morning were all the elements of a classic children's birthday party. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Health Service's 70th anniversary inspires protests
Cake. Face painting. Singing. Games. Outside a National Health Service England office in London on Thursday morning were all the elements of a classic children's birthday party. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS70: How Has Technology Changed Our Healthcare?
Today the U.K.'s National Health Service turns 70 years old - this article takes a look at some of the technologies that has completely changed healthcare in the U.K. and beyond. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Phee Waterfield, Contributor Source Type: news

Timeline: Britain's National Health Service turns 70
Britain marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service on Thursday, a moment of pride and concern for a country that has nurtured its growth into the largest publicly funded healthcare service in the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK marks 70th birthday of health service with pride, worry
Church services, tea parties and even a medically themed symphony are on the agenda as Britain marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service _ a battered but beloved institution facing an uncertain future (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Happy Birthday to our NHS – the greatest achievement of our movement
Today, our union and our whole country celebrates the 70th birthday of our NHS. I’m so proud to see UNISON members – both those who work in our health service, and those who rely on it – leading the celebrations in hospitals and communities across the country. Our union is so proud of our NHS, not just because we’re the largest health union in the country, but also because the National Health Service embodies our union’s values. A universal public service. Free at the point of use. With health and care as priorities – not profit. For me, the NHS is the greatest achievement of our moveme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News NHS 70 NHS birthday Source Type: news

Timeline: Britain's National Health Service turns 70
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service on Thursday, a moment of pride and concern for a country that has nurtured its growth into the largest publicly funded healthcare service in the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness study of risk-based screenings for breast cancer
(JAMA Network) A cost-effectiveness study used a hypothetical group of women in the United Kingdom to compare risk-based breast cancer screening programs with a standard age-based screening program and no screening. Analysis was done from the perspective of the National Health Service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Celebrating 70 years of NHS pharmacy
Today the National Health Service is celebrating its 70th birthday. Ash Soni, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society said:“Pharmacists have played a vital role in providing NHS service (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How has nursing changed since the birth of the NHS in 1948?
Widespread shortages of nursing staff, chronic underfunding and an over-burdened health system struggling to cope – welcome to the new National Health Service in 1948. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nye Bevan: the founding father of the NHS
Nye Bevan’s towering accomplishment was the creation of the National Health Service in 1948. The son of a Welsh coal miner, he displayed a steely determination and hatred of the class system from a young age, becoming one of the most important ministers in the post war Labour government and the chief pioneer of nationalised hospitals and free medical care for all. Emma Dent reports  For all the efforts of many politicians, few have their name indelibly linked with their achievements. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

March for the NHS – how it went down, in pictures
This Saturday thousands of people marched through central London to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS, and show that they’re willing to fight for it. This is how the day went down.   It was a bright and early start for the UNISON staff members, who arrived with boxes of placards, flags, purple Hawaiian leis, and birthday cakes for the NHS.     We strapped some young men to purple balloons, to make sure all UNISON members knew where to find the UNISON contingent. They were pleased about it really.   A staff member demonstrated how to hold placards. That is some top-notch placard holding rig...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News health care National Health Service NHS NHS 70 NHS birthday nhs70 Source Type: news

UNISON is busting out all over – our monthly highlights
If it’s June, it’s the seaside. If it’s 2018, it’s Brighton. Once again, UNISON activists gathered in the south coast resort last month for our national delegate conference – the annual parliament that sets the priorities for the year ahead and decides policies for the union. And there was a special theme to this year’s conference – our 25th. Yes, UNISON was formed on 1 July 1993 and conference saw the start of our 25thbirthday celebrations. Those first 25 years, and the values that will remain key to UNISON for the next quarter century and beyond, were summed in a specially commis...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference health pay National Health Service NHS NHS 70 violence at work wholly owned subsidiaries Windrush Source Type: news

UK's National Health Service making post-Brexit plans
Britain's National Health Service is making plans to ensure that medical supplies will be available if Britain leaves the European Union next March without a deal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Britain's health service to reduce 'unnecessary' treatments
Britain's National Health Service has proposed cutting back on treatments including breast reductions and operations to stop people snoring as part of plans to save money and reduce "unnecessary or risky procedures." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blog: Say no to Subcos
Today I’ve been on the picket lines in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh, where NHS workers are on strike. They want to stay part of our National Health Service, but their employer wants to turf them out into a subsidiary company – a “subco”. We know what a threat subcos are. They’re a threat to jobs and terms and conditions. They’re a slippery slope towards backdoor privatisation. That’s why this strike action – which has so much support amongst staff and the local community – is so important to our union. This is a strategic dispute for our union. We need to knock back s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News NHS subcos Source Type: news

Babylon's AI passes mockup of UK's GP exam, goes head-to-head with doctors
Babylon Health, one of a number of companies working on triage chatbots for health, has already made a name for itself with a high-profile partnership with the UK ’s National Health Service, as well as with an investment round of more than $200 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HRSA: Removing Outmoded Regulations Regarding the National Health Service Corps Program
Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration to remove outmoded regulations related to private practice loans for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Program, effective July 27, 2018. NHSC has not made private practice loans available for more than 25 years and does not plan to do so in the future, so the regulations are no longer necessary. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pride and worry, Britain's free health service turns 70
MILTON KEYNES, England (Reuters) - Free, good quality healthcare for everyone, from cradle to grave. That was the mission of Britain ’s National Health Service when it was founded on July 5, 1948. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coming together to celebrate our NHS
From the very outset, our movement had a dream – healthcare for all, at no cost, available to everyone. Seventy years ago that dream became a reality, with the establishment of the National Health Service. Fathered by Nye Bevan, but built and maintained by the hands of millions health workers, the NHS – not the buildings, but the people – is the crowning achievement of the labour movement, a clear example of socialism in action and the envy of the world. Next week, our NHS reaches its latest major milestone – 70 years. Generations have been born and cared for in it. All of us, wherever we live or wo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News demo NHS Source Type: news

Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service (NHS) by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Britain's May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost: reports
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge a cash boost to the National Health Service, to be funded partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union after Brexit, newspapers reported on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

£20bn funding boost for NHS dismays critics
National Health Service to receive billions more over five years (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK to Relax Immigration Rules for Non-EU Doctors and Nurses UK to Relax Immigration Rules for Non-EU Doctors and Nurses
The British government will loosen immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside the European Union to come and work for Britain's National Health Service (NHS), a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages
Britain says it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staff shortfalls in the National Health Service (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More Providers at Your Site May Soon Be Eligible for NHSC
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) received $105 million for future NHSC Loan Repayment Program awards to expand and improve access to quality opioid and substance use disorder treatment in rural and underserved areas. The deadline to opt-in is Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

More Providers at Your Site May Soon Be Eligible for NHSC
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) received $105 million for future NHSC Loan Repayment Program awards to expand and improve access to quality opioid and substance use disorder treatment in rural and underserved areas. The deadline to opt-in is Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Opt-ininstructions are also available. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How effective is the integration of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the English National Health Service for sport related injury treatment and health management? - Pullen E, Malcolm D, Wheeler P.
BACKGROUND: Regular participation in sport, exercise and physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes and form a mainstay of British public health policies. However, regular participation in sport and exercise can result in sport related i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news