How tech can help staff recruitment

16th May 2019

The NHS is experiencing a staffing ‘roadblock’, with more vacancies than there are candidates. It’s a long-standing problem caused by a multitude of factors – from Brexit to public sector pay policy – many of [read more]

My summer internship at a GP practice

15th May 2019

Shanza Khan, a third year pharmacy student at King’s College London, describes her experience of completing a pharmacy placement with the Argyle Health Group. The freedom and responsibility of the role ‘astonished’ her, giving her [read more]

Addressing the care deficit

30th April 2019

The NHS is under extreme pressure to deliver mental health services, and is struggling. The reasons for the increased demand are being laid at the government’s door, with a recent survey by NHS Providers finding [read more]

Medicines optimisation: why it’s important

18th April 2019

Karen O’Brien, controlled drug accountable officer (CDAO), Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, describes why medicines optimisation – a key focus for the NHS Long Term Plan – is important to her. She describes [read more]

2018 NHS staff survey

15th March 2019

Stress in the NHS is at its highest for five years, the 2018 Staff Survey has found. A total 39.8% of staff said they were feeling unwell as a result of work-related stress – which [read more]

Video: Targeted lung checks

21st February 2019

NHS England has released a video about the Leeds Lung Check programme. The service, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, provides a targeted lung check service for those at risk of developing lung cancer. Watch the [read more]

The lowdown on Primary Care Networks

19th February 2019

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a core focus of the recent NHS Long Term Plan and the five-year GP contract framework, both published in January 2019. It’s a complex area, and practices have been left [read more]

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