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75 projects to receive £1bn in NHS services upgrade

Health and Social Care secretary Matt Hancock has announced that £1 billion of funding will go to as many as 75 projects across England to upgrade facilities and treat more patients, including mental health and new integrated care services in the community.

18th December 2018

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Private firms receive £26m from tight NHS budget

The British Medical Association (BMA) has reported that private consultancy firms have been paid at least £26 million by the NHS as part of plans to reorganise the health service.

18th December 2018

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Astellas, Sunovion and Shield breach ABPI Code

The​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) has announced that Astellas, Sunovion and Shield Therapeutics have all breached the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry's Code of Practice.

18th December 2018

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Novartis pulls EU filing for canakinumab

Novartis has pulled back its application to market canakinumab for the prevention of serious events such as stroke, myocardial infarction (MI) or death in patients who have had an MI in Europe.

17th December 2018

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‘Significant’ Scotland health gap persists

A Scottish government Health and Social care report has shown that the gap in health outcomes between the most and least deprived areas is Scotland persist to be ‘significant’, despite welcome improvements in some areas.

13th December 2018

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UK men and women spending less of their lives in "good health"

A new report published by the Office of National Statistics has shown that for both sexes, the average amount of years lived in bad health has increased both in relative and in absolute terms, because life expectancy has risen more quickly than healthy life expectancy.

13th December 2018

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