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NHS

UK National Health Service, publicly funded healthcare system in England

We work with NHS Improvement to act as a single organisation to better support the NHS to deliver improved care for patients. NHS England is increasing transparency in the NHS and improving services for patients. We work with NHS staff, patients, stakeholders and the public to improve the health outcomes for people in England. We are responsible for the stewardship of £99 billion of public funds to provide comprehensive health and care services available to all, where there is clinical need and regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. We are custodians of the values of the NHS Constitution, committed to putting patients at the heart of everything we do, promoting transparency and accountability of our work to citizens, and ensuring the most efficient, fair and inclusive use of finite taxpayer resources.

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NHS Blog Posts

Blood Iron Test Comparison
05-Mar-2019

Blood Iron Test Comparison

Review of different types of blood iron tests and kits available in the UK

Inequality and Threat
19-Apr-2018

Inequality and Threat

A look at the risk of inequality between rich and poor being polarised to extreme

All round health trackers for under £100
13-Dec-2016

All round health trackers for under £100

A review of 3 leading fitness bands and how the monitor activity, sleep and inactivity

Increasing HDL cholesterol level without increasing body fat percentage
30-Nov-2015

Increasing HDL cholesterol level without increasing body fat percentage

Health tips aren't a "one size fits all" solution

NICE will have to approve all one-off interventions as life expectancy increases
03-Nov-2014

NICE will have to approve all one-off interventions as life expectancy increases

What to do when quality-adjusted life years could mean many, many years?

NHS Creations

Information

Advice and links to 111 service etc

Information

Between October and early March we don't get any vitamin D from sunlight

Information

Connect. Be active. Keep learning. Give to others. Be mindful

Information

Reductions in heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer

Information

How much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet

People at NHS

Health Professional

Consultant physician and Immediate Past President Society for Acute Medicine

Health Professional

GP, Media Medic, TV Presenter, Physical Activity Expert

Company Representative

National Clinical Lead for Innovation at NHS England and Director of Medical Innovation

Company Representative

Chief Executive Officer of NHS England

Health Professional

Health Innovation and NHS Specialist at Department for International Trade

Health Professional

NHS doctor and author of different kind of articles, from business to medicine

Health Professional

Head of Personal Health Budgets at NHS England.

Academic

Senior officer for genomics at NHS England

Company Representative

Consultant psychiatrist & Director Of Medical Education at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Academic

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals.

Academic

Chair at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Academic

Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

Company Representative

National director for cancer at NHS England.

Health Professional

Consultant Diabetologist at St Mary’s Hospital and National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes at NHS England.

Company Representative

Programme Director at UCLPartners AHSN. Former National Clinical Director for CVD Prevention at NHS England.

Academic

National Clinical Director for Dementia in England Professor of Old Age Psychiatry.

Academic

National Medical Director of NHS England and Professor of Renal Medicine.

NHS News

Air pollution closely related to cognitive decline and dementia - GOV.UK

The Guardian - 27-Jul-2022

Cognitive decline and dementia in older people accelerated by exposure to emissions

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NHS Cancer Programme plans rollouts of 1 million tests for use, in 2024

NHS England - 18-Jul-2022

Utilising new technologies and tests to detect and diagnose cancer at early stages

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Death in men due to melanoma comparatively double, compared to women

The Guardian - 15-Jul-2022

High death rates in men due to skin cancer point out the need of sun safety

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Mutational signatures- a step closes to personalised cancer treatment

BBC - 21-Apr-2022

Instead of caterogising cancer based on the effected body part or type, whole-genome sequencing could be more practical

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New era of prescribing medicines: new genetic test finds out better and safer drugs

BBC - 29-Mar-2022

NHS to roll out genetic test that is currently able to match 40 drugs to patient's genetic code

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UK ranks second for lung disease deaths in Western Europe, with more negative impact on poor people

BBC - 28-Feb-2022

UK charity seeks funding opportunities for better treatment and research

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NHS offers the world's most expensive drug for children with a rare disease

BBC - 04-Feb-2022

Libmeldy is life-saving gene therapy now available for use in England

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Pulse oximeters can give false readings in people with dark skin tone

Independent - 31-Jul-2021

NHS suggests to take multiple readings to detect the drop in oxygen levels

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Latest 3D scanners diagnose heart disease in just 20 minutes

Independent - 04-May-2021

NHS rolls out 3D imaging technology for rapid diagnosis & early management of coronary heart disease

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Inherited blindness can now be cured with gene therapy

BBC - 29-Apr-2021

A breakthrough gene therapy restores eyesight in patients with rare eye disease

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NHS England rolls out at-home cancer screening pillcam kits

Guardian - 11-Mar-2021

Sci-fi turned real: swallowable tiny camera capsules to spot signs of bowel cancer

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NHS offers test to avoid unwanted side effects of chemotherapy

Guardian - 28-Dec-2020

A landmark strategy towards integrating personalised treatments in routine cancer care

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A blood test that can detect 50 types of cancer

BBC - 27-Nov-2020

NHS to offer this test to 165,000 people next year for detecting cancers early

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A soup and shake diet plan to combat type 2 diabetes

BBC - 01-Sep-2020

No drugs required - nearly half of patients reverse their diabetes

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The switch from chemotherapy to hormone treatments for prostate cancer

BBC - 06-May-2020

A safer and more immune-friendly precision-medicine approach for cancer

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GlycanAge offers free biological age blood tests in the UK

CISION PR Newswire - 29-Apr-2020

1,000 free tests available in May - but be quick, my names already on the list!

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Greater step count significantly linked with lower all-cause mortality

Guardian - 24-Mar-2020

Doubling from 4,000 to 8,0000 steps halves the risk of death within 10 years

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Unsurprising ways to increase UK life expectancy up to 5 years

The Conversation - 02-Mar-2020

Government taps doctors, scientists, and UK citizens' personal efforts to achieve this

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No need to get panicked and buy hand sanitisers

Guardian - 29-Feb-2020

They're more effective against coronavirus than norovirus - but must be at least 60% alcohol

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Omega 3 fatty acids - natural fish oil is effective, not supplements

BBC - 29-Feb-2020

One portion of oily fish per week contains all the omega-3 fatty acids you need

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