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NHS England, Biogen reach deal on pricey drug for deadly disorder

NHS England said it reached a "managed access agreement" with Biogen under which it will fund treatment for a limited time and collect data on the drug's effectiveness. NHS England did not disclose the price it will pay for the drug. The rejection came despite a lower British price tag of 450,000 pounds ($573,000) for the first year and Biogen offering an undisclosed discount to the National Health Service.
Tags: England, Science, NHS, NHS england, Biogen, NHS England Biogen

NHS accused of 'losing its grip'on cancer screening as checks fall

The NHS is losing its grip on its cancer screening programmes and has allowed failings to go undetected for more than half a decade, watchdogs have warned. The Public Accounts Committee accused health officials over presiding over “woeful” failings which have seen takeup of some checks reach a 21-year-low. Their report found that none of the four main programmes - for bowel, breast and cervical cancers, and abdominal aortic aneurism - is meeting their targets. MPs warned that millions of patient...
Tags: England, Science, NHS, PAC, Public Accounts Committee, NHS england, Mike Richards, Meg Hillier, Department of Health and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC, NHS England Public Health England

Hope for multiple sclerosis sufferers after green light for drug which can delay wheelchair use by seven years

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients have welcomed an NHS decision to fund a “landmark” drug which can delay the need for a wheelchair by seven years. Health chiefs have announced they will soon make available ocrelizumab, the first effective medicine for people suffering from the early primary progressive form of the disease. It follows an outcry last September after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), which decides which treatments should be routinely paid for by the heal...
Tags: England, Science, NHS, Simon Stevens, NHS england, Roche, MS Society, Genevieve Edwards

Worryingly long wait for NHS cancer patients

Around a fourth of NHS cancer patients have to wait a worryingly long amount of time to start treatment, according to a new NHS England report.
Tags: Health, NHS, NHS england

More 'social prescribers' to ease pressure on GPs

NHS England plans to recruit 1,000 "social prescribers" to refer patients to local activities.
Tags: Health, NHS england

NHS to prescribe exercise and art to patients

NHS England plans to recruit 1,000 "social prescribers" to refer patients to local activities.
Tags: UK, News, NHS, NHS england

Bio Roundup: A Gene Editing 1st, China Rises, Schenkein Steps Away

If you’re still recovering from a Labor Day hangover or busy searching for the identity of the anonymous writer of the anti-Trump op-ed for the New York Times, you may have missed a few biomedical firsts.This week brought the first sliver of human data from an in-body gene editing procedure, and the results were decidedly undecided (more on that below). China also continued its push in biomedicine with regulators there stamping the first approval of a drug discovered and developed in China.Else...
Tags: Deals, Startups, China, Events, Trends, People, Vc, New York Times, Astrazeneca, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pfizer, Biotech, NHS england, Roundups

Complaints against doctors pushing up suicide rates, leading medic says 

Patient complaints are pushing up suicide rates among doctors, a leading medic has said as it emerged that female doctors are up to four times more likely to take their own lives than those in other professions.  The number of physicians ending their own lives is on the rise,  Dr Clare Gerada has warned as she said that one of the main reasons seems to be that patients are now encouraged to make complaints which doctors find "shatter their sense of self" even when they are trivial or unjustified...
Tags: England, London, News, Php, Bbc, NHS, Office Of National Statistics, NHS england, Victoria Derbyshire, General Medical Council, Kate Harding, Clare Gerada, Richard Harding, Gerada, NHS Practitioner Health Programme PHP, NHS GP Health

Questioning the magical thinking of NHS RightCare

When drafts of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) for the 44 “footprints” of the NHS in England began to surface last year, a phrase caught my eye: “Championing the NHS Right Care approach to others within commissioner and provider organizations and building a consensus within the teams of those organizations”. This was the first bullet point for clinical leadership, from the 30 June 2016 version of the Cheshire and Merseyside STP. The leaked draft became a hot topic. The Liverpool Ec...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, Public Health, NHS, Liverpool, Journals, Merseyside, NHS england, Public Health England, Health & Medicine, Cheshire, Liverpool Echo, STP, Pubmed, Brighton Bristol

Mobile couponing app GreenJinn gathers funding

London-based GreenJinn, a next-generation mobile couponing app, has raised 670,000 pounds in funding via Crowdcube, an investment crowdfunding platform. The investors included Guerrino De Luca, former Logitech CEO and senior vice president of marketing at Apple and former Jack Wills CEO Wendy Becker. PRESS RELEASE London 13th December 2017 – GreenJinn, the next-generation mobile couponing app, has just closed a seed round of funding on Crowdcube of £670,000. Investors range from university stude...
Tags: Apple, London, Trends, Sainsbury, Logitech, NHS england, Crowdcube, Jack Wills, VC Deals, Wendy Becker, GreenJinn, Guerrino De Luca, SVP Marketing, Giuseppe Licari, Logitech Board, Executive Council of Balderton Capital

Personal trainers on the NHS in war on diabetes

Thousands of people will be offered a nine month programme of health and fitness coaching on the NHS in a bid to tackle rising diabetes levels [Author: Laura Donnelly]
Tags: Obesity, Diabetes, NHS, NHS england, Public Health England, Laura Donnelly, Motivational Coaches, Personal Trainers

NHS plan to reassess value of cancer drugs alarms patient groups

NHS England backs tighter control on drugs spending, which opponents say would set treatment ‘back by a generation’Patient groups have reacted with alarm to plans to reassess the value to the NHS of many cancer drugs, which is likely to mean that some will be phased out because they do not offer value for money.A board meeting of NHS England has endorsed proposals that will impose much tighter control of spending on cancer drugs, requiring all those that have been paid for by the government’s £3...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Drugs, Cancer, Society, UK News, NHS, NHS england

Pregnant Women 'Should Get £3K Maternity Budget', National Maternity Review Finds

Pregnant women should be given a personal budget which could allow them to appoint their own midwife, a major review into maternity services has concluded. Soon-to-be mothers should be given a budget of around £3,000 to be spent on NHS services to ensure they get the care they desire, the authors said. Under the proposed scheme, women would be told about all local providers of NHS care and the services they offer. They would then make decisions about how and where they receive care. For instance...
Tags: England, NHS, Simon Stevens, NHS england, Huffington Post, Royal College of Midwives, Steven Hopkins, Maternity Budget National Maternity Review Finds, National Maternity Review, Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Cathy Warwick

Video: Britain's Victorian sweet market sour-faced over sugar tax

Could a tax on sugary products, or sugar tax, help reduce child obesity? This video looks at some of the issues involved as well as taking us into a Victorian sweet shop. After watching the video, you can test your knowledge of prepositions by doing the quiz below. QUIZ VOCABULARY & IDIOMS1. Confectionery is a collective term for sweets and chocolates.2. If something leaves you with a sour taste (in your mouth), it gives you an unpleasant feeling or memory. • His experience with corporate ...
Tags: Video, News, Indonesia, Mexico, France, David Cameron, BBC News, Hungary, Britain, Belgium, Food And Drink, NHS england, Quizzes, Jeffrey Hill, Victorian Britain, India the Philippines

New contract could be imposed on junior doctors 'within days'

After the cancellation of 7,000 operations due to doctors' strikes, hospital bosses say imposing a new contract on junior doctors may be 'legitimate and sensible' [Author: Laura Donnelly]
Tags: Government, NHS, Strike, Jeremy Hunt, NHS england, Walkout, Health Service, Talks, Junior Doctors, Laura Donnelly, February 10, When Is The Next Junior Doctors' Strike

Junior doctors stage second strike as last-ditch talks fail

NHS England says 1,150 planned inpatient procedures have been cancelled alongside 1,734 day procedures [Author: Laura Donnelly]
Tags: England, Government, NHS, Strike, Jeremy Hunt, NHS england, Walkout, Health Service, Talks, Junior Doctors, Laura Donnelly, February 10, When Is The Next Junior Doctors' Strike

Linking junior doctors and terror is cheap politics | Barbara Ellen

NHS England boss’s letter connecting the junior doctors’ strike to terrorism is cynical nonsenseWith the junior doctors’ strike now pretty much guaranteed to go ahead this week, it couldn’t hurt to examine the very strange affair of the letter sent to the British Medical Association last year by NHS England’s medical director, Bruce Keogh, asking whether doctors would be available to help in the event of a terrorist attack in the UK.It transpires that this bizarre and unnecessary connecting of t...
Tags: UK, England, NHS, Paris, Jeremy Hunt, NHS england, Bruce Keogh, Department Of Health, British Medical Association, Barbara Ellen

NHS 'buckling under strain' as Christmas approaches

Figures suggest Accident & Emergency units have had their worst week on record amid fears over health service's ability to deal with demand over Christmas [Author: Laura Donnelly] [Link to media]
Tags: Winter, NHS, A&e, Accident And Emergency, NHS england, Health Service, Departments, Laura Donnelly

A&E crisis: NHS enforcing 'news blackout' over Christmas, says Labour

NHS England's weekly data on A&E hospital waiting times will not be published for two weeks over the festive period [Author: Rosa Silverman] [Link to media]
Tags: England, Hospitals, Figures, NHS, Labour, Andy Burnham, A&e, Waiting Times, NHS england, Rosa Silverman

Drive to end Winterbourne View-style care going backwards, official report shows

Report commissioned by NHS calls for closure of all Winterbourne View-style institutions for disabled patients but Chief Nursing Officer insists complexity of cases leading to slow progress [Author: John Bingham] [Link to media]
Tags: Abuse, NHS, Disabled, Behavioural, NHS england, Winterbourne View, Stephen bubb, John Bingham