• General practice workforce statistics

    9 January 2019

    NHS Digital has published the latest data on the general practice workforce covering GPs, nurses, direct patient care and non-clinical staff working in England. The report also has other information on practice size and services.

    This is a quarterly publication and includes final data from September 2015 to September 2018.

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  • Personal health budgets mandatory data collection: guidance and data

    9 January 2019

    NHS England has published information for CCGs regarding the mandatory personal health budgets quarterly data collection made from July 2018 onwards.

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  • Hundreds more eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS

    8 January 2019

    Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance.

    The update comes after a review of the definition of severe to profound deafness which is used to identify if a cochlear implant might be appropriate.

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  • Clinical trial launches to develop breath test for multiple cancers

    8 January 2019

    Researchers have launched a clinical trial to develop a breath test, analysing molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage.

    This is the first test of its kind to investigate multiple cancer types.

    A cancer breath test has huge potential to provide a non-invasive look into what’s happening in the body and could help to find cancer early, when treatment is more likely to be effective.

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  • International comparison of women’s health

    8 January 2019

    A briefing from the Commonwealth Fund compares the health status and availability of health care for women in the United States with the situation for women in 10 other high-income countries, including UK.

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