Monday, 13 January 2014
MPs seek investment in Northamptonshire healthcare North Northamptonshire’s three MPs are set for talks with a minister next week as they seek millions of pounds of investment in health services in the area. Northamptonshire Telegraph
Fluoride programme for elderly is a success A pilot programme to improve dental care for the elderly has been deemed a success in its first year, with more than 100 care homes signing up to the scheme. Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS... NHFT News
- Care homes sign up to fluoride scheme Northamptonshire Telegraph
NHS England vision for tackling diabetes in 2014 NHS England has set out a vision for how it wants the growing problem of diabetes to be tackled in 2014.
The new plan, Action for Diabetes, outlines how it would like to see better prevention of Type 2 diabetes, earlier diagnosis of all diabetes, and support for people to manage their diabetes better and improve their quality of life.
It shows how NHS England is rising to the challenge of an increasing population with long-term conditions – in particular the growing issue of diabetes, which is linked to an excess 22,000 deaths a year and sees 100 people a week lose a limb.
Will elderly patients miss out on new drugs? Plans for NICE to take into account the benefit to wider society of new drugs licensed for use on the NHS could result in elderly patients missing out on new treatments, The Daily Telegraph has reported.
Drugs for flu could be withheld under new Nice guidelines Drugs which do not have a profound impact on society, such as flu medication, may not be approved by Nice, its Chief Executive has suggested. The Daily Telegraph
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt under pressure on meningitis vaccine
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is facing demands to ditch a medical funding formula that has prevented a life-saving vaccine from reaching children. The Independent