The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (12-16/08)
  • Posted on: 16/08/2019
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (12-16/08)

The average wait for GP appointments tips over the two-week mark for the first time, the UK government and DHSC is to invest £250 million in AI to deliver enhanced healthcare, and Ebola drugs show a ‘90% survival rate’ in a breakthrough trial.

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UK to invest £250m in new AI lab to deliver enhanced healthcare

The UK Department of Health and Social Care said that the government is set to invest £250m in a new national artificial intelligence laboratory (AI lab) for the NHS to deliver enhanced healthcare through improved diagnosis and screening capabilities.

Community pharmacy and cancer prevention

With 1.6 million people visiting a pharmacy every day in England2 , pharmacists and their teams play a significant role in cancer – from prevention through to end of life care.

Deadline looming on new NHS rules for digital-first primary care

The closing date is fast approaching for an NHS England consultation on digital-first primary care that could change the face of general practice.

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. 

Average wait for GP appointment breaches two-week mark for first time

The average waiting time for a routine GP appointment has reached more than two weeks for the first time ever, according to a new survey.

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