The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (23-27/09)
  • Posted on: 27/09/2019
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (23-27/09)

Nursing and healthcare news this week: UK government reveals ‘no deal’ protection for UK nationals in the EU, new plans are unveiled to strengthen nursing leadership in PCNs, Bayer’s Vitrakvi is cleared for cancer treatment, and ‘half as many’ Brits vape as smoke. 

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Gov't announces 'no deal' protection for UK nationals in EU

The government has announced 'no deal' contingency plans designed to protect healthcare access for UK nationals living in the European Union for a short time after Brexit.

New money to strengthen PCN nursing leadership

The chief nurse of England Ruth May has announced new plans to strengthen nursing leadership in primary care networks and encouraged PCNs to appoint nurses as clinical directors.

Healthcare for everyone must prioritise women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, says UK at UN General Assembly

New UK aid will give over 20 million women and girls access to family planning per year over the next five years, saving tens of thousands of lives.

EU nod for Bayer's Vitrakvi

European regulators have cleared Bayer's Vitrakvi (larotrectinib) as a treatment for solid tumours displaying an NTRK gene fusion.

'Half as many Britons' vape as smoke

The number of people vaping in the UK has reached 3.6 million - about half the number of smokers - figures from Action on Smoking and Health suggest.

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