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NHS to cut single-use plastics in canteens and catering
More than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items will be cut per year by NHS England, an executive non-departmental public body of the UK Department of Health and Social Care, as it reduces single-use plastic usage from its canteens.
O2, Samsung to work on 5G-connected ambulances for NHS
O2, the mobile phone giant, is set to begin testing "smart ambulances" equipped with next generation 5G technology later this month in a deal with Samsung and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
NHS staff face routine assault, intimidation
When Dr Miranda Roland, an A&E registrar, was held hostage by a patient brandishing a pair of steel surgical scissors in a cubicle, she didn’t panic. Moments earlier, she had gone in to check on the young patient, who was having a mental health episode after taking drugs, and had closed the door behind her. Although she was alone, Roland thought she was safe — all sharp and dangerous objects had been removed. Unfortunately, the patient had managed to hide a pair of scissors, which she pulled out before backing the doctor into a corner. “I was able to keep calm and talk her out of stabbing me,” Roland recalled. “I was lucky. It was that tense, it could have gone either way.”
Gene therapy for rare eye disease set to be offered on NHS
Patients with a rare inherited eye disorder are set to be able to access a new gene therapy on the UK National Health Service (NHS) which slows down sight loss.
The NHS could save millions in UK  by targeting vitamin D deficiency
Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales and save National Health Service (NHS) £65 million (€70.9 million) over the next 90 years.
'Hundreds of lives saved' by new digital sepsis alerts in UK hospitals
Hundreds of lives are being saved every year thanks to a new digital alert system which automatically flags possible cases of sepsis in hospitals, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) said.
NHS app dedicated to weight loss could help prevent type 2 diabetes in UK
Type 2 diabetes affects over four million people in the UK and those numbers are growing every day. Lifestyle plays a huge role in developing the condition and with obesity at an all time high, a new UK National Health Service (NHS) backed app hopes to get Britons healthier and reduce their risk of developing the condition.
Game-changing cancer drugs which can attack all tumors will be fast-tracked by NHS
Game-changing cancer drugs which can attack all types of tumor will be fast-tracked by the National Health Service (NHS), the head of the health service was expected to announced.
UK health secretary orders NHS food review
A ‘root and branch’ review of hospital food has been ordered by the UK health secretary after two more patient deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria.
NHS waste deal shows climate emergency in Scotland is ‘gimmick’, Tory insists
Hospital waste is being sent from Scotland to Wales for disposal, following the collapse of scandal hit firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES).
‘Second-class’ NHS workers struggle as pay gap widens
Tens of thousands of the UK’s National Health Service workers are struggling to get by on the minimum wage because their private sector employers are failing to match public sector pay rises.
NHS still spending £55,000 a year on homeopathy, despite ban
The UK National Health System (NHS) is still spending more than £55,000 per year on homeopathic remedies — despite doctors being told to stop prescribing them.
NHS accepting money from milk formula industry 'risks babies' health'
The UK’s National Health Service (MHS) bodies are risking babies’ health by accepting money from milk formula companies in breach of World Health Organization rules, an investigation has found.
Assaults on north Wales NHS mental health staff halved in five years
Attacks by mental health patients on National Health Service (NHS) staff at Wales' largest health board halved in five years.
Hundreds of NHS nurses in Northern Ireland worse off despite pay rise
Hundreds of nurses in Northern Ireland have had to pay money back to the National Health Service (NHS) despite receiving a pay rise.

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