Real Change in Health and Social Care Must Continue

Vital health reforms are delivering real change but must continue if we are to tackle waiting list and staffing pressures. That was the message from the Department of Health as it launched a progress report on health and social care transformation. Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly said, ‘We are clearly living through a defining era in [...]

By |2019-05-16T12:46:58+01:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

‘Darwinian’ Cancer Drug Programme Aims to Deliver Change in Treatment

The world’s first ‘Darwinian’ drug discovery programme, specially designed to tackle cancer’s lethal ability to evolve resistance to treatment, is to be launched in a state-of-the-art new building in London. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, is to invest an initial £75 million in creating a global centre of expertise in anti-evolution therapies – [...]

By |2019-05-16T12:45:08+01:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Heart and Circulatory Disease Deaths in Under 75s on the Rise

A new British Heart Foundation strategy has set the ambition for the UK to halve premature death and disability from stroke, and increase survival from heart attack to 90 per cent, by 2030. The number of people dying from heart and circulatory diseases before they reach their 75th birthday is on the rise for the [...]

By |2019-05-16T12:43:02+01:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments