Seven-day hospital policy has not reduced weekend mortality, Manchester reveals study

The first study to test whether access to consultants and diagnostics at weekends reduces mortality has found no association with weekend death rates. The four...

Call for women to get life-saving smear test after uptake drops

Public Health England is urging women to have cervical screening after latest figures show a drop in attendance. Newfigures published today show a fall in the...

Transplant Team at Wythenshawe Hospital undertake pioneering heart transplant

The Transplant Team at Wythenshawe Hospital have successfully carried out a pioneering type of transplant – and are just the fourth centre in the...

Manchester Study shows therapeutic impact of neighbourliness on dementia

New research is showing how being connected with their local community has reaped enormous benefits for people with dementia. Research Associate Sarah Campbell, from The...

Salford launches Cold Homes summit

Hundreds of people could be spared the misery of winter – and millions of pounds saved for the NHS if fuel poverty can be...

Frontline healthcare staff urged to intervene to cut the 78,270 smokers ending up in...

Public Health England is urging all NHS frontline staff to get trained to help them deliver effective stop smoking advice. The latest figures show the...

New food bank to open in Eccles

Salford Foodbank is to open a new food distribution centre in Eccles to help more local people who are struggling to put food on...

New Drug ‘melts away’ fat inside arteries

A new drug being trialled for treating breast cancer and diabetes has been shown to 'melt away' the fat inside arteries that can cause...

Unretirement – one in four Britons return to work

Around one in four retirees in the UK return to work or ‘unretire’, mostly within five years of retiring, according to research by The University of...

New Greater Manchester initiative aims to to improve dental care in schools and nurseries.

A £1.5 million-pound action plan to improve children’s oral health in Oldham, Rochdale, Salford and Bolton has been launched today. The investment aims to reduce...

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