Expand £210m NHS nurses’ training fund to include public health workers

New government funding of £210 million for NHS nurses to improve their training and skills should be expanded to cover public health workers, such...

Mission is on to get Greater Manchester moving

A major campaign is launching in Greater Manchester to get people thinking differently about getting active, and help the 6-in-10 children and more than...

Dependence on prescription medicines linked to deprivation

Public Health England have published the first-ever evidence review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five commonly prescribed classes of medicines in England They...

Nearly two thirds of parents think school children’s mental health is at risk

Parents in Britain are worried about their children’s mental health because of pressure schools put on them, a new study has revealed. The research...

MRI patient thanks best friend for saving her life through organ donation

A patient at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) has spoken of her gratitude to her best...

Natasha’s legacy becomes law

Millions of allergy sufferers across the country will be protected by a new law laid in Parliament today, requiring food businesses to include full...

A “digital detox” does not improve wellbeing say psychologists

A 24-hour period of abstinence from your smartphone induces cravings, but mood and anxiety remain stable say psychologists. The study asked participants to place their...

NHS staff to demonstrate in Manchester today over cervical screening concerns

NHS staff concerned about the shake-up of the cervical screening services used by thousands of women in England every year will be demonstrating outside...

Suicide rate increases for the first time in five years

The suicide rate has risen in the UK significantly for the first time since 2013. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics showed there...

It’s never too late says Manchester study

People who start training later in life can have the same performance and health benefits as those who have trained all of their lives,...