New NHS testing centre for Oldham will boost access to care for patients

Patients across Oldham and the surrounding area will benefit from earlier diagnostic testing closer to home, thanks to £4.5m of investment in a new...

Cuts to public health run counter to levelling up, say leading health organisations

New analysis published today by the Health Foundation reveals that the public health grant has been cut by 24% in real terms per capita...

Patients with “red flag” cancer symptoms not referred for urgent investigation in 6 out...

Six out of ten patients who show common “alarm” symptoms for cancer are not referred for urgent investigation, a largescale new study has revealed. The...

Pandemic habits ingrained for 2.7m high-risk drinkers

A third of high-risk UK drinkers were drinking more in May than before the pandemic, according to new findings from alcohol education charity Drinkaware. While...

Staying on long-term antidepressants reduces risk of relapse

When people stop taking antidepressants after a long period of use, more than half (56 per cent) experience a relapse within a year, compared...

New study into COVID-19 vaccine dose interval for pregnant women launches in Greater Manchester

The country’s largest clinical study investigating the best gap between first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses for pregnant women is being launched in Greater...

Over a third of COVID-19 patients diagnosed with at least one long-COVID symptom

37% of people had at least one long-COVID symptom diagnosed in the 3-6 month period after COVID-19 infection according to a new study. The...

Take the profiteering out of care sector and pay staff fair wages says union

Social care should cease to be a profit-making enterprise that allows companies free rein to exploit staff and the people they look after, says...

Eat your greens-Study shows children who eat fruit and veg have better mental health

Children who eat a better diet, packed with fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing – according to new research from the University of...

Hospitals recommended to relax some of the Covid rules to ease pressure on the...

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has recommended a reduction of physical distancing from 2 metres to 1 metre In hospitals in order to...