New Manchester research aims to make prescribing of medication safer for people in prison

Manchester-based researchers have taken an important step towards making it safer for people in prison who are prescribed medication. The research*, published in the British...

Study exposes risks and benefits of virtual consultations with doctors

So-called ‘telemedicine’ is less diagnostically accurate than in-person consultations and could increase health inequalities and barriers to accessing appropriate care, finds a new study...

E Cigarettes could be prescribed on the NHS to help people stop smoking

England could be the first country in the world to prescribe medicinally licensed e-cigarettes to help reduce smoking rates The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

Vaping could be as restrictive to lung function as cigarette smoking, Manchester study suggests

New research suggests that vaping could affect the performance of people’s lungs just as much as smoking cigarettes. Generally, vaping is considered a healthy alternative...

Test and Trace-“An eye watering waste of money”

NHS Test and Trace has been an “eye-watering” waste of taxpayers’ money, MP’s have found. The £37bn funding - equal to almost a fifth...

Progress on Stockport’s endoscopy unit expansion as planning is confirmed

Plans for major enhancements to Stepping Hill Hospital’s endoscopy unit have taken a major step forward now that planning has been officially approved following...

Going to Covid Plan B would cost £18 billion and health gains would be...

A leaked report this morning says that the implementation of the so called Plan B to control rising Covid cases would cost the economy...

Manchester aims for everyone eligible for their Covid booster to get one by the...

The drive to administer booster jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine is well under way in Manchester. As winter approaches residents in the city are...

Altrincham cardiac arrest survivor urges North West defibrillator owners to register devices on new...

Leading charities and health organisations are urging public access defibrillator owners in the North West of England to register their devices on a new...

Manchester study finds Emotional impact of pandemic could lead to exodus of NHS staff

New research has discovered that there is a high risk that the emotional and psychological impact of the pandemic on nurses and other healthcare...