Overseas hiring spree planned for care homes in England amid winter fears | social care

Foreign workers could be recruited for care homes in England amid concerns about staff shortages this winter, under government plans. The health secretary, Steve Barclay, wants the overseas recruitment spree to include sending NHS managers to countries such as India and the Philippines to hire thousands of nurses, the Times reported. The paper added that … Read more

Hampshire dentists: Fed up patients waiting for up to two years for dentist appointments

GAPING holes in dentistry care in Hampshire have been exposed by new research, prompting fresh calls for investment from fed up people in need of urgent treatment. Nine in 10 NHS dental practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients for treatment under the health service, a BBC investigation found. In a third … Read more

These Are the Most Expensive Drugs in the US

Until recently, the gene therapy Zolgensma was the most expensive drug ever approved in the US Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) The US healthcare system is, to put it lightly, a complete trash fire. Compared to people living in other well-off countries, Americans are overall sicker and die at a younger age. Adding insult to injury, Americans … Read more

Ambulance service avoids collapse but patients still face long handover waits

The longest handover wait of more than 20 hours came at Princess Royal Hospital in Telford The waits came on Wednesday, the day singled out by West Midlands Ambulance Service’s director of nursing, March Docherty, as the date when the service would “collapse”. While the service avoided the catastrophe predicted by Mr Docherty, the length … Read more

WebMD acquires French medical news and information platform Jim.fr – TechCrunch

Health information publishing giant WebMD announced that it’s acquiring Jim.fr, a French-language medical news and information website aimed at healthcare professionals (HCPs). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1979 as the Journal International de Médecine (JIM) by a hospital intern called Dr. Gilles Haroche, Paris-based Jim.fr collates and presents all manner of … Read more

NIH awards $23 million to establish centers of excellence to study telehealth for cancer care

News Release Thursday, August 18, 2022 The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, will award $23 million to four academic institutions to establish centers of excellence that will conduct research on the role of telehealth in delivering cancer-related health care, a practice that became more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The … Read more