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Flu jab ‘more important than ever’ this winter

Flu jab ‘more important than ever’ this winter

 People are being advised to get a flu jab to help protect against the "double danger" of flu and coronavirus. Research shows people can catch both diseases at the same time, with serious and sometimes deadly consequences. More people will be offered a free flu...

Childhood Vaccination Uptake Returns to Pre-pandemic Norms

Childhood Vaccination Uptake Returns to Pre-pandemic Norms

Having suffered a drop at the beginning of the pandemic, uptake of childhood vaccinations has stabilised and returned to normal levels, according to a new Public Health England report. The report reviews aggregated childhood vaccination counts of the first hexavalent...

Covid-19: UK could face 50,000 cases a day by October without action

Covid-19: UK could face 50,000 cases a day by October without action

The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action, the government's chief scientific adviser has warned. Sir Patrick Vallance said that would be expected to lead to about "200-plus deaths per day" a month after that. It comes as...

Coronavirus: Students going back to university is ‘biggest concern’

Coronavirus: Students going back to university is ‘biggest concern’

We have been living with Covid-19 for more than six months and a lot has changed including how the virus seems to be shifting to the younger generation. While the reopening of schools is a factor, it's not the main one. At this stage in September there are no clusters...

Targeted drug for lung cancer approved for NHS use in England

Targeted drug for lung cancer approved for NHS use in England

In two decisions published today, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the drug osimertinib (Tagrisso) to treat some adults in England with advanced lung cancer whose cancer tests positive for a faulty version of a molecule called...

NHS tells GPs they must offer patients face-to-face appointments

NHS tells GPs they must offer patients face-to-face appointments

GP practices are being told they must make sure patients can be seen face to face when they need such appointments. NHS England is writing to all practices to make sure they are communicating the fact doctors can be seen in person if necessary, as well as virtually....

£100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Terms & Conditions

£100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Terms & Conditions

 How To Win Like our Facebook page. Share the competition Facebook Post, and tell us why the Medsmart® App is useful.   Selecting The Winner The winner will be drawn after first 100 Shares and no later than 30th September, 2020. The winner will be selected by...

UK government invests £32m in health tech projects

UK government invests £32m in health tech projects

The UK government is to invest £32 million ($41.5 million) in six health technology projects aiming to transform care for debilitating diseases such as cancer and osteoarthritis. Projects include a novel artificial intelligence (AI) X-ray scanner to diagnose cancer...