Category list : Andy Burnham
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Clinical trials of drugs and technologies will be able to be set up faster in the future under a new deal struck between the Department of Health and the pharmaceutical industry.
Andy Burnham has been confirmed as health secretary in Gordon Brown’s cabinet reshuffle.
Two ministerial posts in the Department of Health are currently vacant following the cabinet reshuffle on Friday.
Health secretary Andy Burnham has signalled that he will allow all primary care trusts to become community foundation trusts giving high performing organisations the same freedoms as NHS foundation trusts.
Union welcomes Burnham pledge on public healthSubscription
The union Unite has welcomed health secretary Andy Burnham’s pledge to focus on public health.
Nearly a fifth of nurses are still not receiving formal feedback on their infection control practice, according to figures gathered by the National Audit Office.
With the first anniversary of the publication of NHS Next stage Review coming up this month, Richard Staines talks to the architect of the plan, health minister Lord Darzi, on progress so far and priorities for the future
Nurses praised for reducing C. diff casesSubscription
Nurses have been praised by the Health Protection Agency for their part in hitting the government’s target for reducing cases of C. diff.
One of the largest hospital trusts in England has developed a new electronic tracking system which can detect with up-to-the-minute accuracy when male and female patients have been mixed in wards or bays.
Linking dentists’ pay to how many people are on their books will see them rewarded for registering new patients, plans aimed at boosting access to NHS services explain.