06 Oct 2016
NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have today announced that as part of measures to address a £8.4m black hole in its finances, patients with a BMI of 30 and over, as well as smokers, will be denied non-urgent operations for six months until they have completed a weight management programme or a stop smoking service.
04 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has urged patients to ‘think carefully before cosmetic surgery’ as it launches new, independent information online.
23 Sep 2016
New statistics show rising number of children not visiting an NHS dentist, with huge regional variations.
22 Sep 2016
Responding to NHS England’s consultation on proposals to strengthen the management of conflicts of interest.
14 Sep 2016
Funds to help investigate outcomes for treatments for oral cancer and cleft lip, as well as looking at the most effective ways to improve children’s dental health.
09 Sep 2016
NHS England performance data published today for July 2016 shows that the Government’s official waiting time target for planned treatment has been missed again. It is the worst official waiting times performance since 2011.
08 Sep 2016
The proportion of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer (OG cancer) - or gullet and stomach cancer - who were eligible for life-saving treatment, has increased slightly over the past eight years, according to the largest study of these types of cancers in England and Wales.
02 Sep 2016
Miss Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons: "The policies being introduced by Vale of York CCG are some of the most severe the modern NHS has ever seen... An honest national debate on exactly what the NHS can afford, and what we are willing to pay, is urgently needed"
22 Aug 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has today welcomed the Department of Health’s (DH) proposal to expand the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) public ratings system to providers of cosmetic surgery.
18 Aug 2016
FGDP (UK) and FDS have welcomed confirmation of the proposed tax on sugary drinks, but say they are disappointed that the government’s new Childhood Obesity Action Plan has otherwise ignored oral health.