Tag Archives: Boost

Dr Miriam Stoppard: DIY test could boost amount of cervical cancer screenings

Earlier this year I expressed ­concern that frighteningly large numbers of women weren’t ­taking up cancer screening ­appointments. There are many reasons why women are slow to respond to requests for these crucial tests. In the first instance, a smear test involves a technician taking a sample of cells from the cervix by way of… Read More »

Kettering to use Red Cross tools to boost workforce resuscitation skills

Kettering Health Network will adopt a suite of software and other technologies to support resuscitation skills training and certification for its workforce. “Ensuring that patients receive the best possible care remains a prime objective, and we believe that starts with our caring and skilled workforce,” says Andy Parker, human resources manager of network education at… Read More »

Industry balks at Senate proposals to boost competition, price transparency

Dive Brief: Payers and providers criticized proposed Senate bills that would ban certain contract clauses and force price transparency regulations in comments to the HELP Committee this week. Employers and health policy experts, however, said banning anticompetitive practices and making more information available would benefit patients. Industry groups differed in their response to legislation in… Read More »

Minister considers ‘all options’ to boost vaccine uptake

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he is willing to look at “all options” to boost England’s vaccination levels, including compulsory immunisation. Mr Hancock told the BBC he did not want to “reach the point” of imposing jabs, but would “rule nothing out”. More than half a million children in the UK were unvaccinated against… Read More »