The Healthcare Financial Management Association and NHS Improvement have updated the NHS efficiency map. The map is a tool that promotes best practice in identifying, delivering and monitoring cost improvement programmes in the NHS. It contains links to a range of tools and guidance to help NHS bodies improve their efficiency.
The Medicines and Healthcare-products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update covering restrictions on use of daclizumab (Zinbryta), which may cause liver injury; advice on prescribing co-dydramol; and reporting procedure for suspected adverse reactions to herbal medicines.
The NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare. This includes the appointment of five healthcare scientists, tackling conditions including sickle cell disease and allergic reactions.
The clinical entrepreneurs programme, run by NHS England, supports NHS workers to work with leading health and technology industry experts to develop their own innovative ideas. Within the first year, clinical entrepreneurs recruited to the programme have already launched 50 start-ups, leading to the creation of 344 jobs.