Helen Walker

Helen Walker obituary

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our friend and colleague Helen Walker (nee Rouse), who passed away after a short battle with cancer on 25 October 2017.


IBMS regional AGM

The IBMS West Midlands Region and Birmingham Branch is holding its annual general meeting this month.

Doctor using iPad

A digital-ready workforce

The IBMS is encouraging members to share their views and help build the digital-ready workforce of the future.


Awards nominations now open

The awards aim to recognise and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative healthcare practice and make a real difference to patients’ lives.

Alison Geddis

New President takes the reins

She began her two-year term of office on 1 January, having taken over from the outgoing President Ian Sturdgess, who said: “I am really excited for Alison taking over the reins and I hope

Under the microscope: Shutterstock

Under the microscope: the Mozart effect

What is the Mozart effect?

Booking doctors appointment on an iPad

Evening and weekend GP appointments

An extra 75,000 routine appointments a month will be available in the capital, as part of an NHS England scheme.

Child taking oral cholera vaccine

Cholera vaccine: single dose more effective?

Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide.

Future antibiotics

Effective future antibiotics

The claim comes in new research into an old antibiotic by the Francis Crick Institute and the University of Warwick.

Sanctions folder

NHS trust in special measures

NHS Improvement announced the sanction against King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust the day after chairman Lord Kerslake resigned, criticising the “unrealistic” approach to NHS fi

NHS nurse and patient

NHS workforce boost planned

It acknowledges that more staff are needed, including pathologists, radiologists, radiographers and endoscopists.