More capacity needed to support ambulance patients

Fresh job opportunities to care for ambulance patients are being highlighted this week, amid new figures about rising 999 activity.

Figures from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) show that the number of 999 calls received between April and June 2016 was 10% higher than the same period in 2015.

Know hepatitis – act now

It is World Hepatitis Day today, a time to raise awareness of the viral hepatitis infection that affects 400 million people worldwide – and which claims the lives of about 1.4 million people each year. Only 5% of people with chronic hepatitis know they have the infection, yet it is fully preventable and treatable.