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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Posted On: 26/11/2020

Issued at 9.59am on Thursday 26 November 2020 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 6.00pm on Thursday 26 November and 6.00am on Monday 30 November in parts of England.  This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disru... read the rest »

Health and care heroes honoured in regional NHS Parliamentary Awards

Posted On: 23/11/2020

Doctors and nurses working to combat Hepatitis C in the homeless during the pandemic, the team behind the UK’s first virtual reality lung rehabilitation programme launched this year and the research team working on the COVID-19 vaccine have all been recognised in... read the rest »

NHS statement on Spending Review funding announcement

Posted On: 22/11/2020

Below is a comment from the NHS on today’s announcement by the government of funding for the health service. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “As well as caring for seriously ill and vulnerable coronavirus patients, our hardworking nurses, doc... read the rest »

NHS urges people with mental health worries to seek help

Posted On: 17/11/2020

People with mental health worries are being urged to seek help in a new phase of the NHS’s Help Us Help You campaign. Although mental health services have been running throughout the pandemic there was a marked dip in referrals despite evidence that coronavirus i... read the rest »

NHS launches 40 ‘long COVID’ clinics to tackle persistent symp...

Posted On: 15/11/2020

The NHS will launch a network of more than 40 ‘long COVID’ specialist clinics within weeks to help thousands of patients suffering debilitating effects of the virus months after being infected. The clinics, due to start opening at the end of November, will ... read the rest »

More support for pregnant women and people with a learning disability with ...

Posted On: 13/11/2020

Thousands more people with diabetes will no longer need to do painful finger prick tests and instead will have life changing technology to help manage their condition on the NHS. Pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes will be able to access a Continuous Glucose Monitor for... read the rest »

NHS Launches Renewed Recruitment Drive

Posted On: 11/11/2020

The NHS is launching a renewed recruitment drive to capitalise on the ‘Nightingale effect’ as the health services contends with the second wave of COVID-19. The professionalism and dedication staff have shown throughout the pandemic has generated unpreceden... read the rest »

Hundreds of young people with eating disorders to benefit from ‘gold ...

Posted On: 06/11/2020

Young people with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are to get rapid access to specialist NHS treatment across England. The NHS has announced that it will scale up an early intervention service to support young people in the early stages of eating disorders.... read the rest »

Top doc issues safety warning ahead of stay at home firework displays

Posted On: 05/11/2020

England’s most senior GP is encouraging people to be safe with private firework displays this Bonfire Night as the cancellation of public events is expected to spark an increase in shows at home. People across the country will be celebrating Bonfire Night and Diw... read the rest »

NHS response to the Prime Minister’s announcement 31 October 2020

Posted On: 01/11/2020

Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) 31 October 2020, NHS Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, said: “Daily hospital covid admissions are now higher than on 23 March when the Prime Minister announced the first nationa... read the rest »