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‘Most vital ever’ health and care worker flu vaccination drive...

Posted On: 16/09/2020

The health and social care service’s most senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, as the first vaccine deliveries start to reach local employers this week. This comes alongside an expand... read the rest »

Training for barbers to spot warning signs of mental health problems

Posted On: 13/09/2020

Community initiatives including mental health first aid training for barbers, and counselling for bereaved relatives, are set to benefit from a £10 million funding boost. A dedicated support package has been provided to local NHS, public health teams and voluntary or... read the rest »

Heat-health watch alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

Posted On: 14/09/2020

Issued at 11.00am on Monday 14 September 2020 There is a 60% probability of heat-health criteria being met between midday on Monday and 9am on Wednesday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to c... read the rest »

Thousands to benefit from soups and shakes diet on the NHS from today

Posted On: 31/08/2020

From today thousands of people will be able to access NHS soup and shake weight-loss plans to tackle type 2 diabetes. The diet and lifestyle plans have been shown to put Type 2 diabetes into remission for people recently diagnosed with the condition, and will now be pro... read the rest »

Foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ve...

Posted On: 01/09/2020

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation. National Patient Safety Alert – Foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilati... read the rest »

NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

Posted On: 30/08/2020

Hundreds of NHS patients have received personal, specialised care thanks to a new service set up during the coronavirus pandemic. Stroke Connect, a partnership with the NHS and the Stroke Association provides stroke survivors with support and advice in the early days fo... read the rest »

‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurs...

Posted On: 27/08/2020

New figures out today show that there has been a huge increase in the number of new student nurses accepted onto courses in the two weeks since A-Level results. The increase follows an appeal by England’s chief nursing officer for more people of all ages to join ... read the rest »

Landmark NHS deal to open up access to life-changing cystic fibrosis drug

Posted On: 21/08/2020

From today thousands of NHS cystic fibrosis patients in England can benefit from a ‘transformative’ treatment for cystic fibrosis. NHS patients will be among the first in Europe to be prescribed Kaftrio, which significantly improves lung function, helping p... read the rest »

Celebs with cancer back NHS call for people to get symptoms checked

Posted On: 19/08/2020

Celebrities with cancer have joined NHS doctors to encourage the public to come forward for vital, life-saving checks. Famous faces backing the move to increase take-up of NHS checks include the Nolan sisters, who have recently opened about their cancer diagnosis and fo... read the rest »

Chemo doorstep drops help to keep cancer patients safe

Posted On: 17/08/2020

Thousands of patients with cancer have had chemotherapy delivered to their doors so that they can more safely receive treatment during the coronavirus pandemic. Up to 10,000 chemo home deliveries were made over three months at the peak of the outbreak, avoiding the need... read the rest »