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One million over 80s invited to NHS Vaccination Centres

Posted On: 17/01/2021

More than one million people aged 80 or over have been invited to book a coronavirus jab at a Vaccination Centre, as the NHS accelerates the immunisation programme, the biggest in health service history. Ten new large-scale centres, including a rugby ground, racecourse,... read the rest »

NHS COVID jabs available at rugby ground, racecourse, food court and cathed...

Posted On: 18/01/2021

NHS staff will start delivering COVID vaccinations at a rugby ground, racecourse, food court and cathedral today as the biggest immunisation programme in health service history grows. Ten new large-scale Vaccination Centres, capable of jabbing thousands of people a week... read the rest »

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Posted On: 18/01/2021

Issued at 8.35am on Sunday 17 January 2021 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9am on17 January 2021 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met O... read the rest »

Cold weather alert – Level 3: Cold weather action

Posted On: 15/01/2021

Issued at: 8.53am on Friday 15 January 2021. There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9am on Friday 15 January and 9am on Monday 18 January in parts of England.  This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable pat... read the rest »

Docs and cops warn on COVID-19 cons

Posted On: 16/01/2021

The NHS has teamed up with law enforcement and security agencies to warn the public not to fall victim to con men trying to exploit the coronavirus vaccine campaign. England’s top GP has joined the head of Action Fraud, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Nat... read the rest »

A&E visits 50 per cent higher in December than April COVID peak

Posted On: 14/01/2021

Half a million more people sought help in England’s A&Es in December compared with the first peak of the pandemic in April, according to new data from the NHS, which show essential services were being maintained at the end of the year. Median waits for elective c... read the rest »

High street pharmacies deliver NHS Covid jabs

Posted On: 14/01/2021

Life-saving coronavirus jabs will begin to be delivered at High Street pharmacies from today as the NHS accelerates the biggest vaccination programme in its history. Boots, Superdrug and several independent stores will be the first of hundreds of community pharmacies to... read the rest »

Cold weather alert – Level 3: Cold weather action

Posted On: 14/01/2021

Issued at: 8.45am on Thursday 14 January 2021. There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9am on Thursday 14 January and 9am on Monday 18 January in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable pat... read the rest »

New NHS Vaccination Centres Open Their Doors Today

Posted On: 11/01/2021

The NHS is opening its newest front in the fight against COVID-19 with the activation of the first seven NHS Vaccination Centres to jab people aged 80 and over, along with health and care staff, from today. The seven large-scale sites, capable of delivering thousands of... read the rest »

Cold weather alert – Level 3: Cold weather action

Posted On: 11/01/2021

Issued at: 8.53am on Monday 11 January 2021. There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 6pm on Monday 11 January and 9am on Friday 15 January in parts of England.  This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable pat... read the rest »