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NHS to launch ground breaking online COVID-19 rehab service

Posted On: 04/07/2020

Tens of thousands of people who are suffering long-term effects of coronavirus will benefit from a revolutionary on-demand recovery service, the head of the NHS has announced today. Nurses and physiotherapists will be on hand to reply to patients’ needs either on... read the rest »

NHS and St John Ambulance to recruit and train thousands of cadets

Posted On: 03/07/2020

The NHS and St John Ambulance are joining forces for the NHS’ anniversary to recruit and train thousands of ‘NHS cadets’. The cadets will help to improve care for patients while offering a route into health service employment for up to 10,000 young p... read the rest »

NHS patients among first in Europe to benefit from landmark deal for cystic...

Posted On: 30/06/2020

NHS patients in England will be some of the first people in Europe to benefit from a new “truly life-transforming” treatment for cystic fibrosis, health service chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced today. Three in five patients with the deadly gen... read the rest »

Around one million downloads of fitness app during lockdown as people stay ...

Posted On: 30/06/2020

A fitness tool backed by the NHS has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of people seeking to get in shape during lockdown. New figures show that downloads of Public Health England’s ‘Couch to 5k’ app skyrocketed over the last three months. From Ma... read the rest »

Heat-health watch alert: level 1 – summer preparedness

Posted On: 29/06/2020

Issued at 8.16am on Saturday 27 June 2020 Temperatures are not expected to reach heatwave threshold values until further notice. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the we... read the rest »

Rankin unveils powerful portrait series dedicated to frontline staff to mar...

Posted On: 28/06/2020

Powerful and personal portraits of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff who responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, captured by acclaimed photographer Rankin, have been unveiled today to celebrate the NHS birthday. In a mark of respect and thanks to the NHS, the renowned pho... read the rest »

NHS boosts support for pregnant black and ethnic minority women

Posted On: 26/06/2020

The NHS is rolling out additional support for pregnant Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) women, as new research shows heightened risks facing women from minority groups. Analysis out today shows Black pregnant women are eight times more likely to be admitted to ho... read the rest »

Heat-health watch alert: Level 3 – heatwave action

Posted On: 25/06/2020

Issued at 9.04am on Thursday 25 June 2020 There is a 90% probability of heat-health criteria being met between 8am on Thursday and 9am on Friday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in h... read the rest »

Heat-health watch alert: Level 3 – heatwave action

Posted On: 24/06/2020

Issued at 8.41am on Wednesday 24 June 2020 There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 9.00am on Wednesday and 9.00pm on Friday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to ... read the rest »

LGBT+ staff and allies launch first NHS virtual pride

Posted On: 24/06/2020

NHS colleagues from across the country are being invited to enjoy an unprecedented online celebration of the LGBT+ community this Friday evening. To mark the time of year when thousands of people would ordinarily be gearing up for Pride season, the highlight of the LGBT... read the rest »