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NHS Appoints Leading Medic To New Transformation Post

Posted On: 24/03/2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have today appointed Dr Timothy Ferris as Director of Transformation. Dr Ferris, who has served as a non-executive director of NHS Improvement for almost three years, is internationally renowned for his pioneering work on improving health... read the rest »

Top Doctor Says Do Not Delay Getting an NHS Covid Jab

Posted On: 25/03/2021

The country’s top doctor today urged everyone who is entitled to a Covid jab to come forward as new figures showed the NHS vaccination programme racked up record numbers of jabs last week. NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis called on anyone who... read the rest »

NHS update to learning disability mortality review

Posted On: 23/03/2021

Autistic people will now be specifically included in an improved and expanded LeDeR programme to drive improvements in care, the NHS announced today. The move is part of changes to the learning from life and death reviews programme (LeDeR) which aims to make improvement... read the rest »

COVID treatment developed in the NHS saves a million lives

Posted On: 23/03/2021

Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely available steroid, has saved around one million lives worldwide since its discovery as an effective treatment for COVID-19 in a clinical trial in the NHS. New figures, published today, show that use of the drug has so far saved 2... read the rest »

NHS jabs 27 people a second on ‘super saturday’ for vaccine pr...

Posted On: 21/03/2021

NHS staff delivered almost 100,000 COVID jabs in a single hour yesterday as ‘Super Saturday’ took the vaccine programme to new heights. A record 756,873 jabs were recorded across England, including 686,424 first doses to cap a bumper week. Nurses, doctors, ... read the rest »

NHS Vaccination programme protects almost 2.8 Million in record week

Posted On: 20/03/2021

A record 636,219 Covid jabs were recorded in England yesterday capping off a bumper week which saw the highest number of doses delivered since the NHS vaccination programme began. Hard working NHS staff have delivered more than two and a half million doses over the past... read the rest »

NHS achieves key Long Term Plan commitment to roll out Integrated Care Syst...

Posted On: 19/03/2021

Patients will have better, more joined up care as Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), which require all parts of the NHS to work with each other and their partners, are rolled out across the country from next month. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens today confirmed that... read the rest »

NHS urges sex crime and abuse victims to seek help

Posted On: 20/03/2021

Women who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual assault are being urged to contact the NHS for support, as the number of people seeking help halved during the first lockdown. Following the death of Sarah Everard and the outpouring from women sharing their experienc... read the rest »

NHS Chief Simon Stevens receives COVID-19 jab

Posted On: 18/03/2021

NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens today joined nearly 22 million people in England who have received their first COVID-19 jab. Today marks another important milestone on the NHS vaccine rollout, with more than half of adults across England set to have had their firs... read the rest »

NHS England invites everyone aged 50 and over to be jabbed as NHS vaccinati...

Posted On: 17/03/2021

While the whole of the NHS doubles down to urge everyone already invited to take up the offer, new invitations are now going out nationally to millions of people aged 50 to 54 in the latest stage of the programme, the biggest in NHS history and fastest in Europe. NHS Ch... read the rest »