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Heart attacks – don’t delay treatment, the NHS is ready for you

In this blog, Professor Simon Ray, President of the British Cardiovascular Society reiterates the importance of seeking immediate treatment for heart attacks and heart failure during the coronavirus pandemic. In the UK we can be justifiably proud of our service for the emergency treatment of heart attack. Patients with suspected heart attack are transferred as […]

First Seacole Centre opens doors as NHS expands COVID rehab services

Thousands of people are set to benefit from enhanced community services to help them recover from the long term effects of coronavirus, the head of the NHS said yesterday, as the first new dedicated rehab hospital received its first patients. The NHS Seacole Centre at Headley Court, Surrey, named in honour of the pioneering nurse […]

NHS England and NHS Improvement welcome publication of updated risk assessment guidance

NHS England and NHS Improvement has today welcomed the publication of updated risk assessment guidance which provides practical measures to advance the way risk assessments are carried out for BAME, at risk and other vulnerable staff groups working across the NHS. Risk assessments for staff, produced by NHS Employers, provides more detailed support to allow […]

Millions of patients benefiting from remote consultations as family doctors respond to COVID-19

Millions of patients have been getting expert support from family doctors from the comfort of their own homes while the NHS responds to COVID-19. Remote consultations are one way in which GP practices have changed the way they work to ensure people can get expert care and advice in a safe way throughout the COVID-19 […]

Providing urgent dental care to vulnerable patients in Kent

Case study summary As part of the COVID-19 response, Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) has adapted the way it delivers dental care to vulnerable patients, to ensure they receive urgent treatment as safely as possible.   The community dental services usually provide routine dental care for patients with additional needs which mean they would […]

Patient communication is key to COVID-19 response at Peterborough GP practice

Case study summary A central-Peterborough GP practice has overhauled the way it delivers services during the COVID-19 response, investing in new online and telephony systems to keep in touch with its patients.   Thistlemoor Medical Centre serves more than 27,000 patients and around four fifths of its consultations usually take place in languages other than […]

Advice for parents, guardians and carers on how to help and support a child or young person with mental ill health, suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviours

Many parents, guardians and carers are concerned about how their children, whatever their age, are feeling at present. The corona virus outbreak is having an impact on everybody’s lives. Schools are closed, contact with family and friends limited and social and leisure activities cancelled.   At this time, it is understandable that children and young […]

What to do if you’re a young person and it’s all getting too much

Sometimes things can seem overwhelming, and you may feel you can’t cope. You might be feeling down and sad. But if those feelings have become very deep and intense, and you don’t know what to do about them, you might think the only solution is to end your life or hurt yourself. It’s okay not […]