Community health services

NHS announces nominations of health service heroes ahead of 75th birthday

The NHS has today announced its shortlist of nominated staff, carers and volunteers for this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards, ahead of its milestone 75th  birthday. Launched in March, MPs were asked to find and nominate outstanding individuals or teams who have made the biggest improvements to health services in their constituencies across 10 categories. Ahead of […]

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NHS on-the-spot liver scans find one in 10 people have liver damage that could lead to deadly cancer

A new initiative to check for liver cancer in high-risk communities has been rolled out as part of a major NHS drive to catch more cancers earlier and save lives. The roaming trucks performed more than 7,000 fibroscans and identified over 830 people with cirrhosis or advanced fibrosis, a leading cause of liver cancer, in […]

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Millions of patients to benefit from care at home thanks to NHS community response teams 

Millions more people will benefit from quicker care at home thanks to the boosted rollout of healthcare teams in the community, as part of the NHS plan to recover urgent and emergency care services. Almost a quarter of a million people (226,895) have received urgent medical support from home – many avoiding a hospital stay […]

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