Coronavirus

Hundreds of thousands more dental appointments to help recovery of services

The NHS will provide patients with hundreds of thousands more dental appointments, thanks to a £50 million funding injection. Funding will secure up to 350,000 additional dental appointments allowing people suffering from oral pain, disease, and infection to get the care they need, as services drive back to pre-pandemic levels. Children, people with learning disabilities, […]

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New weight loss support on the high street

People struggling to lose weight will now be offered help from their local high street pharmacy as part of the NHS’s radical action to tackle rising obesity levels and type 2 diabetes. Community pharmacy teams can now refer adults living with obesity, and other conditions, to the twelve-week online NHS weight management programme. People are […]

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NHS urges people to ‘grab a jab’ during week of walk-ins

People are being urged to Grab A Jab this week with a record number of walk-in sites available across the country, the NHS said today. The NHS is kick-starting a week of walk-ins with a record 1,800 sites now on the Grab A Jab website available for people to conveniently grab their life-saving jab this […]

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NHS staff in England boost four in five eligible adults

More than four in five eligible adults aged 18 or over have now had their life-saving booster vaccine as the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, the biggest and fastest in health history, continues to protect the nation from the threat of Omicron. The NHS ramped up capacity last month to roll out booster jabs at unprecedented […]

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Record number of NHS ambulance call outs for life-threatening conditions in December, despite jump in Omicron absences

NHS staff dealt with the highest ever number of life-threatening ambulance call outs last month, new figures show today. Ambulances responded to 82,000 category one calls in December, an average of one every 33 seconds and higher than any other month on record. In total, more than 66,000 NHS staff were off work each day […]

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