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More than 2.4 million children and young people now have access to mental health support in schools and colleges, thanks to the NHS fast tracking services to help address record demand. The NHS rollout is already one year ahead of schedule – more than 500 teams will be confirmed ahead of the April 2023 ambition […]
A life-saving test that allows doctors to spot a rare form of eye cancer in babies in the womb is being rolled out by the NHS in England this week. Now, thanks to a new NHS test developed at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, babies identified as being at risk of developing retinoblastoma […]
Invitations will be arriving at the homes of more than one million families with five and six-year-olds this week, as the NHS continues to deliver the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in its history. Recent JCVI guidance recommended all children between 5 – 11 would benefit from a non-urgent offer of the COVID vaccine, […]
The NHS will start vaccinating children aged 5-11 today, as the biggest and most successful vaccination drive in health service history moves to the next phase. Almost five million children in this age group are eligible for two doses of the vaccine following updated JCVI guidance, which recommended children can benefit from non-urgent offer of […]
Parents and carers of 5 to 11 years olds will be able to book a COVID vaccine for their children today, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history expands again. The service will open at 7am for bookings with appointments available at hundreds of sites from Monday and more coming online […]
A world-first genetic test that could save the hearing of hundreds of babies each year has been developed and successfully piloted in the NHS. Taking just 25 minutes, the bedside machine identifies whether a critically ill baby admitted to intensive care has a gene that could result in permanent hearing loss if they are treated […]
The 21 Ukrainian children who were evacuated to England, are now all under the care of NHS specialist hospital services and are starting their package of cancer treatment. Following their arrival on Sunday night, all children have received health assessments from NHS staff and have now been triaged to seven hospitals across England, getting the […]
The world-beating NHS vaccination programme has expanded further so that 12 to 15 year olds who are most at risk from COVID, including those who are severely immunosuppressed and with underlying health conditions, can now book in their booster online. The national booking service has been updated so that the most vulnerable in this cohort […]
More young people than ever before are receiving treatment for eating disorders according to the latest figures, the NHS said today. Almost 10,000 children and young people started treatment between April and December with record demand for services – an increase of a quarter compared to the same period last year and up by almost […]
Children’s hospitals across the country are putting on extra clinics today as part of an NHS ‘Super Saturday’ drive to address COVID backlogs. Staff are putting on hundreds of appointments as part of the ambitious NHS accelerator programme. Some hospitals taking part will use virtual reality to distract youngsters during surgery, avoiding the need for […]