Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response

Longest waits falling despite busiest ever NHS winter

The COVID-19 backlogs in routine NHS treatment are being addressed, despite staff helping patients during the busiest winter ever, new figures show today. Despite record 999 volumes and ambulance call-outs for life-threatening conditions between December and March this winter, staff ensured that the number of patients waiting over one year for treatment had fallen by […]

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Bake Off star Nadiya backs NHS COVID vaccine drive

Famous faces from the nation’s favourite cookery shows have joined forces with the NHS to tackle COVID vaccine hesitancy and boost uptake. Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain, Asma Khan from Netflix’s Chef’s Table and MasterChef’s Saliha Mahmood are all backing the vaccine drive focused on the British Bangladeshi community. Launching the campaign in […]

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GP determined to put in personal call to every at-risk patient yet to take up COVID-19 jab offer

A London-based GP is taking the fight against vaccine hesitancy into her own hands by phoning every patient from her surgery who has been offered but not yet accepted their jab, as part of the NHS’ battle against vaccine hesitancy. Dr Farzana Hussain, GP at the Project Surgery in East London, kicked off her drive […]

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