Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response

Record tests and checks delivered by NHS alongside high demand for A&Es and ambulances

New figures out today show the NHS performed its highest ever number of diagnostic tests for the month of May, while A&E attendances and emergency ambulance call-outs hit an all-time high for any June on record. Monthly performance data released today show 2.1m diagnostic tests were carried out in May – the most checks ever […]

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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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