General practice

Parkinson’s patients benefit from revolutionary watch on the NHS to manage care at home

Patients with Parkinson’s disease are being given life-changing smart watches that allow doctors to remotely assess their condition in a pioneering project to revolutionise NHS care. The cutting-edge gadget containing sensors, known as a Parkinson’s Kinetigraph (PKG), is worn around the clock for six days to monitor patients’ movements at home. The information it collects […]

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Plan set out to improve access for NHS patients and support GPs

The NHS, working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, has today published a blueprint for improving access to GP appointments for patients alongside supporting GPs and their teams. Surgeries will be provided with additional funding to boost their capacity to increase the proportion of appointments delivered face to face, as part of […]

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Researchers behind lifesaving Astra-Zeneca jab named winners of NHS gong

Research teams at Oxford University who joined forces to fight coronavirus by developing a COVID vaccine in record time are among the winners of this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by Fuji Film. The awards, arranged by the NHS, are designed to recognise, and celebrate some of the biggest achievements in health and social care. […]

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NHS sets out COVID-19 recovery plan for patient care and staff wellbeing

The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID. The money, which is set out in the NHS Operational Planning Guidance published today, will also fund more support for […]

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GPs receive funding boost to vaccinate housebound in NHS drive to protect most vulnerable

The NHS will pay GPs an additional £10 for every COVID vaccination they deliver to someone who is housebound as part of the drive to protect the most vulnerable people as swiftly as possible. The extra payment comes as Vaccine Centres including Elland Road football ground, home to Premier League side Leeds, prepare to open […]

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‘Most vital ever’ health and care worker flu vaccination drive launched

The health and social care service’s most senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, as the first vaccine deliveries start to reach local employers this week. This comes alongside an expanded flu vaccination programme for both the public and frontline health and social […]

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