Long Term Plan

Mobile cataract units and same-day hip replacements helping thousands get NHS treatment

Same-day hip replacements, one stop shops and mobile cataract units are just some of the ways NHS staff are helping hundreds of thousands of patients receive faster care. Despite pressure on various fronts, treating COVID-19 patients and increasing numbers of emergency patients, the NHS has carried out an additional 230,000 vital diagnostic tests through one […]

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NHS to invest millions to keep experienced midwives as mentors for next generation

Midwives with years of service will be encouraged to support the next generation of maternity staff, the NHS announced today. The £8 million scheme could see experienced midwifery professionals act as mentors for new or returning midwives, with newly created positions across maternity units nationwide, England’s Chief Midwife said today. These new positions would see […]

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High street pharmacies help people stub out smoking

Every pharmacy in England will be able to offer stop smoking support to patients when they are discharged from hospital from this week, the NHS announced today. From tomorrow, and to mark National No Smoking Day, NHS help to kick the habit will be available in every local pharmacy which signs up to offer the […]

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