Long term conditions

New NHS programme to find and cure hidden Hepatitis C

Thousands more people will get potentially life-saving treatment for Hepatitis C thanks to a new NHS screening pilot – driving forward the NHS ambition to eliminate the virus by 2030. The new scheme, which will begin next month, could help up to 80,000 people unknowingly living with Hep C to get a life-saving diagnosis and […]

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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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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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Booster bookings open to hundreds of thousands of severely immunosuppressed adults

People aged 16 and over who are severely immunosuppressed can book their booster online from today (Monday 31 January). The online booking system has been updated to allow booster bookings for severely immunosuppressed people. There are around 400,000 people who are severely immunosuppressed who are eligible for a fourth jab  – at least three months […]

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