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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. […]
The country’s top nurse, most senior doctor and the leader of other health professionals have issued a joint call for people to consider joining the NHS, as health chiefs gather to mark a year like no other, on the 73rd anniversary of the service’s foundation. Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May, NHS national medical director Professor […]
Sir Simon Stevens today hailed the “skill and compassion and the fortitude” of health service staff as the NHS was awarded the George Cross for 73 years dedicated service and the response to COVID by Her Majesty the Queen. Welcoming the “unprecedented” honour, bestowed collectively for only the third time, Sir Simon said that the […]
The NHS has appointed former Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield OBE to help transform the care of children and young people with a learning disability and autism. As the new independent chair of the Learning Disability and Autism Children and Young People’s Steering Group, Anne will champion the rights of children and young people to ensure […]
The NHS has boosted support for patients, their families and staff by recruiting 10,000 healthcare support workers (HCSWs) in the first three months of the year. The new staff will support the workforce and assist nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to perform health checks, update patient records, help patients wash, dress and move around, […]
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 […]
After the most challenging year in the history of the health service, the NHS is celebrating the vital role that hundreds of thousands of women have played in the pandemic effort across the NHS, on International Women’s Day. With more than three quarters of the 1.3 million members of NHS staff made up of women, […]
To mark the anniversary of the first confirmed COVID patients being treated by the NHS, Sir Simon Stevens today paid tribute to NHS staff for their “extraordinary work in a year like no other”. He today met the team who cared for the country’s first two confirmed COVID patients, who were admitted to the Royal […]
The country’s leading health and social care professionals have joined forces to urge their frontline colleagues to get the vital first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine over the coming weeks. A letter being circulated to all local NHS employers, councils and social care providers, calls on frontline workers who are eligible for the vaccine to do […]
Doctors and nurses working to combat Hepatitis C in the homeless during the pandemic, the team behind the UK’s first virtual reality lung rehabilitation programme launched this year and the research team working on the COVID-19 vaccine have all been recognised in the regional round of the NHS Parliamentary Awards, announced today. MPs and NHS […]