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NHS Improvement, at the request of the Department for Health and Social Care, has commissioned an independent review into whistleblowing at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Respected NHS leader Christine Outram MBE, will undertake a rapid assessment of the handling and circumstances surrounding concerns raised in a letter that was sent in October 2018, to […]
The NHS has appointed the East of England’s first chief midwife to lead improvements in care for expectant mothers and their babies during the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. NHS England announced today that Wendy Matthews OBE Director of Nursing at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust has been appointed to the new role, […]
Expert rapid response teams will be on hand within two hours to help support older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions in the Norfolk and Waveney area, under new plans outlined by the NHS today. Local health service and council teams will begin the roll out of Urgent Community Response teams […]
NHS helps challenge gender stereotypes about men in nursing by supporting ‘My daddy is a nurse’ book launch
NHS helps challenge gender stereotypes about men in nursing by supporting ‘My daddy is a nurse’ book launch. A new children’s book about male nurses, aimed at four to seven year olds, has been released this week (22 January 2020). ‘My daddy is a nurse’ challenges the assumption that all nurses are women by showcasing […]
Hundreds of lives will be spared every year in England thanks to a more sensitive cervical screening test that has been rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. NHS experts said that there is “potential” to eliminate cervical cancer completely thanks to the change in the primary test within the NHS […]
Over 12,700 Patients referred to expert pharmacists in the East of England – avoiding unnecessary A&E trips and GP appointments
Over 12,700 patients in the East of England have been saved unnecessary trips to A&E or GPs by being given appointments at a local community pharmacist through NHS 111. Nationwide, over 114,000 patients have been referred in the ten weeks since the launch of the new appointments scheme, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced today. […]
People finishing the world leading NHS diabetes prevention programme in the East of England region have lost the equivalent weight of seven ambulances. Nationally, 89,604 people have now finished the programme, losing a combined weight of 185,051kg – which is equivalent to 43 ambulances. As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, the evidence-based lifestyle […]
As we approach the Christmas holiday season it’s important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole festive period. The NHS is reminding people in the East of England where and how they can access expert medical treatment over the Christmas and New Year holiday (Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December […]
England’s top doctor urges people to protect themselves and their families from flu over the coming week amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period.
England’s top doctor urges people to protect themselves and their families from flu over the coming week amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period. People are being urged to get their flu jab as there is an increased risk of flu while the country celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah and the New […]
Catherine Morgan, the current chief nurse for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed by NHS England and NHS Improvement as the new chief nurse for the East of England regional team. Catherine replaces Dr Lynne Wigens, who announced her retirement as chief nurse earlier in the year and will be […]