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Anyone aged 65 to 69 who has not been vaccinated is now being urged to respond to their recent invite to get their life-saving coronavirus vaccine at one of the more than 30 vaccination centres and 17 pharmacy-led sites across the east of England. Due to the continued success of the programme and the availability […]
Celebrities Join Forces With NHS and Public Health England to Encourage Cancer Checks in the east of England
Sir Andrew Strauss, the ex-England cricket captain who lost his wife to lung cancer, has backed an NHS and Public Health England campaign urging people to get checked if they test negative for Covid-19 but have a persistent cough. Sir Andrew has joined television presenter Gaby Roslin, who lost her mother to lung cancer, and […]
The NHS is working with two mums who had breast cancer and have combined their skills as an NHS nurse and an arts teacher to create colourful “flashcards” to help families talk about cancer. Nicola Owen and Jennifer Pope, both now living with secondary cancers, devised the bright set of cards which include games to […]
Catherine Morgan, chief nurse for the East of England for NHS England and NHS Improvement, has been appointed an OBE for services to Nursing in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for 2021. Formerly chief nurse for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Catherine joined NHS England and NHS Improvement as Chief Nurse […]
Publication of an independent investigation into the care and treatment of a mental health service user James in Essex
Findings are published today of an independent investigation into the care and treatment of a mental health service user, James in Essex. Sincerest sympathies are offered to all the people who have been affected by this tragic event. James had a diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorder due to the use of alcohol, paranoid schizophrenia […]
MPs and NHS leaders in the east of England have joined forces to honour health and care staff who have helped to improve treatment for patients in the regional round of the NHS Parliamentary Awards, announced today. Those recognised in nine categories, which range from Excellence in Primary Care to the Lifetime Achievement Award, include […]
People with persistent tummy troubles in the east of England, including diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort in the tummy area, are being urged to get checked for cancer as part of the NHS and Public Health England’s ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign. TV adverts and social media posts in the east of England will urge people […]
From virtual hospitals to leading nurses, East of England NHS stars shine brightly in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours
This year frontline workers and community champions dominated the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, which was deferred from June this year to recognise the achievements and dedication of those involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspirational NHS staff in the East of England were recognised for their service with our region’s nursing staff […]
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust will receive enhanced support to improve its services, following a decision to place the trust into special measures for quality reasons. The trust will be supported with the appointment of an improvement director, the facilitation of a tailored ‘Freedom to Speak Up’ support package, the arrangement […]
Findings are published today of an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the care and treatment of Mr P, a mental health service user in Essex. Sincerest sympathies are offered to all the people who have been affected by this tragic event. Mr P killed Mrs H and Mr F at his mother’s address in […]