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Londoners urged to get essential vaccines despite Coronavirus outbreak

The NHS in London is urging people to attend all regular vaccination appointments to prevent outbreaks of serious diseases and reduce pressure on the health service. The NHS is continuing to help people to manage illness linked to coronavirus, but is still urging parents to bring children forward for lifesaving vaccinations to stop deadly diseases […]

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NHS warning to Londoners to seek help for cancer symptoms

Londoners are being urged not to hesitate to get checked as new national research revealed that nearly half of the public have concerns about seeking help during the coronavirus pandemic. One in 10 people would not contact their GP even if they had a lump or a new mole which did not go away after […]

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Stay safe during Ramadan

The NHS has issued a reminder to Muslims observing the Islamic holy month to avoid social gatherings because of the risk of coronavirus. Ramadan will be marked all over the world from Thursday 23 April with month-long fasting and observations of spiritual reflection set to end on Saturday 23 May. This is followed by Eid […]

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Information on NHS services in London over the Easter Bank Holiday

This Easter weekend, Londoners should stay at home in line with Government guidance. By staying at home, you will be helping to save lives and protect the NHS. If you do need medical help this weekend, please follow our advice: If you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms (high temperature and/or a new […]

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Barts Health to manage new Nightingale Hospital London

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) London region has asked Barts Health NHS Trust to oversee the new NHS Nightingale Hospital London alongside its existing group of hospitals. The specialist hospital based at the ExCeL conference centre in East London, will care for up to 3,500 people affected by COVID-19, and is due to accept […]

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Cancer Services In London During the Covid-19 Pandemic

A new approach to cancer care across the capital is being introduced to ensure patients get the lifesaving treatments they need during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cancer services across London are now being coordinated by a specialist ‘Cancer Hub’ led by The Royal Marsden and University College London Hospitals. The Hub will ensure NHS hospitals continue […]

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Cardiac surgery at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Two reports are today published by NHS Improvement that document historic care failings in the Cardiac Surgery Unit at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust between 2013 and 2018 and set out action taken to improve and ensure safe care. They are being considered at the public board meeting at the trust today. The […]

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NHS and voluntary sector boost partnership working in London over winter

The NHS and three voluntary sector organisations are boosting their partnership to support people in London this winter. This follows the success of last year’s collaboration which directly supported over 8,000 patients across the country. Whilst the NHS and voluntary sector maintain a close partnership all year round, this is increased during the winter months […]

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NHS first as chief midwife hired to improve maternity care in London

The NHS in London has appointed the region’s first chief midwife to lead improvements in care for women and families during the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. NHS England and Improvement announced today that Kate Brintworth would be the first to take on the new role in London. With over 120, 000 babies born […]

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Coronavirus public information update

The NHS in London and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The risk to the general public is moderate. […]

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