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More than one million jab appointments were booked since the NHS vaccination programme opened for every adult in England. People rushed to book 1,008,472 appointments in just two days – an average of more than 21,000 every hour, or six every second – on Friday and Saturday. The figure does not include appointments made through […]
More than 700,000 life-saving COVID jabs were booked on the day that the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, was opened up to people aged 18 to 20. People rushed to make 721,469 appointments through the national booking service on Friday, more than 30,000 an hour or more than eight every second. […]
NHS England’s lead for the NHS vaccination programme, Dr Emily Lawson, said: “Thanks to the non-stop efforts of NHS staff and volunteers, four in five adults have now received their first vaccine and almost three in four have had both doses, a remarkable achievement in just over six months. “The biggest vaccination drive in history, […]
All adults can now book a life-saving COVID jab vaccine, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Everyone aged 18 and over is being urged to arrange a jab if they have not had one as the NHS COVID Vaccination Programme, the biggest in health service history, begins the final push to protect the […]
Every mum to be will be able to access their maternity records on their smart phones, England’s Chief Nurse announced today. Speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference, Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, said “bulky paper records would soon be banished” and pregnant women will be able to access information on their pregnancy at […]
England’s top doctor is sending out an army of volunteers to teach CPR after international footballer Christian Eriksen was saved by quick thinking medics during the Euro 2020 match at the weekend. Speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference on the day Denmark return to action in Euro 2020, England’s National Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, […]
Health MOTs at NHS vaccination services, pharmacies and clinics are set to save thousands of lives, the health service’s Chief Operating Officer announced today. Speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference, Amanda Pritchard set out how the health service will make ‘every contact count’ by rolling out opportunities for health checks at times when patients already […]
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued asking all providers that use piped medical air to eliminate the risk of inadvertently connecting patients to medical air via a flowmeter instead of oxygen. National Patient Safety Alert – Eliminating the risk of inadvertent connection to medical air via a flowmeter About this alert Air flowmeters […]
Around one million people aged 21 and 22 will begin to be called forward this morning to get the coronavirus vaccine, as the NHS COVID Vaccination Programme enters the final phase of the first dose roll-out. As the NHS works through the final cohorts, people aged 21 and 22 will now be able to book […]
An ‘artificial pancreas’ designed to revolutionise the life of people with Type 1 diabetes will be provided by the NHS, 100 years after the discovery of insulin, health service chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Speaking at NHS Confederation’s conference this morning, Sir Simon said that up to 1,000 patients will benefit from a […]