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NHS England and NHS Improvement are bringing in Sir James Mackey to advise on elective recovery, it was announced today. Jim, the chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will spend two days a week supporting the national team to find new ways to address the elective backlog. He previously led NHS Improvement. His […]
NHS England has today announced the appointment of Tom Cahill as the national director for learning disability and autism. Tom, who has been chief executive of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust since 2009, will join NHS England to build on progress already made in providing people with a learning disability or autism with care […]
A major drive to boost the NHS workforce is underway this week as students receive their exam results. The head of the NHS today called on students considering their options to take up one of the thousands of places available at university for more than 900 NHS-related courses. Speaking at a hospital in Milton Keynes […]
England’s Chief Nurse has today called on young people to become NHS Cadets and gain valuable experience of volunteering in health and care. The programme, launched last year, helps teenagers to develop the skills needed for an NHS career by volunteering in vaccine centres, supporting elderly people in the community and undertaking first aid training. […]
NHS workforce more diverse than any point in its history, as health service commits to more action on representation
A first of its kind report looking into race equality among England’s doctors has found that the number from black and ethnic minority backgrounds working for the NHS is the highest on record. New data published as part of the inaugural Medical Workforce Race Equality Standard (MWRES) commissioned by NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens shows […]
Ambulance trusts in England will be given an extra £55 million to boost staff numbers ahead of winter, the NHS announced today. The funding will help the services to recruit more 999 call handlers, crews and clinicians to work in control rooms. It will also cover the recruitment and retention of liaison officers who manage […]
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 […]
Anne Longfield appointed by NHS to help transform care of children and young people with a learning disability and autism
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 […]