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Tens of thousands of people who are suffering long-term effects of coronavirus will benefit from a revolutionary on-demand recovery service, the head of the NHS has announced today. Nurses and physiotherapists will be on hand to reply to patients’ needs either online or over the phone as part of the service. The new ‘Your COVID […]
The NHS and St John Ambulance are joining forces for the NHS’ anniversary to recruit and train thousands of ‘NHS cadets’. The cadets will help to improve care for patients while offering a route into health service employment for up to 10,000 young people. The £6 million programme funded equally by NHS England and the […]
A fitness tool backed by the NHS has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of people seeking to get in shape during lockdown. New figures show that downloads of Public Health England’s ‘Couch to 5k’ app skyrocketed over the last three months. From March until the end of June, there were almost one million downloads […]
NHS patients in England will be some of the first people in Europe to benefit from a new “truly life-transforming” treatment for cystic fibrosis, health service chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced today. Three in five patients with the deadly genetic condition could benefit from the ‘triple combination’ treatment produced by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. This […]
Issued at 8.16am on Saturday 27 June 2020 Temperatures are not expected to reach heatwave threshold values until further notice. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.
Powerful and personal portraits of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff who responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, captured by acclaimed photographer Rankin, have been unveiled today to celebrate the NHS birthday. In a mark of respect and thanks to the NHS, the renowned photographer, who has previously shot the Rolling Stones, Kate Moss and the […]
The NHS is rolling out additional support for pregnant Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) women, as new research shows heightened risks facing women from minority groups. Analysis out today shows Black pregnant women are eight times more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19, while Asian women are four times as likely. Urgent […]
Issued at 9.04am on Thursday 25 June 2020 There is a 90% probability of heat-health criteria being met between 8am on Thursday and 9am on Friday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the weather […]
NHS colleagues from across the country are being invited to enjoy an unprecedented online celebration of the LGBT+ community this Friday evening. To mark the time of year when thousands of people would ordinarily be gearing up for Pride season, the highlight of the LGBT+ calendar, NHS England is hosting its first-ever ‘Virtual Pride’ to […]
Issued at 8.41am on Wednesday 24 June 2020 There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 9.00am on Wednesday and 9.00pm on Friday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the […]