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Hundreds of thousands of people asked to shield earlier this month are being invited for a COVID jab as the NHS vaccination programme gathers further momentum. Public health officials identified 1.7 million people who are at additional risk from coronavirus earlier this month, with around 600,000 now being invited to book a slot at a […]
More than 31,000 women will be offered kits to carry out smear tests in the privacy and convenience of their own homes in a trial, NHS England has announced. The swab tests will be posted to women or given out by a GP to increase take-up of screening for the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV), which […]
The NHS is supporting staff who have pushed their minds and bodies to the limit over the last year to look after their mental health, as 40 dedicated support hubs are set to open across the country. As part of the health service response to this pressure, staff will be offered access to evidence-based mental […]
NHS England and NHS Improvement is deeply saddened to hear that Dr Clifford Mann OBE, NHS National Clinical Advisor for Accident and Emergency Care, has passed away. Dr Mann joined NHS England and NHS Improvement in 2016 following several years as President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. During his time in senior national […]
“Full steam ahead” for NHS vaccination programme as two-thirds of 65-69 year olds already vaccinated
Over two thirds of people aged between 65 and 69 have now had their first COVID vaccination, after invites went out a week ago, with people aged 64 also set to be called forward this week, NHS England has announced. Anyone aged 65 to 69 who has not been vaccinated is now being urged to […]
A London-based GP is taking the fight against vaccine hesitancy into her own hands by phoning every patient from her surgery who has been offered but not yet accepted their jab, as part of the NHS’ battle against vaccine hesitancy. Dr Farzana Hussain, GP at the Project Surgery in East London, kicked off her drive […]
Issued at 8.40am on Monday 15 February 2021. Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9am on 15 February 2021 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
The head of the NHS today praised staff as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase, with people aged 65 and over together with an expanded group of clinically vulnerable people now receiving the life-saving COVID jab. Over one million people aged 65 and over have now been invited to book a vaccination, with […]
NHS staff will begin vaccinating people aged 65 to 69 and those who are clinically vulnerable against COVID from tomorrow (Monday) with over one million people already invited to book a jab. Almost 1.2 million letters were due to land on doorsteps by yesterday (Saturday) asking people to log on to the national booking service […]
Issued at 8.05am on Friday 12 February 2021 There is a 95% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 9am on Friday 12 February and 9am on Monday 15 February in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well […]