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More than 600,000 appointments for a lifesaving Covid jab were booked in just 48 hours after the NHS vaccination programme was opened up to people in their thirties. Those aged 38 and 39 have been able to arrange a jab through the National Booking Service since Thursday. Since then, 611,863 first and second dose appointments […]
Today the NHS in England marks another important milestone, as NHS Covid vaccination programme delivers more than 30 million first doses. England’s lead for the NHS vaccination programme, Dr Emily Lawson, Chief Commercial Officer for NHS England and Improvement, said: “The extraordinary success of the NHS COVID vaccination programme is not an accident but is […]
Hard working NHS staff saw a record number of people, who were referred for urgent cancer checks, in March, new figures have revealed today. Almost quarter of a million people with suspected cancer were seen as NHS services began to bounce back after the peak of the winter COVID-19 wave. More than 230,000 people were […]
The NHS has today announced a £160 million initiative to tackle waiting lists and develop a blueprint for elective recovery as early reports show the health service is recovering faster after the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Indicators suggest operations and other elective activity were already at four fifths of pre-pandemic levels in April, […]
The NHS COVID vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history and the most precise in the world, will open tomorrow (Thursday) to people in their thirties, with NHS.uk due to be updated at 7am. Those aged 38 and 39 are the first to qualify for a jab with around a million people being sent […]
Today the NHS in England marks another important milestone, delivering more than 45 million vaccinations. England’s lead for the NHS vaccination programme, Dr Emily Lawson, Chief Commercial Officer for NHS England and Improvement, said: “Thanks to the hard work of NHS teams, exceptional planning and targeted delivery, the NHS Covid vaccine programme has hit yet […]
NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has today praised the ‘extraordinary’ response of nurses and healthcare workers to COVID as the so-called ‘Nightingale effect’ sees thousands of new NHS recruits mark their first International Nurses Day. Sir Simon hailed the tireless work of nurses, healthcare support workers and assistants in caring for around 400,000 seriously ill […]
The NHS in England has confirmed that one third of adults in England have now had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Latest data shows that 14,871,208 people aged 18 and over had received their first and second dose of the jab with more than two thirds of adults having already had their first jab. […]
More than a million children and young people will have access to mental health support at school, as the NHS rapidly expands services to help deal with the huge disruption caused by coronavirus and lockdown. From this year, teams of experts are offering support to children experiencing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues. […]
A world-leading treatment that halves the risk of lung cancer patients suffering a return of the disease after undergoing treatment, is to be rolled out by NHS England. In a trial of the drug – the first of its kind – around nine out of ten patients treated, remained alive and disease-free after two years […]