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Maggie Keenan praises ‘incredible’ NHS for protecting millions against COVID and encourages everyone to get their second dose when called
Maggie Keenan, who made history when she became the first person in the world to receive an approved COVID-19 jab in December, has praised the hard work of “incredible” NHS staff in delivering the vaccination programme, during a Zoom call with NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens. On the call the 91-year-old grandmother of four […]
The first Moderna jabs will be delivered in England today (Tuesday) as the NHS vaccination programme reaches another milestone. More than 20 sites, including Reading’s Madejski Stadium and the Sheffield Arena, will initially use the newest vaccine, as the NHS continues to expand the vaccination programme. For those aged 18-29 who are eligible for a […]
Two leading Muslim figures working in the NHS have today joined other medical leaders and Islamic scholars in stressing that Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the NHS COVID vaccination. Imam Yunus Dudhwala, Head of Chaplaincy at Barts Health NHS Trust, and Dr Farzana Hussain, a senior GP, stressed that getting the jab does […]
The NHS has boosted support for patients, their families and staff by recruiting 10,000 healthcare support workers (HCSWs) in the first three months of the year. The new staff will support the workforce and assist nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to perform health checks, update patient records, help patients wash, dress and move around, […]
A small, portable device that can zap away excruciating headaches is now available to anyone who needs it on the NHS. The gadget is held against the neck and delivers a low-level electric current to block pain signals, relieving pain from people suffering from ‘cluster’ headaches. NHS England is expanding the use of gammaCore after […]
NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens has today urged anyone currently eligible for a COVID vaccination, who has not received one, to book an appointment without delay. The call came as new figures showed the NHS has jabbed more than 26 million people across England since the NHS made history by giving Maggie Keenan the […]
Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘COVID friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already benefitted from the treatment ‘swaps’ since April helping […]
The NHS in England has vaccinated more than 25 million people against COVID-19, with the number of people receiving their second dose reaching a new weekly high. Over 2.5 million people have now received their second jab, with more than one in three of those taking place just in the last week, when more than […]
The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID. The money, which is set out in the NHS Operational Planning Guidance published today, will also fund more support for […]
The country’s top doctor today urged everyone who is entitled to a COVID jab to come forward as new figures showed the NHS vaccination programme racked up record numbers of jabs last week. NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis called on anyone who qualifies for a jab, but has not yet received one, to […]