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The NHS will provide patients with hundreds of thousands more dental appointments, thanks to a £50 million funding injection. Funding will secure up to 350,000 additional dental appointments allowing people suffering from oral pain, disease, and infection to get the care they need, as services drive back to pre-pandemic levels. Children, people with learning disabilities, […]
People struggling to lose weight will now be offered help from their local high street pharmacy as part of the NHS’s radical action to tackle rising obesity levels and type 2 diabetes. Community pharmacy teams can now refer adults living with obesity, and other conditions, to the twelve-week online NHS weight management programme. People are […]
Jab cabs, booster buses and local initiatives including a walk-in clinic at V’s Punjabi Grill in Kent are helping to protect thousands of people from COVID as part of the NHS vaccination programme’s drive to increase uptake by making the vaccine as accessible for all as possible. The ‘jab cabs’ are taking people to vaccine […]
NHS National Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis said: “Even though the numbers are going in the right direction, NHS staff will have many tough months ahead as they continue to deliver patient care while managing competing demands. “While staff absences remain high and continue to increase in some parts of the country, it is good […]
People are being urged to Grab A Jab this week with a record number of walk-in sites available across the country, the NHS said today. The NHS is kick-starting a week of walk-ins with a record 1,800 sites now on the Grab A Jab website available for people to conveniently grab their life-saving jab this […]
The NHS has today (Monday) started to roll out booster vaccines to children aged 12 to 15 years old who are most at risk from coronavirus. Clinically at-risk 12 to 15 year-olds or those who live with someone who is immunosuppressed are entitled to their booster three months after their two primary doses, with those […]
More than four in five eligible adults aged 18 or over have now had their life-saving booster vaccine as the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, the biggest and fastest in health history, continues to protect the nation from the threat of Omicron. The NHS ramped up capacity last month to roll out booster jabs at unprecedented […]
Every eligible 16 and 17-year-old will be able to book their vital booster jab online from tomorrow (Monday) as the fastest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history continues to expand. Around 40,000 teens will be eligible for their top-up dose when the national booking service opens to them on Monday, with more able […]
Record number of NHS ambulance call outs for life-threatening conditions in December, despite jump in Omicron absences
NHS staff dealt with the highest ever number of life-threatening ambulance call outs last month, new figures show today. Ambulances responded to 82,000 category one calls in December, an average of one every 33 seconds and higher than any other month on record. In total, more than 66,000 NHS staff were off work each day […]
Over 1.2 million booster jab appointments are still up for grabs this week as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues at pace to protect the country against the virus. So far, more than half a million people (642,000) have booked in for a jab this week (Monday 10 January to Sunday 16 January). However, over […]