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The NHS has started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups from today, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history moves to the next stage. In line with new advice set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Tuesday 14 September, the NHS vaccination […]
NHS England and NHS Improvement are bringing in Sir James Mackey to advise on elective recovery, it was announced today. Jim, the chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will spend two days a week supporting the national team to find new ways to address the elective backlog. He previously led NHS Improvement. His […]
NHS staff have delivered millions more tests and treatments this summer while hospitals cared for thousands more patients with COVID, according to new figures released today. There were 3.9 million diagnostic tests and 2.6 million patients started consultant-led treatment over June and July, compared with 2.7 million tests and 1.6 million treatments over the same […]
People seeking NHS help to lose weight during the pandemic are on average five pounds heavier than those starting the programme during the previous three years, new NHS research has revealed. Extra weight, gained as people lived through the COVID pandemic, means people are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study, published […]
New figures show 50% of all teens aged 16 and 17 have had their first COVID jab, just four weeks after the green light was given for this age group. More than 620,000 young adults aged 16 and 17 in England have now been jabbed as the fastest and largest vaccination programme in NHS history […]
The NHS COIVD vaccination programme has protected more than 700,000 people from ethnic minority backgrounds since rolling out the grab-a-jab campaign. An analysis of one grab-a-jab weekend in July found that 2 in 5 of the 80,000 walk-in doses administered were to people from ethnic minority groups, significantly more than the proportion in the wider […]
COVID jabs will be on the bill as the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest and most successful in health service history, sets up camp at Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend. The Bank Holiday initiative means music fans at the split site event will be able to pick up a jab as easily as a […]
Invitations to get a COVID vaccine are landing on the doormats of all 16 and 17 year olds from today, in a further effort to boost take-up in this age group, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history expands further. Over 360,000 people aged 16 and 17 have already had their […]
The new head of the NHS in England has today encouraged people with potential cancer symptoms to come forward for lifesaving checks. Ahead of a new campaign launching next week, NHS England chief executive, Amanda Pritchard said that the NHS is open and ready to treat people, and urged anyone with potential cancer symptoms to […]
Thousands of young people nearing their 18th birthday can book in for their life-saving COVID jab from today (Thursday). Teenagers within three months of turning 18 can now book their vaccine appointment online through the National Booking Service or by calling 119. Text messages will be sent to more than 100,000 eligible teens inviting them […]