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A life-changing drug that can improve mobility in children and adults with a rare genetic condition will be available on the NHS following a new commercial deal, chief executive Amanda Pritchard announced today. Risdiplam will be used to treat hundreds of patients a year with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic […]
Severely obese children and young people will receive intensive support in the coming months thanks to a pilot of 15 new specialist clinics set up by the NHS in England. One thousand children a year, who are aged between two and 18 and experiencing health complications related to severe obesity, will be supported to lose […]
England’s top children’s doc is encouraging people to enjoy Bonfire Night and Diwali safely as the celebrations return following COVID restrictions last year. Professor Simon Kenny, paediatric surgeon and the NHS’s national clinical director for children and young people, is urging the public to be extra careful when handling fireworks or sparklers this winter, especially […]
Parents will be able to book COVID-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children from the end of today (Friday) with appointments available as soon as tomorrow, the NHS has announced. People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate […]
People aged 16 and 17 are able to book their COVID-19 jabs through the National Booking Service from today as the NHS vaccination programme pulls out all the stops to protect people ahead of winter. Almost three quarters of a million young people in England – around 60% – have already received their vaccine thanks […]
The NHS has started to roll out the COVID-19 jab to school children aged 12 to 15, as part of the biggest vaccination drive in health service history. Almost three million children in this age group are eligible for one dose of the Pfizer vaccine following the government’s acceptance of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ […]
England’s top doctor is urging students who are not yet vaccinated to get their COVID jab in freshers’ week with dozens of universities setting up pop-up clinics and walk-in centres as the new academic year begins. As tens of thousands of young people head off to university this week, Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical […]
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 […]
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 […]
Children in England are set to be the first in the world to be offered a cure for hepatitis C, as part of NHS plans to eradicate the disease entirely. More than 100 children have been identified for treatment, with hundreds more set to benefit in the coming months and years. Those aged 3 to […]