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The NHS is encouraging pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine as new data shows that nearly 20 per cent of the most critically ill COVID patients are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated. Since July, one in five COVID patients receiving treatment through a special lung-bypass machine were expectant mums who have not […]
A same-day life-saving test to rule out a potentially fatal disease in pregnant women is being rolled out across the NHS. Known as placental growth factor (PLGF) testing, the new blood test is the first of its kind in the world to rule out pre-eclampsia – a life-threatening condition for both pregnant women and their […]
England’s Chief Nurse has today called on young people to become NHS Cadets and gain valuable experience of volunteering in health and care. The programme, launched last year, helps teenagers to develop the skills needed for an NHS career by volunteering in vaccine centres, supporting elderly people in the community and undertaking first aid training. […]
England’s top midwife is urging expectant mums to get the COVID-19 vaccine after new data shows the overwhelming majority of pregnant women hospitalised with the virus have not had a jab. The new figures, released today, also reveal that no pregnant women with both doses of the vaccine had been admitted to hospital. Since May, […]
Research teams at Oxford University who joined forces to fight coronavirus by developing a COVID vaccine in record time are among the winners of this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by Fuji Film. The awards, arranged by the NHS, are designed to recognise, and celebrate some of the biggest achievements in health and social care. […]
Every mum to be will be able to access their maternity records on their smart phones, England’s Chief Nurse announced today. Speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference, Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, said “bulky paper records would soon be banished” and pregnant women will be able to access information on their pregnancy at […]
Tens of thousands of pregnant women and new mums will receive support to prevent and treat incontinence and other pelvic floor issues, thanks to new clinics set up by the NHS. The new services will be initially rolled out in 14 areas of the country with up to 175,000 women set to benefit from the […]
Increased volunteering across the NHS and beyond can be a positive legacy of COVID, England’s top nurse said today, as new research showed that giving up time for the health service or other good causes can significantly boost quality of life. Speaking at the start of Volunteers Week, Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May […]
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 […]
Google searches for ‘ambulance jobs’ shoot up by 70 per cent as prime time TV viewers are gripped by the real-life emergencies paramedics and 999 call handlers are responding to, with the latest episode of Ambulance airing tonight. As the weekly BBC documentary series, which follows paramedics and call handlers from the London Ambulance Service, […]