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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, […]
Hospitals, mental health and community trusts in England are set to receive a multi million-pound boost to help recruit thousands more nurses. With the NHS continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing all routine services back online and preparing for winter, England’s Chief Nursing Officer, Ruth May, has written to nurse leaders setting out […]
New figures out today show that there has been a huge increase in the number of new student nurses accepted onto courses in the two weeks since A-Level results. The increase follows an appeal by England’s chief nursing officer for more people of all ages to join the healthcare profession. UCAS figures show that there […]
England’s chief nurse has issued a rallying call to those receiving their A-Level results tomorrow to join the thousands of their peers who have already applied to study nursing this year. NHS staff including nurses have pulled out all the stops to treat over 100,000 COVID-19 patients as well as everyone else who needed care […]
The NHS is rolling out additional support for pregnant Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) women, as new research shows heightened risks facing women from minority groups. Analysis out today shows Black pregnant women are eight times more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19, while Asian women are four times as likely. Urgent […]