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Ambulance trusts in England will be given an extra £55 million to boost staff numbers ahead of winter, the NHS announced today. The funding will help the services to recruit more 999 call handlers, crews and clinicians to work in control rooms. It will also cover the recruitment and retention of liaison officers who manage […]
‘Skin snaps’ and rapid tests for same day diagnosis are among a package of measures to get more people checked for cancer, the NHS said today. The NHS is investing £20 million to speed up the rollout of these plans, so that thousands more people can get potentially lifesaving cancer checks. ‘Teledermatology’ is being used […]
Health MOTs at NHS vaccination services, pharmacies and clinics are set to save thousands of lives, the health service’s Chief Operating Officer announced today. Speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference, Amanda Pritchard set out how the health service will make ‘every contact count’ by rolling out opportunities for health checks at times when patients already […]
People aged 34 and 35 can book their life-saving COVID-19 jab from today (Thursday), as the biggest and fastest vaccination programme in NHS history continues rolling out to people in their thirties. More than one million more people will be eligible for a life-saving COVID-19 jab with NHS.UK due to update at 7am. Texts inviting people […]
Tens of thousands of iPads will be issued to ambulance crews across England so that patients get the right care faster, NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. The 30,000 devices will allow ambulance crews to send photographs from the scene of an accident so stroke specialists and other clinicians on standby in emergency […]
The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, continues its rollout to people in their thirties, opening to people aged 36 and 37 from tomorrow (Tuesday). More than a million more people will be eligible for a life-saving COVID-19 jab with nhs.uk due to update at 7am. Texts inviting people to book […]
Hard working NHS staff saw a record number of people, who were referred for urgent cancer checks, in March, new figures have revealed today. Almost quarter of a million people with suspected cancer were seen as NHS services began to bounce back after the peak of the winter COVID-19 wave. More than 230,000 people were […]
The NHS has today announced a £160 million initiative to tackle waiting lists and develop a blueprint for elective recovery as early reports show the health service is recovering faster after the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Indicators suggest operations and other elective activity were already at four fifths of pre-pandemic levels in April, […]
Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘COVID friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already benefitted from the treatment ‘swaps’ since April helping […]
The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID. The money, which is set out in the NHS Operational Planning Guidance published today, will also fund more support for […]