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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 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 […]
A new drug to lower cholesterol will be made available to hundreds of thousands of NHS patients, thanks to a world-leading deal announced by the head of the health service today. The revolutionary new treatment, Inclisiran, is delivered as an injection twice a year and can be used alongside statins, adding to the options available […]
Thousands of lives will be saved thanks to more blood pressure checks in high street pharmacies, the NHS said today. Every NHS pharmacy in England will be able to provide the lifesaving checks to people aged 40 and over from October thanks to a new deal between pharmacies and the NHS. Over the next five […]
Thousands of cystic fibrosis patients in England have had their health drastically improved by a “miracle” treatment, allowing one to give birth to a baby, since the NHS made it available exactly one year ago today. In the past 12 months, NHS patients in England benefited from one of the fastest rollouts in the world […]
The NHS is continuing to make progress on non-urgent care despite experiencing one of its busiest summers ever, new figures show today. The number of patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for care has dropped by almost 25,000 while those waiting more than year fell by almost 32,000. Average waiting times for elective care is […]
Every patient who needs kidney dialysis will benefit from free transport to and from vital hospital appointments, the NHS in England announced today. New rules will also come into place to make it simpler for other patients to get free transport, including those with long term conditions and mobility problems. After a full public consultation […]
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 […]