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NHS staff are continuing to increase the amount of non-urgent care provided to patients, despite experiencing the busiest September on record, new figures show today. Major A&Es treated over 1.39 million people during September – the highest ever for the month and all while staff cared for thousands of COVID patients. The new figures, published […]
Leading clinicians from across the health service have been appointed to new national clinical roles to help lead action on post-COVID challenges facing patients and staff. The five new clinical leads – covering urgent and emergency care, elective care and long COVID – will provide expert advice to the NHS Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thousands of ambulance crews across the country will be provided with body cameras as part of an NHS crackdown to reduce attacks on staff. The introduction of the cameras comes alongside data that 3,569 ambulance staff were physically assaulted by the public last year – 30% more than five years ago. Following successful trials in […]
Patients, clinicians and the public have welcomed proposals for a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care. The updated standards aim to capture what matters clinically to patients, end hidden waits and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The proposed bundle of 10 measures takes account of changes in the way that urgent and emergency […]
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 country’s top trauma doctor is reminding people the NHS is there for them if they need it over the Easter break. Easter bank holiday weekend traditionally sees people tackle DIY projects and data shows there were more than 5,000 hospital admissions last year for drill and power tool injuries, an increase of 200, compared […]
Patients, clinicians and the public are being invited to give their views on a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care. The updated standards aim to capture what matters clinically and to patients, end hidden waits and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. This is the next stage in a developmental process first initiated in […]
Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) 31 October 2020, NHS Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, said: “Daily hospital COVID admissions are now higher than on 23 March when the Prime Minister announced the first national lockdown. “NHS doctors and nurses in many areas of England – including Liverpool, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire – […]