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The health and social care service’s most senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, as the first vaccine deliveries start to reach local employers this week. This comes alongside an expanded flu vaccination programme for both the public and frontline health and social […]
The NHS is today urging anyone who thinks they or a loved one have symptoms of the killer condition not be put off seeking help because of coronavirus but to ‘act FAST’. NHS staff have worked hard to ensure anyone who needs stroke care can safely get it despite the biggest public health emergency in […]
A top NHS expert, and Amazing Spaces television presenter George Clarke, have teamed up to issue three top tips to encourage people to stay safe and avoid DIY or gardening injuries over Easter weekend, whilst also stressing that the NHS is still open for those who do end up needing urgent and emergency care. The […]
Earlier today it was publicly confirmed that four patients transferred from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan had tested positive for coronavirus. These four people have now been transferred to three specialist NHS infection centres. Two patients are in the Royal Hallamshire in Sheffield, one is in the Royal in Liverpool and a fourth […]
Professor Keith Willett NHS strategic incident director, said: “The guests from Kents Hill Park Hotel are leaving today, and I’d like to thank them for the very responsible compliance they have shown during their time in self-isolation. “In the upcoming weeks, more of us may need to spend time at home to reduce the spread of […]
The NHS has started pilots of home testing for coronavirus where NHS staff, including nurses and paramedics, will visit people in their own homes rather than them having to travel. Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director for coronavirus said: “We have started to pilot home testing for coronavirus in London, which will be carried out […]
The last of the guests staying at Arrowe Park after returning from China have left the hospital, NHS England and NHS Improvement announced today. All but one of the patients being treated at other NHS Trusts have now been discharged after twice testing negative for coronavirus. More than 100 guests remain at the Kents Hill […]
NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens, said: “As our first group of guests leaves Arrowe Park Hospital, we want to thank them for the highly responsible, pragmatic and stoical way they have played their part in keeping both themselves and others safe. They have set an important example, recognising that over the coming weeks many […]
The director of the NHS response to the coronavirus outbreak has announced that Steve Walsh has been discharged from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, having made a full recovery. Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director, said: “I’m pleased to say that – following two negative tests for coronavirus, twenty-four hours apart – […]
The director of the NHS’ response to the coronavirus outbreak has reminded people concerned about infection to call NHS 111 for advice. The intervention from Professor Keith Willett follows inaccurate reports that the third patient in the UK to be confirmed as having the virus had gone to A&E for help. The NHS has today […]