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NHS England has issued an update on the industrial action by junior doctors that is taking place today (Tuesday 12th January). NHS trusts have reported today that 39% of junior doctors (out of a possible 26,000) have reported for duty on the day shift. Combining junior doctors, other doctors and consultants, the data shows 71% […]
NHS England statement in advance of industrial action on Tuesday 12 January and Wednesday 13 January
NHS England says that everything possible is being done to ensure the provision of safe emergency care and to minimise the impact on patients. But it expresses regret that thousands of planned procedures would have to be rearranged and that people would have to wait longer for treatment as a result. Anne Rainsberry, the NHS […]
Sir Bruce Keogh, Jane Cummings and Dr Bob Winter send a personal message to frontline staff about Ebola
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director; Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer; and Dr Bob Winter, National Clinical Director for Emergency Preparedness have published an important personal message to frontline staff reminding them of the need to be mindful and vigilant of Ebola when patients present to NHS services. Read the message here.
A series of posters to inform NHS staff about Ebola are being distributed to all GP surgeries, A & E departments and pharmacies. Posters will also be available in NHS premises to inform the public. Here is the public facing poster: A3 poster for the public electronic version
See the gov.uk website for the latest information and updates on the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Ebola update: Chief Medical Officer advice on UK screening International call for assistance to combat Ebola from the governments of Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom Sir Bruce Keogh and Dr Bob Winter send a personal message […]
Public Health England along with the Department of Health and NHS England have today published the Annual Flu Plan and Letter for 2014/15. The Plan will aid the development of robust and flexible operational plans by local organisations and emergency planners within the NHS and local government. It provides the public and healthcare professionals with […]
As the NHS approaches its busiest time of year, NHS England are encouraging staff to take steps to protect individuals in their care as well as protecting themselves, their colleagues and family by getting a flu jab. NHS Employers are leading on the national staff flu vaccination campaign and we support them in encouraging all […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) and the Department of Health (DH) have today published further information on implementing the arrangements for emergency preparedness, resilience and response, including the establishment of local health resilience partnerships (LHRP) while maintaining current resilience arrangements. Full details are available on the Department of Health’s website.
New arrangements for local health emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) will commence from 1 April 2013 as part of changes the Health and Social Care Act 2012 makes to the health system. A key feature of the new arrangements is the formation of Local Health Resilience Partnerships (LHRPs). The Department of Health (DH) has […]
This letter from Lyn Simpson Director – NHS Operations on behalf of Ian Dalton, Chief Operating Officer NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) sets out expectations for maintaining NHS resilience going forward. The letter provides direction to SHA and PCT cluster chief executives as well as NHS CBA Regional Directors of how resilience to respond […]