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The head of the NHS in England Sir Simon Stevens has marked Windrush Day 2020 by committing the NHS to drive further improvements in race equality across the health service. On the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, carrying migrants from the Caribbean to England, the NHS is marking the contribution of […]
An NHS scheme which has seen tens of thousands of people get a fast, safe, face-to-face appointment with a local pharmacist is accelerating as people start to return to normal life after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Almost a third of a million health checks have now taken place under the new scheme, the […]
Millions of patients across the country are set to continue to benefit from additional action to spot cancer early, joined up care for patients with chronic disease, extra NHS support for care homes residents and easier access to medication reviews thanks to additional investment in family doctors and their teams. Almost all GP practices in […]
Patients are being offered more convenient cancer treatment during the coronavirus pandemic, including chemotherapy buses and the fast track rollout of an innovative and life-saving type of radiotherapy. NHS England has today announced it is accelerating the use of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) which requires fewer doses than standard radiotherapy, cutting the number of hospital […]
New online tools for people living with diabetes are now available on the NHS to help people manage their condition during the coronavirus pandemic. Three new services will allow people to manage their condition online, with a range of online videos and training available on each app for children and adults. Recent findings show that […]
The following is a personal message from NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens, shared internally yesterday with all NHS England and NHS Improvement staff. Dear colleague, For the first time in many weeks something other than the coronavirus pandemic has dominated the news: Black Lives Matter. But these two moments are not disconnected. It is increasingly […]
NHS England’s Director of Workforce Race Equality is to lead a rapid programme of work to support black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff across London, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Yvonne Coghill will focus on the capital, which has the largest workforce diversity, to support NHS employers to make further positive changes for […]
Thousands of patients with cystic fibrosis and dozens recovering from coronavirus are being given devices and apps so that medics can monitor their condition remotely, as part of the NHS drive to give more people connected, supported, personalised care in their own homes. People with cystic fibrosis (CF) are among those classed as at extreme […]
NHS leaders are calling on all hospital trusts and other healthcare providers to ensure additional information and guidance around social distancing, hand hygiene and PPE measures are widely promoted and accessible to staff working at all levels within their organisation. This will involve looking at new and more effective ways to ensure those colleagues who […]
The Duchess of Cornwall hails volunteers ‘the backbone of our country’ as NHS Volunteer Responders reach 250,000 milestone at start of Volunteers’ Week
To mark Volunteers’ Week and in recognition of a milestone quarter of a million tasks having been carried out by NHS Volunteer Responders, Royal Voluntary Service President, The Duchess of Cornwall, has thanked volunteers across the country for the many acts of kindness they provide. The first week of June is traditionally Volunteers’ Week, when […]