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The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID. The money, which is set out in the NHS Operational Planning Guidance published today, will also fund more support for […]
The country’s top doctor today urged everyone who is entitled to a COVID jab to come forward as new figures showed the NHS vaccination programme racked up record numbers of jabs last week. NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis called on anyone who qualifies for a jab, but has not yet received one, to […]
NHS England and NHS Improvement have today appointed Dr Timothy Ferris as Director of Transformation. Dr Ferris, who has served as a non-executive director of NHS Improvement for almost three years, is internationally renowned for his pioneering work on improving health and care in both hospital and community settings. He will lead the new Transformation […]
Autistic people will now be specifically included in an improved and expanded LeDeR programme to drive improvements in care, the NHS announced today. The move is part of changes to the learning from life and death reviews programme (LeDeR) which aims to make improvements to the lives of people with a learning disability. The NHS […]
Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely available steroid, has saved around one million lives worldwide since its discovery as an effective treatment for COVID-19 in a clinical trial in the NHS. New figures, published today, show that use of the drug has so far saved 22,000 lives in the UK and an estimated one million worldwide. […]
NHS staff delivered almost 100,000 COVID jabs in a single hour yesterday as ‘Super Saturday’ took the vaccine programme to new heights. A record 756,873 jabs were recorded across England, including 686,424 first doses to cap a bumper week. Nurses, doctors, pharmacists and countless others delivered 96,834 jabs between 11am and 12pm yesterday, an average […]
A record 636,219 COVID jabs were recorded in England yesterday capping off a bumper week which saw the highest number of doses delivered since the NHS vaccination programme began. Hard working NHS staff have delivered more than two and a half million doses over the past seven days, figures release today show. The Prime Minister […]
Women who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual assault are being urged to contact the NHS for support, as the number of people seeking help halved during the first lockdown. Following the death of Sarah Everard and the outpouring from women sharing their experiences of assault and harassment, both in the home and in public, […]
Patients will have better, more joined up care as Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), which require all parts of the NHS to work with each other and their partners, are rolled out across the country from next month. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens today confirmed that the final 13 areas, serving 14.9 million people, will […]
NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens today joined nearly 22 million people in England who have received their first COVID-19 jab. Today marks another important milestone on the NHS vaccine rollout, with more than half of adults across England set to have had their first vaccination by the end of the day. Sir Simon, 54, […]