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The NHS is launching a renewed recruitment drive to capitalise on the ‘Nightingale effect’ as the health services contends with the second wave of COVID-19. The professionalism and dedication staff have shown throughout the pandemic has generated unprecedented interest in joining the NHS while the demands of contending with coronavirus, while keeping other services running, […]
Young people with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are to get rapid access to specialist NHS treatment across England. The NHS has announced that it will scale up an early intervention service to support young people in the early stages of eating disorders. The new NHS service to be rolled out in 18 […]
England’s most senior GP is encouraging people to be safe with private firework displays this Bonfire Night as the cancellation of public events is expected to spark an increase in shows at home. People across the country will be celebrating Bonfire Night and Diwali quite differently this year, with polling finding that more than a […]
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 – […]
The Sunday Times is running a story alleging that frail and elderly patients were denied care by clinicians in wave one of the coronavirus pandemic, in part because clinicians drafted a triage tool for use if the NHS was overwhelmed. The response from the NHS, along with the other professional bodies referenced in the Sunday […]
NHS encourages children and young people to seek help as new data shows rise in mental health problems
England’s top children and young people’s mental health doctor is encouraging youngsters to seek help if they need it, as NHS Digital’s new survey shows there has been a rise in mental health problems in children and young people during the pandemic. The survey shows one in six children and young people had a probable […]
NHS staff will get rapid access to expanded mental health services that are being rolled out across the country as part of efforts to deal with the second wave of coronavirus. NHS England and NHS Improvement will invest an extra £15 million to strengthen mental health support for nurses, paramedics, therapists, pharmacists, and support staff. […]
Celebs and lockdown heroes urge public to get cancer symptoms checked and attend routine appointments
Famous faces, including TV chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nadiya Hussein, and actress Emma Thompson are backing a major new campaign urging anyone concerned about cancer to get checked and to keep routine appointments, as new research found that even now, nearly half (48 per cent) of the public would delay or not seek medical help at […]
People suffering ‘long covid’ symptoms will be offered specialist help at clinics across England, the head of the NHS announced today. Respiratory consultants, physiotherapists, other specialists and GPs will all help assess, diagnose and treat thousands of sufferers who have reported symptoms ranging from breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress. Increasing medical evidence […]
The NHS is set to radically overhaul the way MRI, CT and other diagnostic services are delivered for patients, a major report to NHS England recommends today. Community diagnostic hubs or ‘one stop shops’ should be created across the country, away from hospitals, so that patients can receive life-saving checks close to their homes. The […]