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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 […]
Expert rapid response teams will be on hand within two hours to help support older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions, under new plans outlined by the NHS today. Local health service and council teams will begin the roll out of Urgent Community Response teams from April, as part of the […]
Headache and migraine sufferers will benefit from better diagnosis and care as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve local health services, avoiding up to 16,500 emergency hospital admissions every year. Health chiefs and other experts believe that the greater use of ‘headache diaries’ and fast access to specialist advice for family doctors […]
Top doctors from the NHS and St John Ambulance have teamed up to urge revellers to stay safe during Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali celebrations, as new figures reveal thousands end up in hospital each year due to firework and bonfire injuries. According to figures from NHS Digital, there were almost 2,000 occasions of people […]
England’s top doctor has welcomed new polling showing that patients and the public support NHS proposals focussing on fast treatment for those who need it in A&E. A national survey commissioned by Healthwatch England found that an overwhelming majority of people placed a high priority on early initial assessment on arrival at A&E for everyone, […]