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Severely obese children and young people will receive intensive support in the coming months thanks to a pilot of 15 new specialist clinics set up by the NHS in England. One thousand children a year, who are aged between two and 18 and experiencing health complications related to severe obesity, will be supported to lose […]
More than one million 12 to 15-year-olds in England have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to visit hundreds of schools every week. So far, more than 3,500 schools have hosted clinics, while 95% of all schools have either already been visited or have a visit planned in the coming […]
It was a record week for the number of booster vaccines delivered with 2.1 million boosters delivered, compared to 1.7 million during the previous seven days. Alongside a record busting number of COVID-19 vaccine boosters given from Saturday 6 to Friday 12 November, more than 797,568 doses were booked in a single day as the […]
The NHS will set out the next steps for how primary care networks will work with partners across newly formed integrated care systems to meet the health needs of people in their local areas. NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard has asked Dr Claire Fuller, senior responsible officer of the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System, to […]
NHS 999 services had their busiest ever month in October as staff answered a record 1,012,143 calls, new figures have revealed today. Ambulance staff responded to more than 82,000 life threatening call-outs, an increase of more than 20,000 on the previous high for October in 2019 (61,561), as well as dealing with the surge in […]
More than one million booster jabs have been booked in the last three days as the NHS vaccination programme continues its drive to protect the most vulnerable from coronavirus this winter. Around 356,000 boosters were booked this morning alone (midnight to midday) – around nine times more than last Monday morning when 38,600 appointments were […]
NHS chief urges people to take up ‘evergreen’ vaccine offer as people of all ages come forward for first jab
The head of the NHS today urged anyone who has not had a COVID-19 jab to join the thousands flocking to take up the ‘evergreen’ offer every day as winter approaches. More than a half a million adults have come forward for a first dose since the beginning of September, an average of around 9,000 […]
The NHS will be inviting another three million people who will become eligible for their booster next week as the life-saving NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to protect those most at risk from the virus. For the first time, the NHS will be inviting those who had their second dose more than five months ago […]
COVID-19 booster vaccines have been delivered or booked in at every older adult care home in England where safe to do so, the NHS announced today. In just over six weeks since the rollout began, over 9,700 care homes have already been visited – almost nine in 10 – and a further 1,100 homes have […]
England’s top children’s doc is encouraging people to enjoy Bonfire Night and Diwali safely as the celebrations return following COVID restrictions last year. Professor Simon Kenny, paediatric surgeon and the NHS’s national clinical director for children and young people, is urging the public to be extra careful when handling fireworks or sparklers this winter, especially […]