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As England prepare for the Euro 2020 final the country’s top doctor has urged everyone to “be a team player” and get their NHS COVID vaccination. The number of people who have received at least one jab could fill Wembley Stadium, which will host the game against Italy, more than 425 times over. The NHS […]
The number of people waiting longer than 18 and 52 weeks to begin non-urgent treatment has fallen significantly despite record numbers of people attending A&E in June, NHS figures today reveal. Patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for elective care dropped by more than 80,000 while those waiting more than a year fell by 50,000 […]
Mental health phonelines run by the NHS have answered around three million calls during the pandemic. The dedicated 24/7 NHS mental health crisis helplines were fast-tracked to open a year ago so everyone could get rapid care they need without having to go to A&E. Most of the callers are able to receive treatment over […]
Research teams at Oxford University who joined forces to fight coronavirus by developing a COVID vaccine in record time are among the winners of this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by Fuji Film. The awards, arranged by the NHS, are designed to recognise, and celebrate some of the biggest achievements in health and social care. […]
Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive, speaking at a special service of commemoration and thanksgiving held at St Paul’s Cathedral today (Monday 5 July), the anniversary of the health service’s foundation, said: Here in St Paul’s, we are reminded of extraordinary lives. Here are the tombs and memorials of Nelson and Wellington, Florence Nightingale and Alexander […]
The country’s top nurse, most senior doctor and the leader of other health professionals have issued a joint call for people to consider joining the NHS, as health chiefs gather to mark a year like no other, on the 73rd anniversary of the service’s foundation. Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May, NHS national medical director Professor […]
Sir Simon Stevens today hailed the “skill and compassion and the fortitude” of health service staff as the NHS was awarded the George Cross for 73 years dedicated service and the response to COVID by Her Majesty the Queen. Welcoming the “unprecedented” honour, bestowed collectively for only the third time, Sir Simon said that the […]
The Wembley arch, Liverpool’s Liver building, Salisbury Cathedral and vaccination centres across England are among dozens of sites set to be lit up blue today, to mark the anniversary of the founding of the NHS and the huge contribution of health service staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as events are held across […]
NHS staff who were on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19 will be at the heart of a special service of commemoration and thanksgiving to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday 5 July, the anniversary of the health service’s foundation. Dr Ashley Price, a member of the team who treated the very […]
The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, has delivered life-saving jabs to half of all adults in England aged under 30. More than 4.2 million people aged 18 to 29 have received a jab just three weeks after the programme was opened to those in their twenties. The new figures come as […]