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A longstanding health leader and advocate on inequalities has been chosen to head up the health service’s major new work programme into the impact of race and ethnicity on people’s health, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced today at NHS England and NHS Improvement’s public board meeting. Following open advertisement, Marie Gabriel CBE […]
People who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes will be fast-tracked into the flagship Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention programme, Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Rapid access to the programme will be rolled out from tomorrow following research that revealed those living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of […]
The NHS has launched a new scheme to encourage hundreds more doctors to return to general practice by offering help towards the costs of caring for children or family members. Qualified GPs who are interested in coming back to the NHS or joining from overseas will now able to access financial support worth up to […]
The NHS has today called on local NHS organisations across the country to become learning disability ‘Exemplars’ to help drive forward improvements in care putting the health of people with a learning disability firmly on the agenda. The call comes as the fourth annual learning disability review and action report are published. Most recent data […]
Tens of thousands of people who are suffering long-term effects of coronavirus will benefit from a revolutionary on-demand recovery service, the head of the NHS has announced today. Nurses and physiotherapists will be on hand to reply to patients’ needs either online or over the phone as part of the service. The new ‘Your COVID […]
The NHS and St John Ambulance are joining forces for the NHS’ anniversary to recruit and train thousands of ‘NHS cadets’. The cadets will help to improve care for patients while offering a route into health service employment for up to 10,000 young people. The £6 million programme funded equally by NHS England and the […]
A fitness tool backed by the NHS has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of people seeking to get in shape during lockdown. New figures show that downloads of Public Health England’s ‘Couch to 5k’ app skyrocketed over the last three months. From March until the end of June, there were almost one million downloads […]
NHS patients in England will be some of the first people in Europe to benefit from a new “truly life-transforming” treatment for cystic fibrosis, health service chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced today. Three in five patients with the deadly genetic condition could benefit from the ‘triple combination’ treatment produced by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. This […]
Issued at 8.16am on Saturday 27 June 2020 Temperatures are not expected to reach heatwave threshold values until further notice. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.
Powerful and personal portraits of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff who responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, captured by acclaimed photographer Rankin, have been unveiled today to celebrate the NHS birthday. In a mark of respect and thanks to the NHS, the renowned photographer, who has previously shot the Rolling Stones, Kate Moss and the […]