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NHS staff have delivered millions more tests and treatments this summer while hospitals cared for thousands more patients with COVID, according to new figures released today. There were 3.9 million diagnostic tests and 2.6 million patients started consultant-led treatment over June and July, compared with 2.7 million tests and 1.6 million treatments over the same […]
People seeking NHS help to lose weight during the pandemic are on average five pounds heavier than those starting the programme during the previous three years, new NHS research has revealed. Extra weight, gained as people lived through the COVID pandemic, means people are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study, published […]
National treasure and cancer survivor Stephen Fry is backing an NHS campaign encouraging people with potential cancer symptoms to come forward for lifesaving checks. In a new film being released today (3 September) as part of the NHS ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign, supported by Public Health England, Stephen Fry talks about being ‘stunned’ to […]
New figures show 50% of all teens aged 16 and 17 have had their first COVID jab, just four weeks after the green light was given for this age group. More than 620,000 young adults aged 16 and 17 in England have now been jabbed as the fastest and largest vaccination programme in NHS history […]
A new drug to lower cholesterol will be made available to hundreds of thousands of NHS patients, thanks to a world-leading deal announced by the head of the health service today. The revolutionary new treatment, Inclisiran, is delivered as an injection twice a year and can be used alongside statins, adding to the options available […]
Genetic testing on the NHS will spot a rare form of diabetes in thousands of people unaware they are living with the disease, alongside a new training scheme for staff. The test being rolled out across England can also spot whether people have passed the affected gene on to their children, while the health service […]
The NHS COIVD vaccination programme has protected more than 700,000 people from ethnic minority backgrounds since rolling out the grab-a-jab campaign. An analysis of one grab-a-jab weekend in July found that 2 in 5 of the 80,000 walk-in doses administered were to people from ethnic minority groups, significantly more than the proportion in the wider […]
COVID jabs will be on the bill as the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest and most successful in health service history, sets up camp at Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend. The Bank Holiday initiative means music fans at the split site event will be able to pick up a jab as easily as a […]
Infection risk when using FFP3 respirators with valves or Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) during surgical and invasive procedures
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the infection risk when using FFP3 respirators with valves or Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PARPs) during surgical and invasive procedures. National Patient Safety Alert – Infection risk when using FFP3 respirators with valves or Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) during surgical and invasive procedures About this […]
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the elimination of bottles of liquefied phenol 80%. The alert has been issued by the NHS England and NHS Improvement National Patient Safety Team, British Orthopaedic Association, The Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland, and Royal College of Podiatry. National Patient Safety Alert – Elimination […]