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The NHS has boosted support for patients, their families and staff by recruiting 10,000 healthcare support workers (HCSWs) in the first three months of the year. The new staff will support the workforce and assist nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to perform health checks, update patient records, help patients wash, dress and move around, […]
Thousands of new, expectant or bereaved mothers will receive help and support for mental health problems through dozens of new dedicated hubs which are being set up across the country. The 26 new hubs will bring together maternity services, reproductive health and psychological therapy under one roof as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. […]
An injection that cuts the amount of time breast cancer patients spend in hospital from two and a half hours to as little as five minutes is being rolled out across the country by NHS England. Breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy will be offered a new combined treatment called PHESGO, which is injected and takes […]
A small, portable device that can zap away excruciating headaches is now available to anyone who needs it on the NHS. The gadget is held against the neck and delivers a low-level electric current to block pain signals, relieving pain from people suffering from ‘cluster’ headaches. NHS England is expanding the use of gammaCore after […]
The country’s top trauma doctor is reminding people the NHS is there for them if they need it over the Easter break. Easter bank holiday weekend traditionally sees people tackle DIY projects and data shows there were more than 5,000 hospital admissions last year for drill and power tool injuries, an increase of 200, compared […]
Issued at 10.48am on Thursday 1 April 2021. There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between midnight on Monday 5 April and midnight on Friday 9 April in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying […]
NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens has today urged anyone currently eligible for a COVID vaccination, who has not received one, to book an appointment without delay. The call came as new figures showed the NHS has jabbed more than 26 million people across England since the NHS made history by giving Maggie Keenan the […]
Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘COVID friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already benefitted from the treatment ‘swaps’ since April helping […]
The NHS in England has vaccinated more than 25 million people against COVID-19, with the number of people receiving their second dose reaching a new weekly high. Over 2.5 million people have now received their second jab, with more than one in three of those taking place just in the last week, when more than […]
The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID. The money, which is set out in the NHS Operational Planning Guidance published today, will also fund more support for […]