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The Duchess of Cornwall hails volunteers ‘the backbone of our country’ as NHS Volunteer Responders reach 250,000 milestone at start of Volunteers’ Week
To mark Volunteers’ Week and in recognition of a milestone quarter of a million tasks having been carried out by NHS Volunteer Responders, Royal Voluntary Service President, The Duchess of Cornwall, has thanked volunteers across the country for the many acts of kindness they provide. The first week of June is traditionally Volunteers’ Week, when […]
NHS England’s top doctor for children and young people’s mental health has urged parents to be alert to signs that children could be experiencing anxiety, distress or low mood as some pupils return to school on Monday (1 June). Lockdown will have increased pressure on many mums, dads and their children, with young people unable […]
NHS England and the NHS Confederation have today confirmed the creation of a new centre to investigate the impact of race and ethnicity on people’s health. The NHS Race and Health Observatory, which will be hosted by the NHS Confederation, will identify and tackle the specific health challenges facing people from BAME backgrounds. It comes amid significant […]
Thousands of people are set to benefit from enhanced community services to help them recover from the long term effects of coronavirus, the head of the NHS said yesterday, as the first new dedicated rehab hospital received its first patients. The NHS Seacole Centre at Headley Court, Surrey, named in honour of the pioneering nurse […]
NHS England and NHS Improvement has today welcomed the publication of updated risk assessment guidance which provides practical measures to advance the way risk assessments are carried out for BAME, at risk and other vulnerable staff groups working across the NHS. Risk assessments for staff, produced by NHS Employers, provides more detailed support to allow […]
Millions of patients have been getting expert support from family doctors from the comfort of their own homes while the NHS responds to COVID-19. Remote consultations are one way in which GP practices have changed the way they work to ensure people can get expert care and advice in a safe way throughout the COVID-19 […]
NHS leaders have today thanked and commended Muslim staff and key healthcare workers for serving on the frontline and in supporting roles whilst fasting during the month of Ramadan. The Covid-19 crisis has required sacrifices from all NHS staff, but Muslims and other faith communities have met additional challenges working without sustenance during working hours. […]
People living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19 with a third of deaths in England associated with the condition, according to new NHS research. The health service in England has called on people with diabetes to access help available to them, including a new dedicated helpline and online tools to […]
Health leaders have today set out a series of measures to help local hospitals plan to increase routine operations and treatment, while keeping the necessary capacity and capability to treat future coronavirus patients. Over the coming weeks patients who need important planned procedures – including surgery – will begin to be scheduled for that care, […]
The NHS is today urging anyone who thinks they or a loved one have symptoms of the killer condition not be put off seeking help because of coronavirus but to ‘act FAST’. NHS staff have worked hard to ensure anyone who needs stroke care can safely get it despite the biggest public health emergency in […]