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The NHS in England has seen a huge jump in the number of people coming forward for a COVID jab since launching its plan to tackle vaccine hesitancy. There has been an increase of more than a fifth among adults under 45 who would definitely get their vaccine according to a new study, which surveyed […]
Thousands of ambulance crews across the country will be provided with body cameras as part of an NHS crackdown to reduce attacks on staff. The introduction of the cameras comes alongside data that 3,569 ambulance staff were physically assaulted by the public last year – 30% more than five years ago. Following successful trials in […]
Issued at 6.34am on Tuesday 1 June 2021 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.
A five-month old baby has become the first patient to receive a potentially life-saving drug on the NHS that can prevent paralysis and prolong the lives of children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Arthur Morgan, who was diagnosed with SMA earlier this month, received the one-off gene therapy at Evelina London Children’s Hospital on May […]
Increased volunteering across the NHS and beyond can be a positive legacy of COVID, England’s top nurse said today, as new research showed that giving up time for the health service or other good causes can significantly boost quality of life. Speaking at the start of Volunteers Week, Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May […]
The NHS COVID Vaccination Programme has jabbed more than half of people in their thirties in just over a fortnight, new figures have revealed. More than five million appointments have been made and 53% of people aged 30-39 have received at least one dose since the programme, the biggest in NHS history, began opening up […]
A potentially life threatening TikTok trend, involving tiny magnets that can be easily swallowed, has triggered the NHS to call for a ban. These tiny magnetic balls are widely sold as creative toys, with a recent TikTok craze seeing them used as fake facial piercings by teenagers. The viral prank sees people place two magnetic […]
NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has today joined the more than 20 million people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID after receiving both doses. Sir Simon, who received his second jab at Guy’s Hospital in London, praised the work and dedication of staff and volunteers in rolling out the NHS COVID vaccination […]
Patients, clinicians and the public have welcomed proposals for a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care. The updated standards aim to capture what matters clinically to patients, end hidden waits and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The proposed bundle of 10 measures takes account of changes in the way that urgent and emergency […]
The NHS COVID vaccination programme will today (Wednesday) open up to everyone in their thirties as the biggest and most successful vaccination drive in NHS history begins inviting people aged 30 and 31 years old. One million more people aged 30 and 31 will be invited by text over the coming days, leaving only adults […]