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NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens today joined nearly 22 million people in England who have received their first COVID-19 jab. Today marks another important milestone on the NHS vaccine rollout, with more than half of adults across England set to have had their first vaccination by the end of the day. Sir Simon, 54, […]
NHS England invites everyone aged 50 and over to be jabbed as NHS vaccination programme marks 100th day
While the whole of the NHS doubles down to urge everyone already invited to take up the offer, new invitations are now going out nationally to millions of people aged 50 to 54 in the latest stage of the programme, the biggest in NHS history and fastest in Europe. NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens […]
The NHS is texting millions of vulnerable people urging them to get a life-saving COVID jab as the vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, continues to accelerate. The messages are part of a renewed drive to protect those with underlying conditions such as diabetes and some forms of cancer. GPs have already been […]
NHS hospitals cared for more than one million patients without COVID while battling the peak of the winter wave of infections, new figures showed today. More than 100,000 patients seriously ill with the virus needed hospital admission for treatment in January, a third of all those who had been admitted, up to that point, since […]
Miniature cameras which patients can swallow to get checked for cancer are being trialled across the NHS. The imaging technology, in a capsule no bigger than a pill, can provide a diagnosis within hours. Known as a colon capsule endoscopy, the cameras are the latest NHS innovation to help patients access cancer checks at home. […]
The NHS will begin texting people today inviting them to book their life saving COVID jab, making it quicker and more convenient to get an appointment. Almost 400,000 people aged 55 and over and 40,000 unpaid carers will be the first to get a text alert inviting them to book a slot as part of […]
After the most challenging year in the history of the health service, the NHS is celebrating the vital role that hundreds of thousands of women have played in the pandemic effort across the NHS, on International Women’s Day. With more than three quarters of the 1.3 million members of NHS staff made up of women, […]
People aged 56 to 59 are being invited to book a life-saving COVID jab this week as the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, continues to gather pace. Letters to 850,000 people aged 56 to 59 began landing on doorsteps from yesterday (Saturday) with another 850k due to land tomorrow (Monday). The […]
Famous faces from the nation’s favourite cookery shows have joined forces with the NHS to tackle COVID vaccine hesitancy and boost uptake. Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain, Asma Khan from Netflix’s Chef’s Table and MasterChef’s Saliha Mahmood are all backing the vaccine drive focused on the British Bangladeshi community. Launching the campaign in […]
Nine out of 10 people aged 65 and over have now had their first COVID vaccine, NHS England announced today, as invites to those aged 60 to 63 began landing on doormats. The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in the health service’s history, has jabbed more than more than 17 million people in a matter […]