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Almost three million people (2,831,178) who are the most vulnerable to COVID have had their spring booster jab in the six weeks since the latest phase of the NHS COVID vaccination programme kicked off. The rapid rollout means that the NHS COVID vaccination programme, the biggest and fastest in health service history, has protected over […]
The NHS is rolling out a cutting-edge, life-saving COVID treatment from today, which is proven to save lives when given to the most seriously ill COVID patients in hospital. The RECOVERY trial carried out through the NHS found that 13% fewer severely ill patients died of COVID when treated with arthritis drug baricitinib compared to […]
A life-saving test that allows doctors to spot a rare form of eye cancer in babies in the womb is being rolled out by the NHS in England this week. Now, thanks to a new NHS test developed at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, babies identified as being at risk of developing retinoblastoma […]
Almost three million people were referred for cancer checks over the last 12 months – the highest year on record – up by over a tenth on the 2.4 million people referred before the pandemic. NHS cancer chiefs continue to urge people to come forward as the latest data shows that record numbers of people […]
Invitations will be arriving at the homes of more than one million families with five and six-year-olds this week, as the NHS continues to deliver the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in its history. Recent JCVI guidance recommended all children between 5 – 11 would benefit from a non-urgent offer of the COVID vaccine, […]
Margaret Keenan, the first person in the world to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine, has received her spring booster today. The 92 year old grandmother of four is one of two million people to get their spring booster in just four weeks since the latest phase of the biggest and fastest NHS vaccination programme began. […]
Hundreds of people have been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier through NHS mobile trucks, as part of the biggest programme to improve early lung cancer diagnosis in health service history. Thanks to NHS teams who are making it even easier for people to get a Lung MOT in travelling trucks visiting different areas across the […]
Gym managers, dance teachers and a chef are among thousands of people who signed up to be volunteer vaccinators during the pandemic and have chosen to start a new career in the NHS. NHS chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, has today welcomed news that well over 11,000 (11,483) people who joined the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme […]
Patients with Parkinson’s disease are being given life-changing smart watches that allow doctors to remotely assess their condition in a pioneering project to revolutionise NHS care. The cutting-edge gadget containing sensors, known as a Parkinson’s Kinetigraph (PKG), is worn around the clock for six days to monitor patients’ movements at home. The information it collects […]
Almost half a million jab appointments are up for grabs this weekend, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues over the Easter bank holiday weekend. NHS staff are gearing up to protect all those who are eligible with vaccines for the whole family available including 5 to 11 year olds, booster jabs for all adults […]