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NHS staff are continuing to increase the amount of non-urgent care provided to patients, despite experiencing the busiest September on record, new figures show today. Major A&Es treated over 1.39 million people during September – the highest ever for the month and all while staff cared for thousands of COVID patients. The new figures, published […]
The NHS is encouraging pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine as new data shows that nearly 20 per cent of the most critically ill COVID patients are pregnant women who have not been vaccinated. Since July, one in five COVID patients receiving treatment through a special lung-bypass machine were expectant mums who have not […]
More than two million top up COVID-19 jabs have been delivered in just three weeks, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to protect those most at risk from coronavirus. People have been quick to take up the offer of a life-saving COVID jab ahead of winter – with a total of 2.08 million top […]
The NHS has administered more than 850,000 vital top up jabs, as the biggest and most successful vaccination drive in health history continues. A total of 863,460 people have already had their top up jab, including boosters and some third doses, since the NHS launched its booster programme. More than a million people have already […]
The NHS is inviting over one million more people who are most at risk from COVID for their booster vaccine this week as the next phase of the NHS vaccination programme continues at pace. Since the national booking system opened up for bookings for boosters on Tuesday (21 Sept), almost 850,000 people have already booked […]
People aged 16 and 17 are able to book their COVID-19 jabs through the National Booking Service from today as the NHS vaccination programme pulls out all the stops to protect people ahead of winter. Almost three quarters of a million young people in England – around 60% – have already received their vaccine thanks […]
Margaret Keenan, the first person in the world to receive a Covid-19 jab outside of a clinical trial, received a booster shot today in the next phase of the NHS vaccination programme. The 91-year-old grandmother of four, who is known as Maggie, returned to University Hospital, Coventry to receive the top-up vaccination. May Parsons, who […]
Leading clinicians from across the health service have been appointed to new national clinical roles to help lead action on post-COVID challenges facing patients and staff. The five new clinical leads – covering urgent and emergency care, elective care and long COVID – will provide expert advice to the NHS Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, […]
The COVID vaccination programme, the biggest and most successful in health service history, has today started taking online and phone bookings from people invited for a booster jab. People who are more vulnerable to the virus are being invited to top up their protection ahead of winter six months or more after receiving their second […]
The NHS has started to roll out the COVID-19 jab to school children aged 12 to 15, as part of the biggest vaccination drive in health service history. Almost three million children in this age group are eligible for one dose of the Pfizer vaccine following the government’s acceptance of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ […]