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Nearly 15,000 student nurses, midwives and medical students are poised to join frontline NHS teams as part of the nationwide coronavirus fightback. More than 12,000 second and final year nursing and midwifery students and 2,213 medical students have so far enrolled to provide care and support, with the first of these now beginning to take […]
Almost 5,000 former staff are now back on the NHS front line after coming out of retirement to support the coronavirus effort. The returning doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals in England are now helping to tackle the ‘unprecedented global health threat’. The 4,800 will be boosted shortly with another 10,300 returners having completed […]
New NHS Nightingale hospitals will be opened in Sunderland and Exeter to provide extra beds for patients with coronavirus symptoms if they are needed in the weeks ahead. Six days since announcing the development of NHS Nightingale hospitals in Bristol and Harrogate, NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens, has confirmed the additional sites in Devon […]
Healthcare professionals can now call on local volunteers to help people for support in their community. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers in England are now available for tasks, including collecting shopping and prescribed medicines; driving patients to medical appointments and home from hospital; making regular phone calls to people isolating at home and transporting medical […]
The NHS has launched a mental health hotline as part of a package of measures to support the NHS’ 1.4 million staff as they help people deal with the coronavirus. NHS staff will be able to call or text a free number staffed by thousands of specially trained volunteers, to receive support and advice for […]
New NHS Nightingale hospitals will be built in Bristol and Harrogate to provide hundreds of extra beds if local services need them during the peak of coronavirus in addition to those already in development in London, Manchester and Birmingham, NHS England is today announcing. NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens, will today confirm that sites […]
Deaths announced up to 1 April 2020 Date of death Total deaths Up to 10 March 2020 16 11 March 2020 6 12 March 2020 10 13 March 2020 15 14 March 2020 22 15 March 2020 27 16 March 2020 41 17 March 2020 38 18 March 2020 53 19 March 2020 50 20 […]
The NHS has enlisted easyJet and Virgin Atlantic to work alongside NHS clinicians at new Nightingale hospitals as part of the fight against coronavirus. The airlines are asking staff who have not been working since the COVID-19 pandemic grounded some planes to consider helping the thousands of doctors, nurses and other medics at the new […]
NHS volunteer responders: 250,000 target smashed with three quarters of a million committing to volunteer
The number of people committing to join the NHS Covid-19 effort is three times higher than initially targeted, the Royal Voluntary Service has today announced. The NHS Volunteer Responders recruitment initiative has recruited 750,000 people just two days after the target was increased after hitting its initial quarter of a million target within less than […]
People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service launched today. Daily texts will be sent by the NHS to new patients who register their Covid-19 symptoms and contact details with the 111 online service. The messages will check how people are, and ensure that […]