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Issued at 8.47am on Thursday 13 February 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9.00am Thursday 13 February until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
The director of the NHS response to the coronavirus outbreak has announced that Steve Walsh has been discharged from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, having made a full recovery. Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director, said: “I’m pleased to say that – following two negative tests for coronavirus, twenty-four hours apart – […]
England’s most senior nurse has appointed the lead on health and wellbeing for Chelsea Pensioners as her advisor on improving support for care home nurses. Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE will provide the chief nursing officer for England, Ruth May, with expert advice from those nurses working to deliver the high-quality clinical care for people living […]
Issued at 8.57am on Tuesday 11 February 2020 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and snow between 9.00am on Tuesday 11 February and 3.00pm on Thursday 13 February in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out […]
England’s most senior nurse has called on NHS organisations to boost the number of nursing apprenticeships they offer to local people, to help deliver the health service’s Long Term Plan to improve patient care. Almost 1,800 new nursing apprentices have already started their training over the last couple of years – but NHS chiefs want […]
The director of the NHS’ response to the coronavirus outbreak has reminded people concerned about infection to call NHS 111 for advice. The intervention from Professor Keith Willett follows inaccurate reports that the third patient in the UK to be confirmed as having the virus had gone to A&E for help. The NHS has today […]
Speaking at an event on fake news tonight, the chief executive of the NHS will warn about the impact of ‘fake news’ on people’s health. In the Oxford Conversation, at the Sheldonian Theatre, Sir Simon Stevens will warn that the proliferation of inaccurate and often deliberately misleading health information available online, often through the booming […]
The NHS updates nationally commissioned services every few years. In 2016 NHS England put in place a new service specification for gender identity development services for children and young people and committed to conducting a review of this specification and associated policies for 2020. Gender identity development services help to support young people and their […]
NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has today announced the NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate “health emergency” this year, helping prevent illness, reducing pressure on A&Es, and saving tens of thousands of lives. The initiative follows the launch of the Climate Assembly UK this week, which is discussing how the […]
Expert rapid response teams will be on hand within two hours to help support older people to remain well at home and avoid hospital admissions, under new plans outlined by the NHS today. Local health service and council teams will begin the roll out of Urgent Community Response teams from April, as part of the […]