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The NHS in the North West has hit a huge milestone by delivering more than 10 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in ten months, latest figures show. The landmark number includes tens of thousands of top up doses already given to eligible people in the region since the booster programme launched just over two […]
The NHS in the North West has started to roll out the Covid-19 jab to young people aged 12 to 15, as part of the biggest vaccination drive in health service history. Healthy 12 to 15 year olds are eligible for one dose of the Pfizer vaccine following the government’s acceptance of the UK Chief Medical […]
Young people across the North West have been sharing their stories about getting life back to normal after having the Covid-19 vaccine. In a series of short video clips for an NHS social media campaign being launched today – #BackToLifeNW – people in their teens and twenties who have had at least one dose of […]
North West Innovation Fund – apply now! Applications are now open to the £80,000 North West Greener NHS Innovation Fund, which will provide grant funding for one-off pilot projects that ascertain whether an innovation can achieve intended outcomes including carbon reduction. The successful bids being awarded between £2,500 and £10,000 to develop their project. This […]
Tens of thousands of the most vulnerable people across the North West are still at risk from Covid-19, according to the regional lead for the vaccine programme. While 83% of people in JCVI cohort 6 – those aged 16 to 65 with a long term health condition, a learning disability and carers – have received […]
Three NHS initiatives from the North West were honoured for their work during a ceremony opened by the Prime Minister to recognise, and celebrate, some of the biggest achievements in health and social care today. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust’s Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network, Mersey Care NHS FT’s Life […]
NHS England and NHS Improvement is delighted to announce that Dr Amanda Doyle, current Chief Officer of Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS, has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the North West. Amanda will replace Bill McCarthy, who retires as Regional Director at the end of July. As a GP who has spent […]
As the largest ever NHS vaccination programme enters its last lap the North West Regional Director of Commissioning has encouraged local residents to come forward for their first jab and remember to get their second dose, which she called “vital and lifesaving”. The plea comes as people aged 40 and over are now able to […]
“If you need them to explain everything on the vaccine label, they will do that” – two young women speak out about why they decided to say yes to the Covid vaccine
Two young women, who this week will be able to book their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccination have opened up about why they will be booking their appointments as soon as they are eligible. Elizabeth Alogba, 26 and Gode Bolefo, 29 both initially had questions about the vaccine and heard similar queries from within […]
Seven community pharmacy Covid-19 vaccination sites have opened this week across the North West, as the region reaches 6 million doses of vaccine given and the country hits 30 million first doses. The additional sites will improve access to the vaccination programme with a number of them hosted in community, religious and spiritual venues including […]