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NHS staff deliver COVID jabs from more than 1,400 sites

NHS staff will be delivering life-saving COVID jabs at a network of more than 1,400 vaccinations sites when dozens more open their doors today. The milestone has been hit just seven weeks after Maggie Keenan, 91, became the first person in the world to be vaccinated against the virus outside of a trial at Coventry […]

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From virtual hospitals to leading nurses, East of England NHS stars shine brightly in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday HonoursThis link opens in a new tab

This year frontline workers and community champions dominated the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, which was deferred from June this year to recognise the achievements and dedication of those involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspirational NHS staff in the East of England were recognised for their service with our region’s nursing staff […]

Leadership: What’s in a word?

My recent CNO Summit gave me the opportunity to meet with more than 500 leaders from hospitals, CCGs, ALBs and patient representatives. I came away from the Summit inspired and motivated by listening and learning as we shared our experiences. Dictionaries define ‘leadership’ as ‘the position, capacity or ability to lead, guide or direct’. But […]

NHS England widens access to life-extending treatment for prostate cancer

Patients first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer will now get immediate access to a drug which studies have shown can extend their life by more than a year compared to current options, NHS England has announced. Following a review of evidence from two trials published late last year, specialists will now be able to prescribe […]

NHS achieves key Long Term Plan commitment to roll out integrated care systems across England

Patients will have better, more joined up care as Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), which require all parts of the NHS to work with each other and their partners, are rolled out across the country from next month. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens today confirmed that the final 13 areas, serving 14.9 million people, will […]

NHS COVID jabs available at ‘Peaky Blinders’ museum, an entertainment centre and a former Ikea

More than 30 new NHS Vaccine Centres will start delivering life-saving Covid jabs this week as the health service continues to accelerate the biggest immunisation programme in its history. The Black Country Living Museum, where the BBC filmed the hit drama Peaky Blinders based on the notorious Birmingham gang in the 1920s, is among the […]

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More vaccination sites in the Midlands open their doorsThis link opens in a new tab

More vaccination sites are now available in the Midlands as NHS staff continue to deliver life-saving Covid jabs. There is now a network of more than 1,400 vaccinations sites nationally. The milestone has been hit just seven weeks after Maggie Keenan, 91, became the first person in the world to be vaccinated against the virus […]

Anchored in our community: The role of the NHS in addressing health inequalities

This year has been one of the most challenging years in the NHS’ history. Last Sunday, the nation came together to reflect on the commitment, courage and sacrifice shown by so many across the country. Throughout the last few months we have seen countless examples of people doing their best and achieving amazing things to […]

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West Midlands communities urged to keep coming forward to receive jabs during RamadanThis link opens in a new tab

There is “no reason” why Ramadan should stop anyone from coming forward to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, according to a number of leading doctors and practising Muslims in the West Midlands. Medical leaders and the majority of Islamic scholars have united to address misinformation that suggests that receiving the vaccine will in any way break […]