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Disruption to NHS services in the South East expected as next round of strikes to begin

Disruptions to NHS services in the South East are expected from the weekend as junior doctors get ready to strike again. The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that junior doctors will strike from Saturday 24 until Wednesday 28 February. The Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA) has also announced that their junior doctor members […]

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NHS England’s South East Regional Midwife congratulates Royal Surrey County Hospital for being rated outstanding by the CQC following their recent inspection

Royal Surrey has received excellent recognition by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with both Royal Surrey County Hospital and their maternity services rated outstanding. This follows a re-inspection of their maternity services in September and the publication of the official report, which retains the rating of outstanding for both the maternity service and Royal Surrey […]

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Working hard to close the care gap for cancer patients in the South East

World Cancer Day, which took place earlier this month and was themed ‘Close the Care Gap’, is more than just a day on the calendar for NHS staff in the South East. The theme for this year’s awareness day forms part of the NHS’s long-term plan to improve cancer outcomes and services, with the aim […]

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Emergency Departments across the South East saw an increase in attendances in January but people being treated within four hours improved

Emergency Departments across the South East saw an increase in attendances in January as winter pressure continued to hit the NHS at the start of 2024. Over 330,000 people attended emergency departments across the region in January which was an increase of 14.6% on the previous year. But although attendances were up, patients being treated […]

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Almost 3,000 people sign up to an NHS Apprenticeship Scheme in the South East

At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, the NHS in the South East is celebrating that during the past academic year (2022/23) almost 3,000 people have joined an NHS Apprenticeship Scheme in the region. A medical emergency in the middle of a flight, led air stewardess Lisa Desbruslais, to change career and land a lifesaving […]

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More women screened for breast cancer in South East than anywhere else but many still not coming forward for potentially lifesaving offer

New breast screening figures for 2022-23 show that a total of 331,187 women aged 50 to 70 (68%) attended their screening appointments (within six months of invitation) in the South East of England – the highest uptake nationally. The screening programme led to cancers being detected in 3,513 women across the South East in 2022-23, […]

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Independent report summarising children’s specialist cancer consultation responses published

31 January 2024 – An independent report summarising responses to an NHS consultation into the future location of very specialist cancer treatment services for children living in south London and much of south-east England has been published by NHS England and is available to read at: https://www.transformationpartners.nhs.uk/childrenscancercentre/key-information/  NHS England (London and south-east regions) launched a twelve-week consultation on […]

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Improving patient experience remains key focus in the South East

The NHS in the South East remains committed to improving patient experience as part of a national plan to help recover urgent and emergency care services. The two-year plan, published by the NHS and government in January last year, was launched amid record demand for NHS services, with data at the time showing more A&E […]

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Respiratory campaign relaunched in the South East as cold-health alerts issued

‘Protect Your Lungs’ – a respiratory campaign – has been relaunched in the South East to coincide with cold-health alerts issued by UKHSA and the Met Office. An amber alert is now in place for the whole of England, until midday Friday 19 January, which means that cold weather impacts are likely to be felt […]

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