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Public called up to help the NHS ‘shine a light’ for our nurses

Nursing leaders are asking the public to ‘shine a light’ to mark International Nurses Day on Tuesday (12th May) and recognise the extraordinary work that their colleagues are doing in the fight against coronavirus. The day also marks on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who founded modern nursing and pioneered infection […]

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Temporary NHS community hospital in Surrey named after Mary Seacole

A new community hospital, named in honour of the pioneering nurse Mary Seacole, is opening in Surrey today as part of the NHS response to the coronavirus pandemic. The NHS Seacole Centre, the first of its kind in England, will be used as a temporary service for patients who are recovering from covid-19. Based in […]

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NHS urges public to get vaccinated during coronavirus pandemic

NHS England is urging people to attend regular vaccination appointments to prevent outbreaks of deadly serious diseases and reduce pressure on the health service. While preventing the spread of Covid-19 is a public health priority, it is still vital that members of the public go to scheduled vaccination appointments to stop outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases […]

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Urgent dental care in the South East

To help limit the spread of coronavirus all routine NHS and private dentistry has stopped. The NHS is continuing to provide urgent and emergency dental care. This is available to both NHS and private patients. If you have a dental emergency please call your dental practice during their normal opening hours for further advice. If […]

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GP practices and pharmacies open over Easter Bank Holiday

GP services and community pharmacies in the South East remain open this bank holiday weekend so people can continue to access vital NHS services. While the public is being urged to follow government advice to stay home, NHS services will be operating as normal. For those who need to see their GP, local practices will be running […]

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Caroline Roberts Blog: Practice Matron

This year Nurses and Midwives in the South East will be sharing their stories to celebrate and share good practice.  Caroline Roberts is a Practice Matron at Bartlett Group Practice. She left a successful career as a civil servant to train as a nurse in her mid-thirties and now works in the surgery providing hands-on […]

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NHS to celebrate “Health and Care Heroes” with Parliamentary Awards

The NHS has today (4 March) launched the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020, to celebrate and give national recognition to staff who go above and beyond the call of duty. The awards were created to celebrate NHS staff, carers and volunteers from across the South East – their hard work, innovative ideas and unwavering efforts to […]

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