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NHS thanks staff for delivering more than 10 million vaccines across the South West

The NHS in the South West has reached a significant milestone, giving 10 million vaccinations in less than a year since the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in the region. Rachel Pearce, Regional Director of Commissioning and Senior Responsible Officer for the Covid Vaccination programme for NHS England, South West, said the milestone 10 […]

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NHS To Open First Specialist Clinics For Severely Obese Children

Severely obese children and young people will receive intensive support in the coming months thanks to a pilot of 15 new specialist clinics set up by the NHS in England. One thousand children a year, who are aged between two and 18 and experiencing health complications related to severe obesity, will be supported to lose […]

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NHS delivers over one million booster and third vaccines across South West

One million people across the South West have now received their COVID-19 booster vaccination or third dose as the roll out continues to protect the country against the virus. Eligible people have come forward for vital extra protection offered by the booster since the programme launched just over six weeks ago. Third doses of the […]

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Don’t delay – book your booster vaccine appointment today

Health bosses in the South West are urging those eligible for the Covid-19 booster vaccination to book an appointment as soon as they are invited. With infection rates increasing across the region, the booster vaccination is vital in maintaining protection against severe Covid-19 through the winter months as well as protecting your friends and family. […]

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NHS Calls On People in South West To Consider Lifechanging Careers In NHS

The NHS has urged young people to take the best decision they’ll ever make and begin a career in the NHS. Today NHS England launches the health service’s annual recruitment drive, encouraging anyone looking for a career change to consider joining one of hundreds of rewarding careers on offer. The We are the NHS campaign […]

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South West Community Pharmacies deliver their 1 millionth Covid vaccination just in time for World Pharmacist Day on 25th September

Since January 2021, life-saving coronavirus jabs have been given at local community pharmacies across the South West – and today Locking Pharmacy in Weston-Super-Mare issued the 1 millionth community pharmacy vaccine in the South West to a nineteen year old young woman. NHS England South West’s Regional Chief Pharmacist, Stephen Brown said: “I’m really proud […]

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NHS South West begins Covid-19 Booster Vaccination Campaign

The NHS has started delivering Covid booster jabs to people in eligible groups in the South West, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history moves to the next stage. In line with new guidance set out by the JCVI, the NHS vaccination programme will now invite eligible people, who had […]

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NHS Urges People in South West to Come Forward for Life Saving Cancer Checks

People in the South West of England with potential cancer symptoms are being encouraged to come forward for lifesaving checks as part of an NHS campaign. NHS England chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, launched the campaign to highlight symptoms of abdominal and urological cancers this week, saying that the NHS is open and ready to treat […]

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