Category “NHS”

Autumn Covid booster rollout to begin on September 5th

August 23rd, 2022
Autumn Covid booster rollout to begin on September 5th

The Covid-19 autumn booster rollout will begin on September 5th, NHS England has confirmed. The latest phase of the vaccination programme will start in early September in England, with around 26 million people eligible for the booster dose. Those in priority groups will be offered the vaccine, including all over 50s, health and care workers […]

Dame Deborah James’ death prompts surge in traffic to NHS bowel cancer webpages

July 5th, 2022
Dame Deborah James’ death prompts surge in traffic to NHS bowel cancer webpages

The death of Dame Deborah James has prompted a surge in traffic to the NHS website’s pages on bowel cancer. Dame Deborah James died on Tuesday 28th June at the age of 40. She was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in 2016 and recently revealed that she was undergoing end of life care in a […]

Patients offered option to travel for treatment to reduce NHS waiting times

June 28th, 2022
Patients offered option to travel for treatment to reduce NHS waiting times

Patients who have been waiting for NHS treatment for longer than two years are set to be offered the option to travel to reduce waiting times. Patients in England will be able to undergo treatment in hospitals outside of their local area as part of a move to try to tackle backlogs and help patients […]

Government confirms £5.9 billion funding boost to tackle NHS backlogs

October 26th, 2021

The Government has confirmed the NHS in England will receive a funding injection worth almost £6 billion to tackle backlogs. The announcement comes as Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to reveal the latest Budget. Health secretary, Sajid Javid, said that the £5.9 billion is new funding, which will be directed towards clearing backlogs of patients waiting […]

Fully vaccinated NHS staff may be exempt from isolation rules

July 13th, 2021
Fully vaccinated NHS staff may be exempt from isolation rules

Members of NHS staff who have had both Covid-19 jabs may be exempt from isolation rules as part of new guidelines under consideration by ministers. Health bosses have urged the government to consider altering the current rules to try and reduce the risk of staff shortages at a time when case numbers are rising. Sources […]

NHS confirms next stage of vaccine rollout after reaching first target

March 23rd, 2021

The NHS has confirmed the launch of the second phase of the vaccine rollout after ministers announced that the first stage had been completed by Monday 15th February. The first stage of the rollout, which began in December 2020, was to vaccinate the top four priority groups outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and […]

NHS Blood and Transplant issues urgent appeal for blood plasma donations in Kirklees

September 9th, 2020
NHS Blood and Transplant issues urgent appeal for blood plasma donations in Kirklees

NHS Blood and Transplant has launched an urgent appeal for people living in Kirklees to come forward and donate blood plasma. In July, there was an outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the area, and NHS representatives are now urging people who had the virus to consider donating their blood plasma to help others. According to […]

UK braced for more corona virus cases, as Brighton GP surgery staff member tests positive

February 13th, 2020

The UK is braced for more corona virus cases after a GP surgery in Brighton closed due to a staff member testing positive for the virus. County Oak Medical Centre has been shut temporarily after a member of the staff team tested positive for corona virus. Patients and other staff members have been advised to […]

GP surgeries consider shared patient appointments-2664-2262

January 15th, 2020
GP surgeries consider shared patient appointments-2664-2262

GP surgeries are considering shared patient appointments in a bid to reduce pressure on services and shorten waiting times.  The demand for GP appointments is increasing year on year, but the number of new doctors is increasing at a much slower pace. The outcome is that patients are waiting longer to see a GP. One […]

Twenty hospitals in England to receive funding boost worth £850 million-5596-7036-5603-8272

August 6th, 2019

Twenty hospitals across England are set to benefit from a funding boost worth £850 million. Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined plans for a cash injection of £1.8 billion at a hospital in Lincolnshire on Monday 5th August. The money will be split between hospital trusts all over the country. The funding pledge is part of […]

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