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NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

03/04/2020NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

In efforts to relieve some of the financial burden on NHS providers in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced over £13bn of debt will be writ... more >
Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

03/04/2020Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined a new five-pillar plan detailing the national efforts to increase testing in England, with an aim to carry out 100,000 tests for coronavirus a day by th... more >
Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

03/04/2020Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

Community pharmacies are set to receive a £300m cash boost from the government to ensure they can continue to carry out essential service during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The a... more >
NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

03/04/2020NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

In efforts to relieve some of the financial b... more >
Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

03/04/2020Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined a ... more >
Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

03/04/2020Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

Community pharmacies are set to receive a &po... more >
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NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

03/04/2020NHS to benefit from £13.4bn debt write-off

In efforts to relieve some of the financial burden on NHS providers in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced over £13bn of debt will be writ... more >
Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

03/04/2020Health Secretary outlines plans for 100k coronavirus tests a day

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined a new five-pillar plan detailing the national efforts to increase testing in England, with an aim to carry out 100,000 tests for coronavirus a day by th... more >
Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

03/04/2020Government announce £300m support for community pharmacies

Community pharmacies are set to receive a £300m cash boost from the government to ensure they can continue to carry out essential service during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The a... more >
NHS technology sees 38% surge in usage during coronavirus outbreak

02/04/2020NHS technology sees 38% surge in usage during coronavirus outbreak

New research carried out into the use of NHS technology (such as apps and websites) demonstrated a 38% increase in usage among respondents due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Some of th... more >
NHS SBS: A 21st Century NHS

02/04/2020NHS SBS: A 21st Century NHS

Sean Hopkins, Head of Programmes and Technology for Employment Services, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) In a recent speech to the Health Tech Alliance, the Secretary of State for Hea... more >

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Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

01/04/2020Why social prescribing is the future of healthcare

Jennifer Jones-Rigby, COO at Health Exchange, a social enterprise seeking to shape the design and development of health and wellbeing services in a way that will enable everyone to have the capacity and confidence to choose positive health and wellbeing. The medical professi... more >
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31/03/2020Zappshelter: ‘It’s about supporting the country in a time of need’

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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugb... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hi... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appr... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner... more >