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First patient receives blood plasma treatment at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT

06.07.20: As part of a major ongoing coronavirus clinical trial, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has given its first patient an experimental blood plasma treatment. The treatment, known as convalescent plasma, is being test...

NHS to launch online coronavirus rehabilitation service

06.07.20: Sir Simon Stevens has announced the launch of a new on-demand recovery service to support the tens of thousands of people who are suffering long-terms effects of coronavirus, delivered either online or over the phone by doctors, nurses and physi...

Significant increase in downloads of NHS-backed Public Health England fitness app during lockdown

01.07.20: A fitness app provided by Public Health England, and backed by the NHS, has been downloaded almost one million times as people sought to keep healthy and active during lockdown. From March until the end of June, there were 858,000 downloads...

Health Foundation: People still avoiding hospital visits

24.06.20: Commenting on the newly-released Office for National Statistics (ONS) data on deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, the Health Foundation’s Chief Executive, Dr Jennifer Dixon, has expressed concerns that people are still avoiding...

NHSBT calls for more male coronavirus plasma donors

23.06.20: Following new analysis which found men produce higher levels of Covid-19 plasma antibodies than women, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has launched a new campaign for men who have recovered from coronavirus to donate plasma for the nationa...

New coronavirus saliva test piloted in Southampton

23.06.20: A new ‘no-swab’ saliva test, as part of a weekly coronavirus testing model, is set to be trialled in Southampton from this week, with over 14,000 GP staff, other essential key workers and university staff and their households pa...

NHS community pharmacy health checks pass 300,000 appointments

19.06.20: An NHS scheme which has seen fast, safe, face-to-face consultations with a local pharmacist has now surpassed 300,000 appointments, as efforts have begun to accelerate once more as part of restoration efforts following the coronavirus peak....

NHS Confederation: Action needed to protect BAME community

17.06.20: Following publication of the Public Health England report into Covid-19 and its impacts on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, NHS Confederation have called for decisive action. The report, titled Understanding the impact o...

More convenient cancer treatments to be offered during coronavirus

11.06.20: NHS England has announced its decision to accelerate the offering of more convenient cancer treatment to patients during the coronavirus pandemic, including chemotherapy buses and the fast track rollout of an innovative and life-saving type of r...

NHS launches new online support tools for people with diabetes

10.06.20: NHS England have announced the launch of new online tools for people living with diabetes which are now available on the NHS to help people manage their condition during the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to help people manage thei...

NHS Confederation: Complacency must be avoided in lockdown easing

29.05.20: Alongside welcoming in news of further easing of lockdown measures in England, NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson also issued a stark warning for everyone to still remain vigilant and cautious to ensure we maintain the success we&rs...

Government launches NHS Test and Trace service

28.05.20: In the latest efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus, Government have launched the new NHS Test and Trace service across England, aimed at helping to identify, contain and control the virus. As part of the newly-introduced service, anyo...

Health charities to receive £22m government funding support

22.05.20: Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced £22m of government funding will be awarded to mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities to help support their work during the current coron...

Health Foundation: 'Ramifications to young people’s longer-term health’

21.05.20: Based on a report by the Resolution Foundation, the Health Foundation have warned of potential impacts on the longer-term health outcomes of different age groups, and in particular young people, as a result of the current coronavirus outbre...

Welsh NHS Confederation: Testing only part of the response

20.05.20: As the Welsh Government announced an expansion to testing capacities for coronavirus, the Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation Darren Hughes has stressed the importance of recognising that testing forms just one aspect of our complete Covid-1...

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HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

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Health Education England (HEE) has announced it will invest £10m in funding to help support the growth of the clinical workforce, with the ... more >
RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

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A new report published by the Royal College of GPs calls for a permanent reduction in bureaucracy and red tape in the post-coronavirus period, al... more >
NHS Open Space preparing to return to normal service

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’v... read more >

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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

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Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 ... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

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Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

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Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... more >

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