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NHS Confederation: Discipline key to capitalising on vaccine success

As newly-published data showed the effectiveness of currently-approved vaccines in reducing severe Covid-19 infections in older adults, NHS Confederation has reiterated the need to continue the hard work being done to ensure we capitalise on the momentum gained.

Dr Layla McCay, NHS Confederation’s Director of Policy, explained: “As the NHS marks having delivered the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine to over 20 million people across the UK, new data that show this is leading to reductions in hospital admissions among the over-70s will be uplifting for health leaders and their staff who have been battling this pandemic for over a year now.

“This news comes as there are around 10,000 people in English hospitals right now with Covid-19, as some local authority areas have noted slight increases in cases, and as we are learning that the more transmissible strain first identified in Brazil is present in our country.

“All of this is worrying as we approach the first stage of the national unlocking next week and it highlights the need for the Government to stick to its cautious approach and ensure it is guided by the data and what experts are saying.

“Local leaders across the NHS are very aware of the disruption that Covid-19 has caused to the services that they are able to provide and the impact these pressures have had on their staff who are exhausted.

“As cases come down and the benefits of the vaccine continue to take effect, the NHS needs significant investment in the forthcoming Budget to help it recover the full range of its services, alongside managing the ongoing pressures of coronavirus, which are likely to be with us for the foreseeable future.”

NHE Sept/Oct 21

NHE Sept/Oct 21

Improving care for long-term conditions

Join us in our September/October edition of National Health Executive, as we explore a range of topics impacting and improving the care that we can deliver to patients, the facilities within which we deliver them, and the opportunities in the digital space to accent and evolve our care capabilities

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NHE365 Virtual Festival: Digital Healthcare

The integration of new technology, such as using virtual outpatient appointments instead of face-to-face reviews of patients in the hospital. Adapting the ways in which our NHS workers serve people has been critical in continuing to provide high-quality treatment, a positive patient experience and preventing Covid-19 transmission during the pandemic. Our healthcare sector has the potential to transform the way we continue to provide essential services while also improving patient care. But how easy is the integration of these innovations into routine NHS practice?

On the 28th of October, at the NHE365 Virtual Hospitals & Technology Enabled Care online event, we will be discussing patient flow and experience, reducing waiting times, reducing the patient backlog and increasing technology adoption. Will you be attending? 

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