World’s first chemo drone delivery announced on NHS birthday

2 days 18 hours ago
NHS cancer patients will be the first in the world to benefit from chemotherapy delivered by drone as part of a new trial, NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard announced today. The drones, set to make their first flight in the coming weeks, will mean that the lifesaving treatment can be picked up and dropped to […]
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Dame Deborah James helps more people check signs of cancer

5 days 18 hours ago
Thousands more people checked bowel cancer symptoms online this week thanks to Dame Deborah James, NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard revealed today. Latest figures show there was a tenfold increase- from 2,000 to 23,274 -in visits to the NHS webpages for bowel cancer, on Wednesday this week compared to the day before. NHS chief executive […]
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NHS saves £1.2 billion on medicines over three years

6 days 10 hours ago
The NHS has saved taxpayers £1.2 billion in just three years, while securing cutting-edge treatments for patients, by using its buying power to negotiate better prices for hundreds of hospital medicines. The adoption of cheaper versions of a single drug – adalimumab – which is used to treat more than 45,000 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, […]
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NHS checks and treatment on patients’ doorsteps part of new changes to health and care in England

6 days 18 hours ago
Dedicated mental health staff to help children and young people in GP practices, and blood pressure checks in betting shops, are among initiatives devised and delivered by new integrated care systems that come fully into force today. Boosting health checks in the community to find people with health problems before they become seriously unwell is […]
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NHS in final push to treat longest waiters

1 week 3 days ago
Patients are being offered faster treatment in different parts of the country as part of an NHS ‘final push’ to virtually eliminate the number waiting two years or more. The NHS Elective Recovery Plan, published earlier this year, set out how the health service would address COVID-19 backlogs in treatment, initially focusing on the longest […]
jboshell

Heat-health watch alert: level 1 – summer preparedness

2 weeks 3 days ago
Issued at 6:25am on Sunday 19 June 2022 Temperatures are not expected to reach heatwave threshold values until further notice. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.
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NHS launches lifesaving sickle cell campaign

2 weeks 5 days ago
Tomorrow on World Sickle Cell Day, NHS England will launch a brand new campaign to boost public awareness of the genetic disorder which affects thousands across the UK. The campaign, dubbed ‘Can you tell it’s sickle cell?’, is aimed at increasing awareness of the key signs and symptoms of sickle cell disorder – which disproportionately […]
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Medical support worker role helps hundreds of refugees to become NHS doctors

3 weeks ago
Hundreds more international medics and refugees, including those from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Myanmar have joined the health service and are set to become NHS doctors, thanks to the introduction of a new medical support worker role (MSW). Speaking at NHS ConfedExpo England’s top doctor announced that the position, which can support overseas medics as they […]
ewolstencroft

Heat-health watch alert: level 3 – heatwave action

3 weeks 1 day ago
Issued at 8.55am on Wednesday 15 June 2022 There is a 90% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between midnight on Friday 17 June and midnight on Sunday 19 June in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. […]
jboshell

NHS lands breakthrough in global battle against superbugs

3 weeks 1 day ago
The NHS is set to roll out two ‘superbug’ busting drugs through a world-first, pioneering subscription deal that will help tackle antimicrobial resistance, the head of the NHS announced today. The deal, initially for two antimicrobial drugs, means patients with serious infections that have evolved so much that antibiotics and other current treatments are no […]
jboshell

Heat-health watch alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

3 weeks 1 day ago
Issued at 8:39am on Wednesday 15 June 2022. There is a 90% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between midnight on Friday 17 June and midnight on Sunday 19 June in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. […]
jboshell

High street pharmacies spot cancers in new NHS early diagnosis drive

3 weeks 1 day ago
Staff in high street pharmacies will be funded to spot signs of cancer as part of a new drive to catch tumours early when they are easier to treat, NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard announced today. Customers will then be sent for scans and other checks under the initiative, which is being trialled by pharmacies […]
jboshell

Health and care staff honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

3 weeks 2 days ago
Nurses, midwives, doctors, vaccination teams and domestic staff are among those celebrated in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 74 birthday, as the NHS Parliamentary Awards shortlist is revealed. NHS chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, praised the hundreds of NHS staff and volunteers who have been nominated by their MP, as part of the NHS […]
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Heat-health watch alert: level 2 – alert and readiness

3 weeks 2 days ago
Issued at 8:33am on Tuesday 14 June 2022 There is a 60% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between midnight on Friday 17 June and midnight on Sunday 19 June in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. […]
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GP surgeries to provide specialist mental health support

3 weeks 5 days ago
Thousands of new mental health experts will be on hand to support people in their local GP practice amid record demand for services, the head of the NHS announced today. Fully trained experts from local NHS trusts will offer people with severe mental health problems such as bipolar, psychosis or eating disorders, a consultation, treatment, […]
rwootton

One million checks delivered by NHS ‘one stop shops’

1 month ago
NHS ‘one stop shops’ have delivered over one million checks and tests since the rollout began, as the biggest catch up programme in health history gathers pace. Over 90 community diagnostic centres (CDCs) are already freeing up hospital capacity by offering MRI, CT and other services closer to patients’ homes, often in the heart of […]
jboshell

Heat-health watch alert: level 1 – summer preparedness

1 month ago
Issued at 6:24am on Wednesday 1 June 2022 Temperatures are not expected to reach heatwave threshold values until further notice. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.
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