NHS chief Amanda Pritchard receives COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine

17 hours 42 minutes ago
NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard today urged people to get their COVID-19 booster vaccine as she joined over 17 million people in England who have had their top-up jab. The NHS chief got a dose in each arm as she also received the flu vaccine from Bhaveen, a pharmacist at the Junction Pharmacy in Brixton, […]
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More than one million boosters booked since Monday

3 days 6 hours ago
More than one million appointments for vital COVID-19 booster jabs have been snapped up so far this week, the NHS said today. Since Monday, 1,077,514 bookings have been made for the life-saving booster jab, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history enters its most complex phase. On Monday, 342,983 boosters were […]
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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

3 days 20 hours ago
Issued at 8.37am on Friday 3 December 2021. Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed cold weather alert threshold criteria in any region from 3pm on Friday 3 December until further notice.  More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website. Find out about staying well this winter.
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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

6 days 20 hours ago
Issued at 9.02am on Tuesday 30 November 2021. There is an 80% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9am on Wednesday 1 December and midnight on Saturday 4 December in parts of England.  This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying […]
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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

1 week ago
Issued at 9.01am on Monday 29 November 2021 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 3pm on 29 November 2021 until further notice.  More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
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Total NHS COVID vaccines top 96 million, amid concern over new variant

1 week 1 day ago
Total vaccinations have hit the 96 million mark as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues its drive to protect the most vulnerable ahead of Christmas. After cases of the new COVID variant, Omicron, have been identified in England, the NHS’s top doctor today urged those in newly eligible groups to come forward as soon as […]
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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

1 week 3 days ago
Issued at 8.56am on Friday 26 November 2021 There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 6pm on Friday 26 November and 3pm on Monday 29 November in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this […]
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Record high patient numbers completing NHS treatment for common mental illness

1 week 4 days ago
More people got a full course of NHS talking therapy treatment last year than ever before, despite the pressure on services from the pandemic, according to new figures published today. A record 634,649 people completed the NHS Talking Therapy programme in 2020/21, up around 5% on the 606,192 in the year before as many people […]
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Top up jab bookings to open up for more than one million people

2 weeks 2 days ago
More than one million people will be eligible to book their life-saving jab top-up from tomorrow, as the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination programme continues to boost people’s protection ahead of winter. From 7am tomorrow (Monday 22 November), people aged 40 to 49 will be able to book their booster vaccine, and 16 and 17-year-olds their second […]
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NHS deal on spinal muscular atrophy at home treatment

2 weeks 4 days ago
A life-changing drug that can improve mobility in children and adults with a rare genetic condition will be available on the NHS following a new commercial deal, chief executive Amanda Pritchard announced today. Risdiplam will be used to treat hundreds of patients a year with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic […]
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Thousands spared strokes thanks to new NHS drug agreements

2 weeks 6 days ago
More than 20,000 strokes and 5,000 deaths could be averted after NHS England struck new agreements to expand life-saving blood thinning drugs, chief executive Amanda Pritchard announced today. The NHS will now dramatically scale up the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) with as many as 610,000 more patients set to benefit over the next […]
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NHS to open first specialist clinics for severely obese children

3 weeks ago
Severely obese children and young people will receive intensive support in the coming months thanks to a pilot of 15 new specialist clinics set up by the NHS in England. One thousand children a year, who are aged between two and 18 and experiencing health complications related to severe obesity, will be supported to lose […]
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NHS vaccinates one million 12 to 15-year-olds

3 weeks 1 day ago
More than one million 12 to 15-year-olds in England have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to visit hundreds of schools every week. So far, more than 3,500 schools have hosted clinics, while 95% of all schools have either already been visited or have a visit planned in the coming […]
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Record breaking week for NHS COVID-19 booster jabs

3 weeks 2 days ago
It was a record week for the number of booster vaccines delivered with 2.1 million boosters delivered, compared to 1.7 million during the previous seven days. Alongside a record busting number of COVID-19 vaccine boosters given from Saturday 6 to Friday 12 November, more than 797,568 doses were booked in a single day as the […]
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NHS chief announces next steps for local health systems

3 weeks 4 days ago
The NHS will set out the next steps for how primary care networks will work with partners across newly formed integrated care systems to meet the health needs of people in their local areas. NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard has asked Dr Claire Fuller, senior responsible officer of the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System, to […]
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NHS responds to highest number of 999 calls on record

3 weeks 4 days ago
NHS 999 services had their busiest ever month in October as staff answered a record 1,012,143 calls, new figures have revealed today. Ambulance staff responded to more than 82,000 life threatening call-outs, an increase of more than 20,000 on the previous high for October in 2019 (61,561), as well as dealing with the surge in […]
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Booster bookings boom as one million book life-saving jab in three days

4 weeks ago
More than one million booster jabs have been booked in the last three days as the NHS vaccination programme continues its drive to protect the most vulnerable from coronavirus this winter. Around 356,000 boosters were booked this morning alone (midnight to midday) – around nine times more than last Monday morning when 38,600 appointments were […]
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