Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

1 day 9 hours ago
Issued at 9.28am on Wednesday 2 December 2020 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 6pm on Wednesday 2 December and 12pm on Monday 7 Deccember in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. More details about this […]

Deterioration due to rapid offload of pleural effusion fluid from chest drains

2 days 9 hours ago
A joint National Patient Safety Alert has been issued by the NHS England and NHS Improvement National Patient Safety Team, British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS), on the risk of deterioration due to rapid offload of pleural effusion fluid from chest drains. National Patient Safety Alert – Deterioration due to […]

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

3 days 8 hours ago
Issued at 09.31am on Sunday 29 November 2020 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 29 November 2020 10.0oam until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

1 week ago
Issued at 9.59am on Thursday 26 November 2020 There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 6.00pm on Thursday 26 November and 6.00am on Monday 30 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 […]

Health and care heroes honoured in regional NHS Parliamentary Awards

1 week 3 days ago
Doctors and nurses working to combat Hepatitis C in the homeless during the pandemic, the team behind the UK’s first virtual reality lung rehabilitation programme launched this year and the research team working on the COVID-19 vaccine have all been recognised in the regional round of the NHS Parliamentary Awards, announced today. MPs and NHS […]

NHS statement on Spending Review funding announcement

1 week 4 days ago
Below is a comment from the NHS on today’s announcement by the government of funding for the health service. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “As well as caring for seriously ill and vulnerable coronavirus patients, our hardworking nurses, doctors, therapists and other NHS staff are looking after many other patients, some of whose care […]

NHS urges people with mental health worries to seek help

2 weeks 2 days ago
People with mental health worries are being urged to seek help in a new phase of the NHS’s Help Us Help You campaign. Although mental health services have been running throughout the pandemic there was a marked dip in referrals despite evidence that coronavirus is making problems more common. Now a new NHS campaign will […]

NHS launches 40 ‘long COVID’ clinics to tackle persistent symptoms

2 weeks 4 days ago
The NHS will launch a network of more than 40 ‘long COVID’ specialist clinics within weeks to help thousands of patients suffering debilitating effects of the virus months after being infected. The clinics, due to start opening at the end of November, will bring together doctors, nurses, therapist and other NHS staff to physical and […]

NHS launches renewed recruitment drive

3 weeks 1 day ago
The NHS is launching a renewed recruitment drive to capitalise on the ‘Nightingale effect’ as the health services contends with the second wave of COVID-19. The professionalism and dedication staff have shown throughout the pandemic has generated unprecedented interest in joining the NHS while the demands of contending with coronavirus, while keeping other services running, […]

Top doc issues safety warning ahead of stay at home firework displays

4 weeks ago
England’s most senior GP is encouraging people to be safe with private firework displays this Bonfire Night as the cancellation of public events is expected to spark an increase in shows at home. People across the country will be celebrating Bonfire Night and Diwali quite differently this year, with polling finding that more than a […]

NHS response to the Prime Minister’s announcement 31 October 2020

1 month ago
Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) 31 October 2020, NHS Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, said: “Daily hospital COVID admissions are now higher than on 23 March when the Prime Minister announced the first national lockdown. “NHS doctors and nurses in many areas of England – including Liverpool, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire – […]
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NHS strengthens mental health support for staff

1 month 2 weeks ago
NHS staff will get rapid access to expanded mental health services that are being rolled out across the country as part of efforts to deal with the second wave of coronavirus. NHS England and NHS Improvement will invest an extra £15 million to strengthen mental health support for nurses, paramedics, therapists, pharmacists, and support staff. […]

NHS to offer ‘long covid’ sufferers help at specialist centres

1 month 3 weeks ago
People suffering ‘long covid’ symptoms will be offered specialist help at clinics across England, the head of the NHS announced today. Respiratory consultants, physiotherapists, other specialists and GPs will all help assess, diagnose and treat thousands of sufferers who have reported symptoms ranging from breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress. Increasing medical evidence […]

NHS to introduce ‘one stop shops’ in the community for life saving checks

2 months ago
The NHS is set to radically overhaul the way MRI, CT and other diagnostic services are delivered for patients, a major report to NHS England recommends today. Community diagnostic hubs or ‘one stop shops’ should be created across the country, away from hospitals, so that patients can receive life-saving checks close to their homes. The […]
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