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Government announces new Lighthouse Labs

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:18
Government announces new Lighthouse Labs17/09/2020 - 14:18

Two new Lighthouse Labs have been announced in Newcastle and Bracknell to help scale up testing capacity ahead of winter.

A million downloads for Scotland's tracing app

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:32
A million downloads for Scotland's tracing app17/09/2020 - 12:32

More than one million people have downloaded the Protect Scotland contact tracing app since its launch last week.

Nursing shortages could leave staff safety at risk

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:17
Nursing shortages could leave staff safety at risk17/09/2020 - 11:17

The Royal College of Nursing is calling for urgent action to address the shortage of nursing staff across the health and care system.

NHS 111 piloted as ‘front door’ for urgent care

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:18
NHS 111 piloted as ‘front door’ for urgent care17/09/2020 - 10:18

A new offer to patients is being piloted in trusts across England, with NHS 111 being the first point of contact for accessing urgent medical care.

£150 million to help 25 A&Es expand and upgrade

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:08
£150 million to help 25 A&Es expand and upgrade17/09/2020 - 10:08

Matt Hancock has announced that A&Es in 25 hospitals across England will receive an additional £150 million to expand and upgrade.

NHS launches ‘vital’ health worker flu vaccination drive

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:41
NHS launches ‘vital’ health worker flu vaccination drive16/09/2020 - 15:41

The health service’s most senior leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible.

Stress, anxiety and depression far above normal levels

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:30
Stress, anxiety and depression far above normal levels16/09/2020 - 10:30

Restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus has driven stress, anxiety and depression far above normal levels, with warnings that they may rise again.

BMA says government has ‘moral imperative’ to act on racism

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:34
BMA says government has ‘moral imperative’ to act on racism16/09/2020 - 08:34

The BMA has called on the government to act now to address health inequalities and racism in the NHS and across the UK.

Labour says winter social care plan must be priority

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:59
Labour says winter social care plan must be priority16/09/2020 - 07:59

The Labour Party has written to Matt Hancock setting out five key areas where action is needed to protect care homes this winter.

Investment needed in addiction services post-pandemic

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:23
Investment needed in addiction services post-pandemic16/09/2020 - 07:23

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned that addiction services must receive a multi-million-pound funding boost in the upcoming Spending Review.

Government must be honest about scale of NHS backlog

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:07
Government must be honest about scale of NHS backlog16/09/2020 - 07:07

The government needs to develop a public information campaign on the NHS backlog and likely timescale for returning to normal services.

Maximum jail term for attacking emergency workers to be doubled

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:43
Maximum jail term for attacking emergency workers to be doubled16/09/2020 - 06:43

The MoJ has announced that the maximum penalty for assaulting frontline health workers is to be doubled from one to two years.

Doctors warn of winter ‘triple whammy’

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 16:18
Doctors warn of winter ‘triple whammy’15/09/2020 - 17:18

Dr Chaand Nagpaul has warned of the impact of the non-coronavirus backlog, the ongoing risk of a second spike and winter pressures.

Winter preparation at risk from current testing shortages

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 08:34
Winter preparation at risk from current testing shortages15/09/2020 - 09:34

Trust leaders are concerned that current testing shortages are starting to impact on NHS service recovery and winter preparations.

Staff shortages left cancer care in crisis pre-coronavirus

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:40
Staff shortages left cancer care in crisis pre-coronavirus14/09/2020 - 11:40

Macmillan Cancer Support says that cancer care across the NHS was already at ‘crisis level’ before the emergence of coronavirus.

GPs must offer patients face-to-face appointments

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 09:26
GPs must offer patients face-to-face appointments14/09/2020 - 10:26

NHS England is writing to all GP practices to make sure they are communicating the fact doctors can be seen in person, as well as virtually.

Doctors expect second wave within six months

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 08:38
Doctors expect second wave within six months14/09/2020 - 09:38

A major survey of doctors shows that a second peak of coronavirus in England this winter is the number one concern among the medical profession.

Training for barbers to help with mental health

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 08:26
Training for barbers to help with mental health14/09/2020 - 09:26

NHS England is providing a £10 million funding boost for a number of community initiatives, including mental health first aid training for barbers.

NHS COVID-19 app to launch on 24 September

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:16
NHS COVID-19 app to launch on 24 September11/09/2020 - 14:16

The NHS COVID-19 app will launch on 24 September in England and Wales, including measures including QR check-in at venues.

£5m for research investigating how coronavirus spreads

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:57
£5m for research investigating how coronavirus spreads11/09/2020 - 10:57

Eight new research projects on coronavirus transmission have been awarded funding by the NIHR and UKRI.

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