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Nearly two million days lost in NHS staff absences

NHS trusts in England lost nearly two million days in staff absences due to long Covid in the first 18 months of the pandemic.

Richard Meddings CBE new chair of NHS England

Richard Meddings will be the new chair of NHS England, focusing on the health service’s recovery from the pandemic and expanding its workforce.

New weight loss support to be found on the high street

People struggling to lose weight will now be offered help from their local high street pharmacy to help tackle rising obesity levels and type 2 diabetes.

Increase in school leavers entering nursing education

A record number of 18-year-olds applied to study nursing in England in 2021, with the pandemic playing a significant factor in their decision to apply.

NHS leaders warn over axing of all restrictions

The government has announced that England will fully return to Plan A on 27 January thanks to the success of the booster programme.

Data shows NHS cancer checks at record high

Record numbers of people are coming forward for cancer tests, with almost a quarter of a million referrals in one month.

Health department warning over vaccine mandate

Ministers have been issued with a stark warning over mandatory coronavirus vaccines for NHS workers, with doubts cast over the new law’s ‘rationality’.

Grab A Jab accelerates with record number of walk-in sites

NHS England has urged people to Grab A Jab this week with a record number of walk-in sites available across the country.

 Health Business Features

How should the NHS prioritise future technology investments?

Sascha Giese identifies the technologies that the NHS should be focusing on, given the £2.1 billion budget announced in the Autumn budget

Health Business Top 50 NHS Professionals

Welcome to our first HBTop 50 NHS Professionals list - our pick of the people that have shaped the national health service over the years.

NHS Supply Chain tackling environmental impact

NHS Supply Chain examine tackling the NHS’ environmental impact by changing supply chain operations

NHS finances and the issue of financial sustainability

Sarah Day discusses the recent Health and Care Bill and what it means for NHS finances and financial sustainability

Tackling the NHS’ environmental impact through the NHS estate

Cameron Hawkins, head of Energy and Environment at NHS Property Services, explains how the NHS remains a core pillar in the UK’s net zero strategy

Seizing the integration opportunity

Gareth Fitzgerald discusses the ways in which we can seize the opportunities of integrated care systems and how new approaches of lasting value can be created