Refugees being supported into NHS roles

Refugees are being supported into NHS roles as millions of pounds of new funding is helping low-income countries train healthcare staff.

Social care funding needed to tackle NHS backlog

NHS Confederation and the LGA are calling on the Chancellor to use the Spending Review to provide genuinely new money for social care.

Johnson issues vaccine call to arms ahead of winter

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued a call to arms ahead of winter, urging everyone over 50 to get their booster jabs when they get the call.

£10 million to avoid hospital care in Scotland

The Scottish Government is investing an additional £10 million to help patients avoid a hospital stay and to prevent delayed discharge for inpatients.

Another two million invited for vital booster jab

The NHS is sending out two million more invitations this week to people who are eligible for their booster vaccine ahead of winter.

Mental health struggles for millions due to pandemic

The Royal College of Psychiatrists says that significant investment is needed to respond to the mental ill health rise expected as a direct result of the pandemic.

Almost £6bn expected to tackle record NHS waiting list

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce almost £6 billion to tackle England’s record NHS waiting list.

Lawson returns to lead the NHS vaccination programme

Amanda Pritchard has announced that Dr Emily Lawson is returning to lead the NHS Covid vaccination programme.

Booster jabs booked or delivered at nine in ten care homes

NHS England has announced that coronavirus booster jabs have been delivered or booked in at almost nine in 10 care homes.

NHS Open Space set to further grow its portfolio

NHS Open Space is set to further grow its portfolio of properties in January 2022 with an additional batch of 40 new sites.

Damaging impact of COVID on adult social care revealed in CQC report

The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) Annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England notes that the impact of staffing pressures is being seen most acutely in adult social care.

NHS Digital report details local authority spend on social care

Statistics published by by NHS Digital show local authorities spent £21.2 billion on adult social care in 2020-1.

The NHS has launched the health service’s annual recruitment drive, encouraging anyone looking for a career change to consider joining one of hundreds of rewarding roles on offer.

Should the treatments be approved, thousands of NHS patients will be able to access the treatments to prevent the infection from spreading and speed up recovery time.

As a collaboration between NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Education for Scotland, the Academy will contribute to improving staffing levels to meet growing patient needs.

A new fund will help tackle the impact of social isolation, loneliness and the mental health inequalities made worse by the pandemic has been announced by the Scottish Government.   

Military support within the two health board areas is due to start on 19 October and continue initially until 10 November 2021, though this will be kept under constant review.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a 10-week consultation to gain views on changes to how medical devices will be regulated across the UK.


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