Trust first in England to make its own masks

Gateshead Health NHS Trust is the first NHS body in the country to manufacture its own protective face masks.

New concept designs unveiled for two new Leeds hospitals

Two new state-of-the-art hospitals for Leeds came a step closer today with the unveiling of the latest concept designs of the new buildings.

NHS drops to fourth among rich countries’ healthcare systems

The NHS has lost its prestigious ranking as the best health system in a Commonwealth Fund study of 11 rich countries, falling to fourth.

Cancer care less likely to be seen as ‘very good’ during pandemic

Cancer Research UK has claimed that almost a third of cancer patients have reported receiving worse care since the coronavirus pandemic began.

New NHS chief urges young people to get jabbed

Speaking on her first visit since taking up the NHS chief role, Amanda Pritchard has urged young people to get the coronavirus jab.

Javid accepts advice on vaccinations for 16 and 17-year-olds

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has accepted advice from the JCVI to offer coronavirus vaccination to those aged 16 and 17.

GOSH to share EPR systems with The Royal Marsden

Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust have signed an agreement to share a single EPR system.

V2G chargers installed at two Manchester hospitals

Two hospitals in Greater Manchester have begun a trial of vehicle to grid charging points as part of the GM Local Energy Market Project.

Welfare of ambulance staff at risk due to demand

UNISON has written to ambulance service chiefs calling for urgent support for staff as services face unsustainable demand from the public.

Consultation on increasing access to overdose medicine

DHSC has launched a consultation to make lifesaving medicine which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose available to more frontline workers.

DHSC launches study into vaccine for pregnant women

The largest clinical trial investigating the best gap between first and second coronavirus vaccine doses for pregnant women is being launched.

Study provides insight into pandemic hospital care

The RCP has conducted the largest study to date of the quality of care given to patients with coronavirus to identify learnings from the pandemic.

Smoking responsible for twice as many cancers in deprived areas

Smoking is responsible for nearly twice as many cancer cases in lower income groups compared to higher income groups.

Women not receiving NHS support after miscarriage

Too many women do not receive support for anxiety and PTSD after a miscarriage, prompting calls for an overhaul of medical services.

NHS Open Space adds new sites across England

NHS Open Space has announced that it will be expanding its property portfolio, with the NHS Property Services’ scheme now able to offer 950 spaces across 150 sites.

PCNs call for more funding, support and autonomy

PCNs call for more funding, support and autonomy to allow them to support the health and wellbeing of their local communities.

‘Indispensable’ non-medic staff deserve NHS pay award

UNISON has said that health staff employed by private ​companies but working in the NHS​ must not miss out on ​any pay ​rise given to their colleagues.

Additional NHS support to cover cost of hospital travel

The NHS in England has announced that new rules will come into place to make it simpler for patients to get free transport.

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