NHS to launch coronavirus rehab service

Tens of thousands of people who are suffering long-term effects of coronavirus will benefit from a new on-demand recovery service.

NHS to help St John Ambulance recruit and train more cadets

The NHS and St John Ambulance are to collaborate for the NHS’ anniversary to recruit and train thousands of ‘NHS cadets’.

Video GP appointments surge during lockdown

NHS figures show that the number of GP appointments over the phone or via video call have surged during lockdown.

Pressure on NHS staff may get worse, says RCP

The RCP has issued a warning that pressure on NHS staff may get worse before it gets better as the impact of coronavirus continues to be felt.

Unions call for early pay rise for NHS staff

Health unions have written to the government calling for talks to begin on a pay rise to take effect before the end of the year.

UHS launches COVID ZERO campaign

A first-of-its-kind campaign has been launched to wipe out the transmission of coronavirus in Southampton’s hospitals.

Scottish Ambulance Service to take over mobile sites

The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) will take over the running of Scotland’s coronavirus mobile testing units from the start of September.

Post-discharge support a concern for patients

Whilst the majority of patients are positive about their hospital care, a significant minority experience problems on discharge.

£16m to speed up diagnoses for life-threatening diseases

Patients could receive earlier and more accurate diagnoses for potentially life-threatening diseases thanks to £16 million of new funding.

Regular retesting rolled out for care homes

Staff and residents in care homes for over 65s and those with dementia will receive regular coronavirus tests from next week.

Half a million NHS workers benefit from telecoms deal

Half-a-million NHS frontline staff have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected during the coronavirus outbreak.

Test and trace unable to reach quarter of positive cases

The contact-tracing programme failed to reach a quarter of people who tested positive for coronavirus in England between 18 and 25 June.

Many waiting longer than 24 hours for test results

Figures indicate that many people in England are still waiting longer than 24 hours for their coronavirus test results.

Services will take over a year to return to full capacity

Almost half of physician specialties expect to be working at less than previous pre-coronavirus activity levels for at least 12 months or more.

Strengthen partnership working in the NHS Reset

A report has found that the majority of ICS and STP leaders support widespread new powers for systems in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

One million people download Couch to 5k app

Public Health England’s Couch to 5k app has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of people seeking to get in shape during lockdown.

Increasing calls for public inquiry into pandemic management

The government is facing rising calls for a robust and independent lessons-learned exercise into the handling of coronavirus.

Non-urgent hospital admissions drop by 725,000

725,000 fewer people were admitted to English hospitals for non-urgent treatment in March and April than would normally be the case.


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Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual funding for 2019/2020.

More recently, ERIC (Estates Returns Information Collection) data collection has contained some deeply alarming news about the condition of NHS buildings and equipment.

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