System-wide solutions needed to tackle emergency care crisis

The RCN has said that more integration in the care system is needed to tackle the huge challenges facing nursing staff working in emergency departments.

Families with five and six-year-olds invited for Covid jabs

Invitations for Covid vaccinations will be arriving at the homes of more than one million families with five and six-year-olds this week.

Third of adults think mental health has deteriorated

A Nuffield Health survey has indicated that as many as one in three adults believe their mental health has deteriorated over the past year.

Ambulance workers under pressure and overwhelmed

Ambulance workers are being ‘overwhelmed’ and suffering from stress when they finish their shifts because of the pressures they are facing.

Three in five Covid-19 patients treated for something else

Latest figures show that three in five of all Covid-19 patients in hospital trusts in England are being treated primarily for something else.

MPs urged to protect constituents from crippling care costs

MPs in Yorkshire, the Midlands and North East have been urged to vote against the government’s social care cap amendment.

Warning of Russian cyber attacks on NHS

The Five Eyes intelligence alliance has urged critical infrastructure organisations within the UK, including the NHS, to increase cyber security defences.

Products of slavery to be banned within NHS

The NHS will be barred from using goods and services linked to slavery or human trafficking under a law to be introduced by the government.

Find your NHS Number service used by millions

An online service enabling people to look up their NHS number quickly and easily was used 4.6 million times in its first year.

MPs urge 40 year deadline for asbestos removal

The government should commit to a strategy to remove all asbestos from public and commercial buildings within 40 years, say MPs.

Review recommends ways to develop mental health nursing

A range of recommendations to develop the mental health nursing workforce have been drawn up in a major review released by HEE.

NHS SBS on framework to provide NHS corporate services

NHS Shared Business Services has won a place on a major new national framework agreement for the provision of corporate services to NHS bodies.

Waiting lists push more to pay for medical treatment

Increasing numbers of Britons are paying for private medical treatment because of the record delays people are facing trying to access NHS care.

Social distancing scrapped in hospital waiting rooms

NHS England bosses have advised local health services that patients in waiting rooms across England are no longer required to socially distance.

Backlog in diabetes care putting lives at risk

Diabetes UK has warned that thousands of diabetes-sufferers’ lives are being put at risk due to a backlog in care caused by the pandemic.

Parkinson’s watch helps patients manage care at home

Patients with Parkinson’s disease are being given life-changing smart watches that allow doctors to remotely assess their condition.

Hundreds diagnosed with lung cancer earlier

Hundreds of people have been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier through NHS mobile trucks, part of the NHS Targeted Lung Health Check Programme.

London ambulance to use volunteers for 999 calls

Volunteers could be responding to urgent 999 calls in London within weeks as the LAS attempts to further tackle mounting delays.

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