Over 11,000 decide to join NHS after being jab volunteers

More than 11,000 people who joined the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme have decided to stay on in the health service in other roles.

Valneva Covid-19 vaccine approved by MHRA

The MHRA has given regulatory approval to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Valneva.

Dozens of patients left waiting three years for care

New figures indicate that dozens of NHS patients have waited more than three years for hospital care in England.

Literacy partnership to improve healthcare access for patients

HEE has launched a new drive to improve people’s access to health care through better understanding of written and digital information.

Poor availability of local beds for mental health patients

Patients with acute mental health needs continue to be sent miles away from home because there isn’t a bed available locally.

NHS App saving 22,000 car journeys every month

The NHS App is helping to reduce travel to GP practices with an average of 22,000 car journeys saved every month.

Third of GPs plan to quit within five years

The University of Manchester’s GP Worklife Survey has revealed that a third of GPs are likely to quit direct patient care within five years.

Government ‘burying head in sand’ over Covid threat

The government is failing to grasp how serious a threat the current levels of Covid-19 illness pose to the NHS and to wider society, says BMA.

New 10-year plan to improve mental health

A call for evidence has opened to inform a new 10-year mental health plan to level up mental health across the country.

GP numbers in England down every year since 2015

The number of GPs in England has fallen every year since the government first pledged to increase the family doctor workforce by 5,000.

NHS pressures show no sign of abating, says SAM

The Society for Acute Medicine has warned that NHS pressures show no sign of abating and the system is becoming ‘increasingly compromised’.

New antivirals at home for thousands of patients

Thousands of patients with Covid-19 who are most likely to be admitted to hospital are receiving a cutting-edge NHS antiviral treatment at home.

Calls grow for a revamp of the ‘living with Covid’ plan

NHS leaders have stressed that the government risks abandoning the health service amid continued high infection rates.

Experienced nurses now over £900 worse off

New RCN analysis has highlighted an increasingly concerning financial outlook for nursing staff, even with proposed NHS pay rise in parts of the UK.

Newcastle Hospitals achieves prestigious global standard

Newcastle Hospitals has achieved an international standard for its use of electronic patient record technology to drive transformational change.

Plans announced for new medical school in Carlisle

The University of Cumbria and Imperial College London are working together to launch a new graduate entry medical school in Carlisle.

One million spring booster vaccines delivered

More than one million people have received a spring booster in just over two weeks since the latest phase of the vaccination programme kicked off.

New data shows a record number of annual appointments for those accessing cognitive behavioural therapy across England.  

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