300,000 worked unpaid overtime during pandemic

Labour has redoubled its call for a fair NHS pay rise as figures show 300,000 staff worked unpaid overtime during the coronavirus crisis. 

Concerning approaches to DNACPR decisions highlighted

The CQC has found worrying variation in people’s experiences of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions during the pandemic. 

£6.6bn for first half of this coming financial year

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced a further £6.6 billion of funding for NHS trusts for the first half of this coming financial year.

Second cohort of Digital Aspirants announced

Matt Hancock has announced that 32 more NHS trusts will join the Digital Aspirant programme, which helps trusts raise their digital maturity.

Shielding to stop from start of April

More than 3.79 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will be informed they are no longer advised to shield from 1 April.

The NHS has warned of a 'significant reduction in the weekly supply' of coronavirus vaccines in England next month.

First dose of vaccine for more than 25 million

More than 25 million people in the UK have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, roughly half the population.

Photo from Riverside Sunderland

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has unveiled plans to build an iconic new Eye Hospital in the centre of Sunderland.

NHS England invites everyone aged 50 and over for jab

New coronavirus vaccination invitations are now going out nationally to millions of people aged 50 to 54 in the latest stage of the programme.

£25 million boost for nurse training

Nurses are set to benefit from expanded virtual training, and the launch of a new national critical care qualification for qualified nurses.

£12bn ‘booster shot’ needed to make NHS fit for future

An extra £12 billion a year is needed to invest in the NHS and care system to recover the damage done by coronavirus, says IPPR.

Labour ‘won’t rest’ without fair pay deal for NHS heroes

Labour will use ‘every Parliamentary opportunity’ to secure a fair pay deal for every NHS worker after the pandemic, says Dodds.

NHS users increase use of tech, but scepticism remains

Approximately three fifths of NHS users increased their use of technology to access care during the first phase of the pandemic.

Charities warn of potential rise in cancer death rate

A group of 47 cancer charities have warned that the UK's cancer death rate will rise for the first time in decades without immediate action.

£8bn extra funding needed or services at risk

Health service leaders have warned that hospitals will have to start cutting services unless the NHS receives £8bn of additional funding this week.

Coronavirus research passes one million participants

New NIHR data has shown that more than one million participants have now taken part in coronavirus research across the UK.

Health charities back vaccines drive for those at risk

Leading UK health charities are encouraging people with underlying conditions to come forward for a coronavirus vaccine.

NHS texting millions of vulnerable people for vaccination

The NHS is texting millions of vulnerable people urging them to get a life-saving coronavirus jab as the vaccination programme continues to accelerate.

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