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NHS calls on A-level students to join the NHS

Posted On: 15/08/2019

As nearly half a million students get their A-level results today, NHS leaders are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing. The NHS has worked with universities to offer more than 7,000 extra nursing places in higher education from this September, as par... read the rest »

Improved NHS care for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neur...

Posted On: 16/08/2019

People living with brain and nerve conditions like Parkinson’s could benefit from quicker diagnosis and better coordinated care as part of a new NHS initiative, which is also set to free up millions of pounds to reinvest in patient care. NHS experts have joined f... read the rest »

Digital diabetes prevention rolled out as part of NHS Long Term Plan

Posted On: 11/08/2019

Thousands of people who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes will receive digital support to prevent them developing the condition as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. In pilot schemes, offering convenient, 24/7 access to online advice significantly boosted the numbers taking u... read the rest »

NHS announces top clinician and independent expert to oversee review into d...

Posted On: 07/08/2019

A leading expert on learning disability services will work with a respected NHS leader to review the circumstances and lessons of the death of Oliver McGowan, a young teenager with learning disabilities. The NHS has today announced that Dr. Celia Ingham Clark MBE, Engla... read the rest »

NHS launches accredited suppliers for electronic patient records

Posted On: 05/08/2019

NHSX and NHS England have published a list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions, to give purchasers in the NHS more confidence in their route to digitisation. NHS England and NHSX have developed a new section on the Health Systems Support Frame... read the rest »

Heat-health watch alert: level 1 – summer preparedness

Posted On: 29/07/2019

Issued at 8.30am on Saturday 27 July 2019 Temperatures are not expected to reach heatwave threshold values until further notice. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. More details about the we... read the rest »

NHS ‘Heat Heroes’ brave record temperatures to help patients k...

Posted On: 25/07/2019

As Britain bakes under record-breaking heat, the health service’s chief executive has paid tribute to staff going above and beyond to keep people safe and healthy. ‘Hydration stations’ in London’s hospitals, free ice creams and lollies for sta... read the rest »

Heat-health watch alert: level 3 – heatwave action

Posted On: 26/07/2019

Issued at 09.46am on Friday 26 July 2019 There is a 90 % probability of heat health criteria being met between 9am on Friday and 9am on Saturday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in h... read the rest »

Heat-health watch alert: level 3 – heatwave action

Posted On: 24/07/2019

Issued at 08.30am on Wednesday 24 July 2019 There is a 90 % probability of heat health criteria being met between 9am on Monday and 9am on Saturday in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope i... read the rest »

NHS ‘top tips’ for families to stay safe as heatwave marks sta...

Posted On: 22/07/2019

England’s most senior nurse has today set out ways to stay safe during the hot weather, as millions of families kick off their long summer break. Much of the country is set for a heatwave this week, with hot weather from France and Spain helping push temperatures... read the rest »