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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 9.11am on Friday 12 January 2018 This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about this weather alert are available … Continue reading

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More clinical pharmacists set to boost GP services for patients and practices

Nearly 34 million patients will benefit from improved GP services as NHS England boosts the number of surgery-based clinical pharmacists that can offer expert medication and treatment. The NHS England scheme has proved popular with both patients and GP practices … Continue reading

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NHS supports budding entrepreneurs developing voice-recognition app for tackling blood disease

The NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare. This includes the appointment of five healthcare scientists, tackling conditions including sickle cell disease and allergic reactions. The Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme, run by … Continue reading

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8:49am on Monday 8 January 2018 This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about this weather alert are available … Continue reading

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Sugary drinks face NHS ban if action is not taken

Sugary drinks will be further removed from NHS canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018. The NHS is taking action on sugar, with almost two thirds of NHS trusts now signed up to a voluntary scheme to reduce sales of … Continue reading

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Cold weather alert: Level 3 – cold weather action

Issued at 8:24am on Friday 5 January 2018 This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about this weather alert are available … Continue reading

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Cold weather alert: Level 2 – Alert and Readiness

Issued at 09:25am on Thursday 04 January 2018 This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about this weather alert are available … Continue reading

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Operational update from the NHS National Emergency Pressures Panel

The National Emergency Pressures Panel (NEPP) met for the second time today chaired by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. The panel noted that the NHS has been under sustained pressure over the Christmas period with high levels of respiratory illness, bed … Continue reading

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Chief Nurse delighted the work of nurses and midwives has been recognised in New Year’s Honours

England’s most senior nurse has congratulated nursing and midwifery staff whose leadership, dedication and hard work have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Honours go to nurses and midwives from a range of services and roles including cancer … Continue reading

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NHS to consider routine use of ‘drunk tanks’ to ease pressure on A&Es

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today announced that the NHS will decide this year whether “drunk tanks” should routinely be used take pressure off hard-pressed AE departments and 999 ambulance services during the seasonal holiday period. Supervised areas where … Continue reading

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