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Four million more GP appointments a month are being delivered for patients compared to the same month before the pandemic, as part of the NHS primary care access recovery plan..

Nurses urged to watch for measles, as vaccine rate dips

The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) Vaccine rates have dropped to a 10-year low, risking outbreaks of the highly infectious and dangerous virus. The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health...

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Thousands of patients with heart failure will now get specialist care from home as the NHS expands its virtual wards scheme..

Specialist nurse declares pandemic preparations ‘inadequate’ at COVID inquiry

The UK government planned for the wrong pandemic, didn't act on learnings from previous outbreaks and failed to prepare the right protective equipment for respiratory infections like COVID-19,...

RCN to ballot members on further strike action

The RCN has written to Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay to inform him that the union will ballot its 280,000 members in England's NHS over further strike action to be held between June...

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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has confirmed the spring COVID-19 booster campaign will be rolled out. Boosters should be offered to:.

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Statistics from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID, 2023) show that while demand for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is increasing, provision has not returned to...

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Around 4.6 million women have not come forward for their latest cervical screening, figures from NHS England show. This comes after the NHS sent out a record number of invites in 2021/22 – over 5...

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UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) analysis suggests that nasal flu vaccine may also help reduce the rate of group A strep infections (Sinnathamby et al, 2022)..

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Data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA, 2022) has shown that there were 148 severe antibiotic-resistant infections a day in 2021..

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Companies offering private blood tests for a range of health conditions and vitamin deficiencies are piling the pressure on general practice, according to the BMA..

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Health and Social Care Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Thérèse Coffey has outlined her plan to ‘ensure the public receives the best possible care this winter and next’, with a focus on general...

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