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  • NHS marks milestone in recovery plan as longest waits virtually eliminated August 8, 2022
    NHS staff were today praised for virtually eliminating the longest waits for scans, checks, surgical procedures and other routine treatment, the first milestone in the most ambitious catch-up plan in health service history. The NHS Elective Recovery Plan, published earlier this year, set out how the health service would address the backlogs that have inevitably […]
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  • Heat-health watch alert: Level 3 – Heatwave action August 8, 2022
    Issued at 8:14am on Monday 8 August 2022 There is a 90% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between midday on Tuesday 9 August and 6pm on Saturday 13 August in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. […]
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  • Heat-health watch alert: level 2 – alert and readiness August 5, 2022
    Issued at 9:02am on Friday 4 August 2022 There is a 60% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between midday on Tuesday 9 August and 9am on Friday 12 August in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. […]
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  • Heat-Health Alert Level 1 – Summer preparedness August 4, 2022
    Issued at 6am on Thursday 4 August 2022 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. You can find the government Heatwave plan for England here. More details about the weather […]
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  • NHS to roll out life-changing glucose monitors to all Type 1 diabetes patients August 1, 2022
    NHS England patients with Type 1 diabetes will now be eligible for life-changing continuous glucose monitors after the health service secured a new cut-price deal. The wearable arm gadget sends information to a mobile app and allows diabetes patients to keep track of their glucose levels at all times without having to scan or take […]
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  • New NHS programme to find and cure hidden Hepatitis C August 1, 2022
    Thousands more people will get potentially life-saving treatment for Hepatitis C thanks to a new NHS screening pilot – driving forward the NHS ambition to eliminate the virus by 2030. The new scheme, which will begin next month, could help up to 80,000 people unknowingly living with Hep C to get a life-saving diagnosis and […]
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  • Heat-health watch alert: level 2 – alert and readiness August 1, 2022
    Issued at 8:18am on Monday 1 August 2022 There is a 60% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between 9am on Tuesday 2 August and 9am on Thursday 4 August in parts of England. Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather. […]
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  • NHS launches awareness campaign for England’s most deadly cancer July 31, 2022
    The NHS is encouraging people with symptoms such as a long-standing persistent cough, to visit their GP for potentially lifesaving checks in its latest campaign to catch lung cancer earlier when it is easier to treat. The launch of the latest Help Us Help You campaign, on World Lung Cancer Day, comes after figures suggest that […]
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  • NHS boosts children’s mental health workforce by 40% July 29, 2022
    Thousands more NHS staff are now working in children’s mental health services, as demand for support continues to rise. Around 4,500 more people have joined the NHS children’s mental health services in England – 40% more than before the pandemic. The new recruits include dozens of psychological practitioners to specifically help young people aged 13 […]
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  • NHS helps thousands of pregnant smokers kick the habit July 29, 2022
    Midwives and other NHS staff have helped almost 15,000 mums-to-be in England quit smoking over just three years, new analysis shows today. Latest figures show that the smoking rate for pregnant women at the time of birth fell to 9.1% in 2021-22, the lowest annual rate on record, and down from 10.6% prior to the […]
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