NHS England

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NHS army of volunteers to start protecting vulnerable from coronavirus in England

Hundreds of thousands of NHS Volunteer Responders will be able to report for duty today and start helping the NHS in its fight against coronavirus. Over 750,000 people signed up to the NHS’ call for volunteers in just four days when the scheme launched, three times the original target. Royal Voluntary Service, the charity delivering […]
6 April 2020, 11:01 pm

NHS to build more Nightingale Hospitals, as London set for opening

New NHS Nightingale hospitals will be built in Bristol and Harrogate to provide hundreds of extra beds if local services need them during the peak of coronavirus in addition to those already in development in London, Manchester and Birmingham, NHS England is today announcing. NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens, will today confirm that sites […]
2 April 2020, 11:01 pm

Blood control safety cannula and needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on blood control safety cannula and needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax National Patient Safety Alert – Blood control safety cannula and needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax About this alert To prevent cardiac arrest, immediate temporary decompression is required when tension pneumothorax occurs, for example, following chest trauma, […]
2 April 2020, 11:45 am

Total number of COVID-19 deaths in England by date of death

Deaths announced up to 1 April 2020 Date of death Total deaths Up to 10 March 2020 16 11 March 2020 6 12 March 2020 10 13 March 2020 15 14 March 2020 22 15 March 2020 27 16 March 2020 41 17 March 2020 38 18 March 2020 53 19 March 2020 50 20 […]
1 April 2020, 7:22 pm

Interruption of high flow nasal oxygen during transfer

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of harm from interruption of high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) during transfer. National Patient Safety Alert – Interruption of high flow nasal oxygen during transfer About this alert This alert relates to the risk of harm caused by the interruption of HFNO to babies, […]
1 April 2020, 10:15 am

England’s most senior nurse calls out unacceptable behaviour towards NHS staff

England’s most senior nurse, Ruth May, speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning called for the public to show NHS staff more respect following a number of reports of abuse. Chief nursing officer for England, Ruth May said: “Our NHS and social care staff are pulling out all the stops in the face of an unprecedented […]
30 March 2020, 11:19 am

Airline cabin crew to join NHS nightingale carers

The NHS has enlisted easyJet and Virgin Atlantic to work alongside NHS clinicians at new Nightingale hospitals as part of the fight against coronavirus. The airlines are asking staff who have not been working since the COVID-19 pandemic grounded some planes to consider helping the thousands of doctors, nurses and other medics at the new […]
29 March 2020, 11:01 pm

NHS volunteer responders: 250,000 target smashed with three quarters of a million committing to volunteer

The number of people committing to join the NHS Covid-19 effort is three times higher than initially targeted, the Royal Voluntary Service has today announced. The NHS Volunteer Responders recruitment initiative has recruited 750,000 people just two days after the target was increased after hitting its initial quarter of a million target within less than […]
29 March 2020, 9:30 am

NHS support via text message for people with symptoms of Covid-19

People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service launched today. Daily texts will be sent by the NHS to new patients who register their Covid-19 symptoms and contact details with the 111 online service. The messages will check how people are, and ensure that […]
28 March 2020, 5:31 pm

NHS to open two more new hospitals to fight coronavirus

Two new NHS Nightingale Hospitals will open in Birmingham and Manchester to provide care to thousands more patients with coronavirus, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced today. The hospital based at the NEC in Birmingham will start with up to 500 beds equipped with the capacity to increase beds up to 2,000 if needed. […]
27 March 2020, 8:41 pm