Category list : Sir Bruce Keogh
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The health service in England should be ready for continued pressure as a result of the current cold snap, according to the latest update from the NHS national emergency pressures panel.
Nursing staff have once again been urged to ensure they are vaccinated against influenza, while one of England’s most senior doctors has suggested that immunisation should be compulsory in future.
Nurses and doctors have been told that non-urgent inpatient elective care in England should be deferred until the end of the month, in an extension of measures to cope with winter pressures.
Hospital trusts have been told that non-urgent inpatient elective care should be deferred until mid-January to ensure beds and staff are available for the sickest patients over the festive break.
NHS England’s medical director is considering new safety measures for acute trusts after a patient died from drinking alcohol rub.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals responding to Saturday’s London terror attack have been thanked by the chief nursing officer for England for their “tireless efforts and commitment” over the weekend.
Final 'Keogh trust' exits special measures regime Subscription
The final trust from the first wave of organisations placed in special measures following the Keogh review has come out of the regime.
It is no secret that the NHS is critically short of GPs. Yet obstacles to solving this problem appear to exist wherever you look.
NHS must make EU staff feel 'valued', says KeoghSubscription
The NHS’s most senior doctor, Sir Bruce Keogh, has called on NHS leaders to send out a message to European staff working in the health service that they are valued and welcome in the wake of Friday’s vote for the UK to leave the EU.
Cosmetic nurses, doctors and other practitioners in England are to be overseen by a new body designed to drive up standards in non-surgical aesthetic treatments, such as Botox.