Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu is the British nurse who revolutionised the NHS

Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is an inspiration to say the least. She is widely known for her ground-breaking contributions to British healthcare. After founding the first UK specialist centre for treating Sickle Cell and Thalassemia in 1979, she still continues to raise awareness and to support a large population with the conditions in the UK. #Monday #BHM feature is @EAnionwu. Dame Elizabeth Anionwu has dedicated her life to the #NHS & to the pursuit of equality. Years as a #nurse was followed by senior executive roles at various orgs. A tireless patron of @SickleCellUK & many more. More info: https://t.co/sk7kcE1kFb pic.twitter.com/6M3fKktlcM — NHS WRES team (@WRES_team) October 22, 2018…

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People are urging MPs to stop ‘putting the NHS under threat’

Campaigners are urging MPs to “protect our NHS” from trade deals that could leave it “on the table”. Ahead of a House of Commons vote on the Trade Bill, campaign group We Own It is encouraging MPs and members of the public to show their public support for the NHS. The campaign aims to motivate MPs to vote for an amendment intended to protect the NHS in deals with other countries: Our NHS needs to be defended and expanded. The Tories’ Trade Bill puts that under threat. That’s why MPs must back the NHS protection amendment. I’m nominating @HackneyAbbott & @AngelaRayner to pass on the message.#NHSProtectionNow💙 pic.twitter.com/06n8zEcyej —…

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NHS staff just told Boris Johnson to “go”

A group of NHS staff just gave a direct message to Boris Johnson: it’s time for him to “go”. NHS workers ‘demand accountability’ On Thursday 14 January, a group of NHS workers held a demo outside Downing Street. They did it to coincide with the once again weekly ‘Clap for Carers’ nationwide vigil – at 8pm. The group, NHS Workers Say No, organised the demo. It said that: The NHS workers are demanding accountability from this government and a funding boost for the NHS to help them cope with the worsening pandemic and repair the damage this government’s lack of leadership has caused to morale and staffing. The…

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Coronavirus has exposed the conditions facing NHS cleaners

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has exposed ongoing issues faced by cleaners in the NHS, with staff cuts and low wages. This comes as coronavirus patients in hospitals rise, with NHS employees emphasising the importance of proper cleaning. Staff cuts According to the NHS’s Estates Returns Information Collection, there are almost a thousand fewer cleaning staff in the NHS in 2019/20 than in 2010/11. GMB Union called for “urgent investment” in response to the figures. Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said: The NHS couldn’t function without its cleaning staff. They have been saving lives, often at real personal risk, since day one of the pandemic. Our members tell us that they…

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The media barely remembered to tell you that NHS staff are still fighting for better pay

In November 2020, 14 health unions representing 1.3 million NHS workers came together to campaign for a pay rise. Unions in support of the demands include the British Association of Occupational Therapists, College of Podiatry, Federation of Clinical Scientists and UNISON. Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases are surging and the UK’s official Covid death toll has passed 80,000 since the start of the pandemic. But NHS staff continue to work every day in dangerous and life-threatening conditions. According to Johns Hopkins University, the UK ranks 5th in the world for the number of Covid deaths, falling only shortly behind the US, Brazil, India and Mexico. This is coupled with the…

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An ICU nurse says ‘our government failed us’ with NHS staff ‘so burnt out they can’t eat’

An ICU nurse at an NHS London hospital has said “our Government failed us”. It comes as the capital’s mayor Sadiq Khan declared a “major incident” across the city in the face of soaring coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.London hospitals will run out of beds within weeks if the spread of coronavirus is not dramatically reduced, Khan warned.“It’s worse than the first wave”Ameera Sheikh, 28, said that across the country some of her colleagues “are so burnt out that they can’t eat”. Sheikh is also a Unite union representative.She told the PA news agency:During and after the first wave, a lot of staff had handed in their resignation, and that’s…

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Welsh NHS chief warns Covid-19 patient numbers could double from first wave

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Welsh hospitals could soon be double that seen during the first wave of the pandemic, the country’s NHS chief executive has warned.Dr Andrew Goodall said Wales’s health system was under “immense pressure”, with critical care units operating at 140% of normal capacity. Two health boards are dedicating almost half their beds to patients with the virus.Almost 2,800 people are in Welsh hospitals with Covid-19-related illness. That’s an increase of 4% in just a week, and the highest number on record following a surge in transmissions over the last fortnight.More difficulties aheadOn Wednesday, Goodall told the Welsh Government’s press briefing that the…

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Surgical site infections (SSI) surveillance: NHS hospitals in England

Published 16 December 2013 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Added report and data tables for 2019 to 2020. 20 December 2019 Added 2018 to 2019 report and data tables. 19 December 2018 Added 2017 to 2018 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2017 Added 2016 to 2017 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2016 Added 2015 to 2016 report and NHS Trust tables. 14 December 2015 Added 2014 to 2015 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2014 The following have been added: 'Surveillance of surgical site infections in NHS hospitals in England: 2013 to 2014'; Surgical site infections surveillance:…

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NHS screening programmes: KPI reports 2020 to 2021

Antenatal and newborn screening KPI data: Q1 (1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020) ODS, 283KB This file is in an OpenDocument format This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Young person and adult screening KPI data: Q1 (1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020) ODS, 138KB This file is in an OpenDocument format This file…

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