Government leads an action to improve nation's mental and physical health through a new office
The new Office for Health Promotion is to lead a national effort to improve the health of the nation; by improving our mental health and promoting physical activity, which in turn is hoped will help the nation tackle the rise in obesity.
29 March 2021
New Health Authority to be led by former Director of Public Health, Swindon, Dr. Jenny Harries
A new health agency that will plan for, prevent, and respond to external health threats such as infectious diseases, will be led by former, Director of Public Health, NHS Swindon, and Swindon Borough Council, Dr. Jenny Harries.
25 March 2021
Transgender people asked to help improve the NHS Gender Identity Services in the South West
Transgender and gender-diverse individuals who are over 16 years old and live in the South West area are being encouraged to take part in an online survey to help improve NHS Gender Identity Services.
11 March 2021
NHS acknowledge delays on complaint responses in light of COVID pressures
In February, NHS England and Improvement acknowledged that NHS providers may take longer to investigate and respond to complaints. This is to allow providers to concentrate on front-line duties and responsiveness to coronavirus (COVID-19).
6 March 2021
Changes to the Shielded Patient List and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable shielding
Up to 1.7 million people have been added to the shielding list as shielding guidance is extended to the 31st of March 2021. Clinically extremely vulnerable people who were advised to shield previously will receive letters advising of the extension.
20 February 2021