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18 Apr 2021

Recovering the NHS backlog in some places could take up to five years: bold transformative approach needed

Chris Hopson highlights concerns about the scale of the NHS backlog and the response required.

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15 Apr 2021

The government must play its part to tackle NHS backlogs

Talking to BBC Radio 4 this afternoon, Chris Hopson speaks about the NHS' latest performance figures on The World at One programme.

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15 Apr 2021

Welcome fall in staff sickness absence figures

Saffron Cordery responds to the latest staff sickness absence figures, published by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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13 Apr 2021

Reasons to be cautious on COVID-19

Talking to Sky News this morning on vaccines, COVID-19 transmission and easing lockdown, Chris Hopson outlined four reasons to still be cautious despite the easing of restrictions on social contact.

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13 Apr 2021

All eyes on NHS Test and Trace following outbreak of COVID-19 variant in South London

Saffron Cordery responds to news that surge testing is being rolled out across parts of South London after 44 cases of the South African variant of COVID-19 were confirmed.

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12 Apr 2021

Easing of lockdown restrictions welcome but we mustn't be complacent

Chris Hopson comments on the latest easing of lockdown restrictions, and the continuing roll-out of the vaccination programme.

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09 Apr 2021

Social care staff should also be recognised with free visa extensions

Miriam Deakin responds to the Home Office announcement that there will be free visa extensions for healthcare workers.

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08 Apr 2021

UK's vaccination programme has been a huge success in the fight against COVID-19

Miriam Deakin responds to recent developments in the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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08 Apr 2021

A year into the pandemic: NHS workforce challenges now “even greater than 12 months ago”

Saffron Cordery is joined by NHS trust leaders Richard Mitchell and Siobhan Melia to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the NHS workforce in our latest Provider podcast episode.

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05 Apr 2021

Trust leaders cautiously welcome moves to ease lockdown restrictions

Saffron Cordery responds to a statement by the prime minister who has confirmed further restrictions will be lifted on 12 April as part of the government's roadmap out of lockdown.

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31 Mar 2021

To pretend discrimination does not exist is damaging

Saffron Cordery responds to a new report from the commission on race and ethnic disparities.

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31 Mar 2021

Troubling to see ambulance staff's mental health particularly affected by COVID-19

Adam Brimelow responds to a new survey by Mind on poor mental health among emergency responders.

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