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14 Jan 2022

Trusts will redouble efforts to encourage NHS staff vaccination to avoid job losses and risks to patient safety

Saffron Cordery responds to the publication of phase two guidance by the NHS on vaccination as a condition of deployment for healthcare workers.

News
13 Jan 2022

Trusts clear decisions over self-isolation periods should be led by the science

Saffron Cordery responds to an announcement by the health and social care secretary today that self-isolation periods will be reduced from seven days to five.

News
13 Jan 2022

Trust leaders will welcome extension of free PPE for frontline

Saffron Cordery comments on the announcement that free personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health and care staff has been extended for another year.

Blog
09 Jan 2022

It's time to transform the NHS – the pressures of COVID-19 have left no doubt

Chris Hopson discusses the impact the pandemic has had on the NHS, exposing the urgent need for transformation of the health service which is currently “stretched perilously thin”.

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News
07 Jan 2022

Armed forces support for NHS welcome but longstanding workforce challenges must be resolved

Chris Hopson responds to news that 200 armed forces personnel have been made available to support the NHS in London.

News
04 Jan 2022

Pressures are stretching the NHS like never before

Chris Hopson responds to the Downing Street press conference.

News
31 Dec 2021

Staff absences the biggest immediate challenge for trusts

Chris Hopson responds to the latest winter sitrep data from NHS England and NHS Improvement.

News
31 Dec 2021

Government must be ready to act on restrictions if needed

Chris Hopson comments on the need for new restrictions to combat the spread of Omicron on this morning's BBC Today Programme.

News
30 Dec 2021

Trusts are rightly preparing for the worst and hoping for the best

Chris Hopson comments on NHS trusts' work to create extra Nightingale surge capacity.

News
29 Dec 2021

NHS Providers' response to reports of the inability of some NHS staff to access COVID-19 tests promptly

Chris Hopson comments on reports of the inability of some NHS staff to access COVID-19 tests promptly.

News
29 Dec 2021

NHS Providers' response to suggestions to further cut the COVID-19 isolation period to less than seven day

Chris Hopson comments on suggestions to further cut the COVID-19 isolation period to less than seven days.

News
23 Dec 2021

Staff absences show tangible real-time impact of Omicron

Chris Hopson responds to the latest NHS winter "sitrep" figures.

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