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NHS and care staff need tests and need them now, says NHS Confederation

02 / 4 / 2020 5.36pm

Responding to the plan outlined by Health Secretary Matt Hancock to increase Covid-19 testing to 100,000 a day by the end of April, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said NHS and care staff need tests and need them now.

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PPE distribution must be prioritised with supplies received more rapidly

02 / 4 / 2020 4.54pm

Responding to the PPE guidance, Dr Graham Jackson, GP, chair NHS Clinical Commissioners and senior clinical adviser NHS Confederation, said PPE distribution must be prioritised with supplies received more rapidly

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PPE guidance important step towards rebuilding trust

02 / 4 / 2020 1.06pm

Responding to new guidance about use of personal protective equipment (PPE), Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said PPE guidance important step towards rebuilding trust.

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Lifting restrictions on trusts testing staff for Covid-19 welcomed

01 / 4 / 2020 3.14pm

Responding to the news that the 15 per cent cap on trusts testing staff for COVID-19 will be removed, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said lifting restrictions on trusts testing staff for Covid-19 welcomed

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Automatic NHS visa extensions a welcome step from Government

31 / 3 / 2020 3.39pm

Danny Mortimer, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation and chief executive of NHS Employers, responds to the Home Office's announcement it is automatically extending visas for NHS workers

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Delivery of more staff testing cannot come quickly enough

27 / 3 / 2020 6.25pm

Responding to the news that NHS staff testing will begin and two new hospitals will be created, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, saiddelivery of more staff testing cannot come quickly enough

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Prioritising NHS workers for coronavirus testing is crucial

25 / 3 / 2020 7.03pm

Responding to the news that the 3.5 million antibody tests will prioritise key workers including NHS staff, Layla McCay, director of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said prioritising NHS workers for coronavirus testing is crucial

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Please follow the medical advice and protect the NHS

24 / 3 / 2020 7.35pm

Responding to the press conference by health secretary Matt Hancock today, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said please follow the medical advice and protect the NHS

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Coronavirus Bill ‘not enough’ in battle against pandemic – extra investment and acting on frontline concerns needed too

23 / 3 / 2020 1.54pm

This afternoon (Monday 23 March), the Coronavirus Bill will receive its first debate in the House of Commons. The Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law by the end of the month.

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We need every doctor, every nurse and every clinical facility

22 / 3 / 2020 8.09am

Responding to the NHS deal with the independent sector to tackle coronavirus, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said we need every doctor, every nurse and every clinical facility

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