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Urgent action needed to address chronic undersupply of NHS staff

20 / 4 / 2021 11.25pm

National health bodies call on Prime Minister to address NHS staff shortage

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Increase in ethnic minority vaccine uptake impressive, but vigilance remains crucial

20 / 4 / 2021 6.26pm

Dr Layla McCay responds to latest Downing Street press conference with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Dr Nikki Kanani

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European Data Protection Board paves way for continued sharing of health data between EU and UK

20 / 4 / 2021 2.07pm

The European Data Protection Board’s Opinion on the draft UK data adequacy decisions gives the green light to UK data protection standards, paving the way for uninterrupted sharing of relevant health data between the EU and UK, the NHS Confederation says.

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Government urged to act decisively with foreign travel restrictions as over 8m second vaccine doses administered

19 / 4 / 2021 5.02pm

Dr Layla McCay responds to health secretary Matt Hancock’s statement to the House of Commons

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The Welsh NHS is working with patients to give them the care they need for "Long Covid"


15 / 4 / 2021 11.48am

Our director, Darren Hughes, responds to Asthma UK & British Lung Foundation's Long Covid survey results.

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James Devine to join NHS Confederation

15 / 4 / 2021 11am

James Devine, currently Chief Executive of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, will be joining the NHS Confederation as our new Programme Director, Acute Care on 10 May.

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NHS provides huge amount but still faces major challenges

15 / 4 / 2021 10.31am

The NHS Confederation has commented on the latest monthly performance figures for the NHS in England.

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Updated vaccination guidance welcome but caution still needed

PCN Network

13 / 4 / 2021 11.23am

The NHS Confederation's PCN Network director has commented on the updated vaccination guidance from the JCVI.

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Matthew Taylor appointed as new chief executive of the NHS Confederation

12 / 4 / 2021 11.57am

The chief executive of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Matthew Taylor has been appointed as the new chief executive of the NHS Confederation.

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Visa extension welcome; long-term workforce strategy still needed

09 / 4 / 2021 10.45am

The NHS Confederation has commented on the announcement that a free one-year visa extension will be given to eligible healthcare workers and their dependants.

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