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‘Gamechanging’ blood test for cancer made available by the NHS

?A new blood test, which is claimed can detect over 50 times of cancer at an early state, is to be trialled by the NHS from mid 2021. Health leaders believe that the new Galleri test could eventually save thousands of lives by increasing the number of cancers diagnosed at stage one or two, from half to three-quarters by 2028

COVID-19: Infection rate drops to below R1 for the first time since August

The Government announced on Friday afternoon that its R number, which measures the rate of infection from COVID-19 has fallen to below 1 for the first time since August. This means the pandemic is no longer considered to be growing. The latest statistics show the R number is between 0.9 and 1, while the estimated growth rate means the number of new infections are dropping by 0-2% each day.

Healthcare heroes honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

Nurses and doctors working to combat Hepatitis C in the homeless during the pandemic, and the team behind the UK’s first virtual reality lung rehabilitation programme are among those who have been recognised by NHS Parliamentary awards

RCN to lobby MPs for fair pay

The RCN launching a campaign asking nursing staff and public supporters to begin lobbying their MPs to ask the Chancellor to invest in the profession in the upcoming spending review

Boost to mental health support for NHS staff

Staff will get rapid access to expanded mental health services that are being rolled out across the country as part of efforts to deal with the second wave of coronavirus, NHS England has announced

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