Catch up on this weeks Primary Care and NHS news and events
We have reached the end of the first week of January. Positive news of the new vaccine being rolled out was announced. This will undoubtedly require a lot of work to administer, but it does add to the positivity that we can see an end in sight. We understand that there is still far to go, and Primary Care will be working tirelessly to get the vaccine to everyone; but we are hopeful that 2021 will be a more positive year.
Read the news stories we have covered this week. As always, check back here each week for the run down of all the news stories we have covered. If we have ever missed anything important, please let us know!
Rise in Nursing Students
The beginning of the week saw the great news that 2020 saw a ‘record’ number of nursing students that have taken up courses across the UK. Even more positive, was that there has been an increase in the number of male and mature students taking up courses.
This is great news for the profession, nurses are an extremely valued profession that help so many people, so we were thrilled to read this!
Read more here
This week saw the role out of the second vaccinations against the virus. This brings further hope to people across the globe.
The South Wales Guardian, reported that people in Wales were starting to receive the vaccine on Monday, with plans to vaccinate thousands more over the coming weeks.
Community Pharmacists to help with vaccination programme
There was an announced this week, that from next week, community pharmacists, will be used to deliver the Oxford vaccination.
Dr Nikki Kanani, director for Primary Care, confirmed the news via social media. This will enable more people to get vaccinated quicker; especially following Boris Johnsons announcement on Monday that he aims to have all vulnerable categories vaccinated by mid-February.
You can read the full article here.
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