NHS England

This page shows the latest items from the NHS England newsfeed.


    NHS and leading suppliers join forces to cut sugary drinks

    20 April 2017, 11:01 pm
    The NHS is today (Friday) stepping up the battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth decay by announcing that sugary drinks will be banned in hospital shops beginning from next year unless suppliers voluntarily take decisive action to cut their sales over the next 12 months. NHS England is announcing that leading retailers have agreed to […]


    Report sets out progress on race equality standards for all NHS trusts in England

    19 April 2017, 8:30 am
    A second annual report into race equality across the NHS has been published today (19 April). The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report publishes data from providers of NHS-funded care, including the voluntary and private sector, to demonstrate how they are addressing equality issues. This year’s report includes for the first time data covering nine WRES […]


    Mental health patients set to benefit from pioneering new digital services

    12 April 2017, 12:51 pm
    Seven areas across England are set to trail-blaze digital services for mental health patients, which will include innovative apps to improve care and online access to ‘real-time’ patient records. NHS England has announced new funding for seven mental health trusts to enable these organisations to pioneer world-class, digital services to improve care for patients experiencing […]


    Up to six million people set to benefit from more clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries

    12 April 2017, 11:16 am
    Patients across England are set to benefit from more convenient trips to the GP with the announcement by NHS England of new, surgery-based clinical pharmacists to help with routine medication and treatment. Over 700 more practices in England will benefit from having a pharmacist located in their GP surgery covering up to six million patients […]


    Stroke patients in England set to receive revolutionary new treatment

    11 April 2017, 11:10 am
    An estimated 8,000 stroke patients a year are set to benefit from an advanced emergency treatment which can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability and also save millions of pounds in long term health and social care costs. NHS England has announced that it will commission mechanical thrombectomy so it can become more widely […]


    Videos of the NHS England Board meeting – 30 March 2017

    7 April 2017, 3:07 pm
    The NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 30 March as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can view separate recordings of each agenda item below: Items 1 to 3 – Welcome, minutes of the previous meeting and Chairman’s report Item 4 and 5 – Chief Executive’s Report […]


    Principia vanguard reduces A&E attendances by 29 per cent for care home residents

    6 April 2017, 12:22 pm
    New figures published last week found that care home residents in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire had 23 per cent fewer emergency admissions and 29 per cent fewer A&E attendances compared to people in other parts of the country. The figures were part of a report published by the Health Foundation, which looked at analysis carried out by […]


    Sir Bruce Keogh announces retirement from NHS England to chair Women and Children’s NHS Trust

    6 April 2017, 10:00 am
    Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has announced that he will be stepping down as NHS England’s National Medical Director at the end of the year after 10 years in the role. He has been appointed as Chair of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and will take up this important role when he leaves NHS […]


    Chief Pharmaceutical Officer announces third Clinical Fellowship Scheme

    4 April 2017, 5:00 pm
    Applications are now being invited for the 2017 Clinical Fellowship Scheme for practising pharmacists.  The placements will allow nine clinical fellows to work in an apprenticeship style model for 12 months with the most senior leaders across the NHS and healthcare-related organisations. All successful applicants will be appointed to host organisations and take up fellowship […]


    Chief Allied Health Professions Officer extends her remit to two additional professions

    3 April 2017, 12:10 pm
    NHS England has extended the remit of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer to two additional regulated professions. Since 1 April 2017, Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and Osteopaths have joined the existing 12 health professionals currently within the remit of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer at NHS England.  This new representation will support wider […]