NHS England

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


    Awards spotlight NHS improvement projects driven by patient feedback

    21 March 2017, 2:38 pm
    Winners selected for patient insight awards, announced today at a Patient Experience Network ceremony in Birmingham, demonstrate that NHS providers and commissioners are listening to patient feedback and that services are continuing to improve because of it. The awards in the Friends and Family Test and Patient Insight for Improvement categories have gone to five […]


    NHS to notify heart surgery patients of small risk of infection caused by heater cooler units

    21 March 2017, 9:11 am
    The NHS is today (Tuesday 21 March) taking the precautionary step of writing to patients who have had certain types of open heart surgery to inform them that they may have a low risk of having contracted an infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera). Over the next two weeks, letters are being sent to […]


    Winning projects announced for latest round of Maternity Challenge Fund

    16 March 2017, 9:30 am
    Three projects are each being awarded £50,000 by NHS England to explore innovative ways to use women’s and their partners’ feedback to improve maternity services. A judging panel from NHS England and the Department of Health selected the winners from almost 50 applications for support from the Maternity Challenge Fund, which was set up last […]


    NHS England extends support for GPs on rising indemnity costs

    14 March 2017, 11:55 am
    NHS England is today announcing the promised help for GPs struggling to cope with the rising cost of indemnity payments so that they can offer greater access for patients. The 2016 Winter Indemnity Scheme will be extended by a month to April 17 so that GPs wishing to work additional shifts, particularly over the Easter […]


    England’s Chief Nurse looks to the future

    14 March 2017, 10:01 am
    Professor Jane Cummings calls on the country’s nursing and midwifery staff to take a leading role as the NHS adapts to meet the needs of today’s population. Speaking to the country’s most senior nursing, midwifery and care leaders, Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England (CNO), will today outline the challenges the profession will […]


    NHS England calls for applications from female healthcare scientists to apply for fellowship scheme

    8 March 2017, 9:09 am
    Female healthcare scientists are invited to apply for NHS England’s prestigious fellowship scheme, aimed at providing career support for women working in this field. Led by NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer, the Woman in Science and Engineering Fellowship scheme aims to support four healthcare scientists over 12 months through a career development programme that includes […]


    NHS England publishes latest staff survey results

    7 March 2017, 11:19 am
    The 2016 NHS Staff Survey is published today showing another year of improvements, with NHS staff engagement scores at their highest level in five years. The survey was carried out between September and December 2016 across 316 NHS organisations garnering 423,000 staff responses, an increase of 124,000 more people participating than last year.  This takes […]


    Knowledge Transfer Partnership announced at CSO Conference ‘Bringing Science and Innovation to the Heart of the NHS’

    7 March 2017, 9:00 am
    NHS England will launch its first Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme, a 12 month development programme, aimed at clinical leaders in healthcare science at the Chief  Scientific Officer’s Conference today (7 March). Successful applicants who secure a place will work with other leading healthcare scientists and build long-term collaborations across clinical, research and industry sectors, whilst […]


    NHS England marks World Hearing Day

    3 March 2017, 2:06 pm
    Following the launch in 2016 of Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for Clinical Commissioning groups, Fiona Carragher, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer will join a range of partners from the health, charity and social care sector, to update on progress to date, including updates on: How CCGs across the country have used […]


    Cold weather alert: level 1 – winter preparedness and action

    3 March 2017, 8:14 am
    Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 9am on 3 March until further notice. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this winter. More details about the weather alert are available […]