NHS England

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

NHS facing extreme strike disruption amid three consecutive ‘Christmas days’

The NHS and patients are facing further disruption this week as three more days of historic joint walkouts by junior doctors and consultants are set to bring routine care services to a “near standstill”. Thousands more appointments are expected to be rescheduled this week, just days after the total number of postponements since strikes began […]
30 September 2023, 11:01 pm

Millions can book flu jabs online from Monday

Millions of people will be able to book their flu vaccines online from Monday, as the NHS booking system opens ahead of what could be a challenging winter for the health service. As part of the NHS’s commitment to make it ever more convenient for people to book in for their winter vaccines, from 8am […]
29 September 2023, 11:01 pm

Public asked to shape future use of health data by the NHS

Members of the public will be asked to help shape how the NHS uses their health data to improve patient care, as part a series of major events next year. The events, starting in the new year and continuing until March 2025, will gather public views on digital and data transformation in the NHS. Among […]
28 September 2023, 11:01 pm

NHS delivers over one million covid vaccines in a week

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is off to a flying start with more than one million (1.16m) autumn covid jabs delivered in a week since national bookings started, providing vital protection to the most vulnerable. Over 2.8 million people (2,808,234) have also received their flu jabs since the start of the autumn campaign on 11 […]
26 September 2023, 9:52 am

NHS publishes data following junior doctors and consultants strike

Data on last week’s industrial action by junior doctors and consultants is here: NHS England » Potential industrial action in the NHS For the first time in NHS history, both sets of staff took joint action, which means that since strikes began, the cumulative total of acute inpatient and outpatient appointments rescheduled has now exceeded […]
25 September 2023, 4:37 pm

More than half a million people have made organ donations via NHS App

People across England are being encouraged to use the NHS App as an easy way to register their organ donation decision – as more than 7,000 patients actively wait for a transplant. The total number of organ donation decisions registered for the first time through the NHS App has increased by over a fifth over […]
25 September 2023, 10:58 am

Visits to NHS website’s head lice advice page jump by a third in back-to-school spike

The number of people seeking advice on head lice and nits from the NHS website has increased by more than a third since the beginning of September. Figures released by NHS England, which runs the NHS website, show there were 12,720 weekly visits to the health advice page on head lice and nits last week […]
24 September 2023, 11:01 pm

NHS England statement on industrial action

NHS National Medical Director Professor Sir Stephen Powis said: “The NHS is set to experience the equivalent of five ‘Christmas Days’ in the next three weeks, where many routine services and appointments may not be delivered. While colleagues are working hard to ensure we keep patients safe and prioritise emergency and critical care, the collective […]
19 September 2023, 3:23 pm

NHS booking opens for life-saving Covid vaccinations

Millions of eligible people in England can book their life-saving autumn Covid vaccine online from today (18 September) as the NHS steps up its winter vaccination programmes early in response to the risk of the new Covid variant. Anyone eligible can book their Covid vaccinations via the NHS website, by downloading the NHS App, or […]
17 September 2023, 11:01 pm

NHS braced for unprecedented walkout as junior doctors and consultants take strike action

The NHS is preparing for a historic walkout which will affect almost all planned care as the first ever joint strike by consultants and junior doctors begins this week. Consultants begin their strike action on Tuesday (19 Sept) and are joined by junior doctors on Wednesday (20 Sept). On Wednesday from 7am, both junior doctors […]
17 September 2023, 11:01 pm