NHS England

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Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 9.12am on Wednesday 20 November 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 12 midday on 20 November 2019 until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
20 November 2019, 11:04 am

Cold weather alert: Level 2 – alert and readiness

Issued at 8.44am on Monday 18 November 2019 There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 9.00am on Monday 18 November and 12.00pm on Wednesday 20 November in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Find out more about staying well this […]
18 November 2019, 11:39 am

Pre-election guidance for the 2019 General Election

This pre-election guidance will help organisations make all staff aware of the implications on communications activities of the period prior to the 2019 general election. This guidance takes effect from 00:01 hours, Wednesday 6 November 2019, until Friday 13 December 2019 or the date at which a new government is formed. During this time, specific […]
6 November 2019, 2:44 pm

New NHS online training to help people get home from hospital quicker

NHS England and Health Education England have today launched ActNow, an e-learning tool developed for health service and care staff to help them reduce hospital delays for patients. Nearly 350,000 patients currently spend over three weeks in acute hospitals each year. Many of those are older people who are often frail, and while a short […]
5 November 2019, 12:10 pm

Demand for NHS burns care soars over bonfire night and diwali

Top doctors from the NHS and St John Ambulance have teamed up to urge revellers to stay safe during Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali celebrations, as new figures reveal thousands end up in hospital each year due to firework and bonfire injuries. According to figures from NHS Digital, there were almost 2,000 occasions of people […]
2 November 2019, 12:01 am

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Issued at 6.59am on Friday 1 November 2019 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 1 November 2019 9.00am until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.
1 November 2019, 2:08 pm

Public back NHS plans for new rapid care measures

England’s top doctor has welcomed new polling showing that patients and the public support NHS proposals focussing on fast treatment for those who need it in A&E. A national survey commissioned by Healthwatch England found that an overwhelming majority of people placed a high priority on early initial assessment on arrival at A&E for everyone, […]
31 October 2019, 4:19 pm

Chair, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair this outstanding Trust. This is an unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to your community of this outstanding Trust. M2105 Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which delivers a wide range of […]
25 October 2019, 9:13 am

NHS ramps up drive to increase uptake of lifesaving vaccines

More lifesaving vaccines should be provided in convenient locations for parents to drive uptake, a new NHS review says today. The findings are being published amid a reduction in children getting vaccinated, with analysis showing that one in seven children aged five had not had both doses of essential measles jabs. Health leaders will also […]
24 October 2019, 11:01 pm

NHS England concludes wide-ranging deal for cystic fibrosis drugs

NHS England has today announced it has secured a definitive agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals to make available all three of their UK-licensed cystic fibrosis medicines. This means NHS patients will now have full access to Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco, and around 5000 people may now take up these treatments. There is no cap on patient numbers, and each and every patient in England who […]
24 October 2019, 9:22 am