NHS England

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


    Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button

    14 November 2017, 12:01 am
    NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project which will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a […]


    NHS England announces new National Medical Director

    13 November 2017, 12:49 pm
    NHS England has today announced that Professor Stephen Powis has been appointed as its new National Medical Director. The role was subject to open competition and the appointment made by the Board of NHS England. Professor Powis, 57, is currently Group Chief Medical Officer at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and will succeed […]


    Encouraging people to embrace self care for life

    13 November 2017, 10:18 am
    Engaging and empowering people to look after their own health better is the theme of this year’s Self Care Week which launches today. Whether it is about self-treatable conditions, long term conditions, or lifestyle choices to ensure better physical health and mental wellbeing, this week raises awareness of the huge benefits of people looking after […]


    NHS England strikes new deals to make two new innovative treatments available routinely on the NHS

    9 November 2017, 10:33 am
    NHS chief Simon Stevens will today announce that NHS England has struck deals to make innovative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and breast cancer routinely available on the NHS. From tomorrow (10 November) hundreds of patients with Multiple Sclerosis are set to benefit from a new treatment option, Mavenclad, following a deal with drug company Merck. […]


    NHS England Prevent Mental Health Guidance and new e-Learning package now available

    2 November 2017, 10:41 am
    The guidance is aimed at providers of NHS mental health services and contains information applicable to mental health professionals who work within them. It is designed to support providers and staff to exercise their statutory and professional duties to safeguard vulnerable adults, children and young people at risk of radicalisation. It sets out expectations and […]


    NHS England launches first leadership training programme for hundreds of community pharmacists and technicians

    31 October 2017, 9:36 am
    Hundreds of community pharmacists and technicians working across the NHS are being offered the opportunity to develop leadership and management skills on a training programme. The six month programme, has been extended for the first time to the community pharmacy sector. Delivered by the flagship Mary Seacole programme run by NHS Leadership Academy, the six […]


    National Report to Ministers on the Responsible Officer Regulations and Medical Revalidation

    27 October 2017, 2:49 pm
    At the end of the fourth year of implementation of medical revalidation, the National Report 2016/17 (formerly the Senior Responsible Owner’s Report), provides evidence of a steadily improving picture of engagement. NHS England’s National Report to Ministers on the Responsible Officer Regulations and Medical Revalidation, 2016/17


    What does becoming a multispecialty community provider mean for GPs?

    27 October 2017, 1:19 pm
    New models of care are destined to transform health and care for patients – but what does that mean for GPs in an area considering a new way of working and what impact does this have on patients and practice teams. A series of short films have been produced to help GPs learn more about […]


    New technology, earlier diagnosis and better coordination of care in cancer

    18 October 2017, 9:25 am
    The NHS is on-track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21 according to a report published today by NHS England’s National Cancer Programme. The report details the investment the NHS is making in cancer transformation, including £130m over the period 2016/18 in new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment and £200m over the next two years […]


    NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay

    16 October 2017, 10:29 am
    Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and […]