NHS England

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

Over one million invited for COVID booster jabs this week

Invitations to book a COVID booster jab will be sent to one and a half million people this week as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase ahead of winter. Texts allowing people to arrange a top-up through the National Booking Service will start going out from tomorrow (Monday), with letters also being sent […]
18 September 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS top doctor urges freshers to grab the COVID jab on campus

England’s top doctor is urging students who are not yet vaccinated to get their COVID jab in freshers’ week with dozens of universities setting up pop-up clinics and walk-in centres as the new academic year begins. As tens of thousands of young people head off to university this week, Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical […]
17 September 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS begins COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign

The NHS has started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups from today, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history moves to the next stage. In line with new advice set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Tuesday 14 September, the NHS vaccination […]
16 September 2021, 11:55 am

NHS launches world first trial for new cancer test

The NHS will today launch the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. The first people to take part will have blood samples taken at mobile testing clinics in retail parks and other convenient community locations. The Galleri(tm) test checks for […]
12 September 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS appoints Sir James Mackey as elective recovery adviser

NHS England and NHS Improvement are bringing in Sir James Mackey to advise on elective recovery, it was announced today. Jim, the chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will spend two days a week supporting the national team to find new ways to address the elective backlog. He previously led NHS Improvement. His […]
10 September 2021, 1:30 pm

Lung cancer patients to get breakthrough drug on NHS

NHS lung cancer patients will be the first in Europe to be offered a revolutionary new drug which stops tumours growing by targeting the so-called “death star” mutation. The cutting-edge therapy Sotorasib will be fast-tracked to NHS patients after being proven in clinical trials to stop lung cancer growing for seven months. The drug’s adoption […]
9 September 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS appoints national director of learning disability and autism

NHS England has today announced the appointment of Tom Cahill as the national director for learning disability and autism. Tom, who has been chief executive of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust since 2009, will join NHS England to build on progress already made in providing people with a learning disability or autism with care […]
9 September 2021, 11:12 am

NHS delivers millions of routine treatments in toughest summer

NHS staff have delivered millions more tests and treatments this summer while hospitals cared for thousands more patients with COVID, according to new figures released today. There were 3.9 million diagnostic tests and 2.6 million patients started consultant-led treatment over June and July, compared with 2.7 million tests and 1.6 million treatments over the same […]
9 September 2021, 9:36 am

People seeking NHS weight loss help heavier than those before COVID new study finds

People seeking NHS help to lose weight during the pandemic are on average five pounds heavier than those starting the programme during the previous three years, new NHS research has revealed. Extra weight, gained as people lived through the COVID pandemic, means people are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study, published […]
3 September 2021, 11:01 pm

Stephen Fry joins NHS campaign urging people to come forward for cancer checks

National treasure and cancer survivor Stephen Fry is backing an NHS campaign encouraging people with potential cancer symptoms to come forward for lifesaving checks. In a new film being released today (3 September) as part of the NHS ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign, supported by Public Health England, Stephen Fry talks about being ‘stunned’ to […]
2 September 2021, 11:01 pm